Barrels listed as “In Stock” are machined per order specifications from customer. Barrels are made drop in or fitted, cut to length, and threaded custom per order. For this reason, please allow 2-4 weeks for your order to be filled and shipped. If a barrel is listed as “On Backorder”, it means we are currently manufacturing a run of these barrels and do not have any in inventory. You may place an order, which will place you on our backorder list, and we will fill and ship your order as soon as we are finished manufacturing.
FITTING SERVICES FOR 1911 BARRELS: $125.00
For instructions on sending your pistol, please click here. PLEASE NOTE THAT FREE SHIPPING DOES NOT APPLY FOR THE SHIPMENT OF FIREARMS.
NATIONAL MATCH (FITTING REQUIRED) BARRELS:
1911 Barrels ordered as fitting required, otherwise known as National Match, are left over sized in the hood and link lugs. For this reason, we do not install the link & pin (if ordered) as the link lugs are cut to fit with the link & pin uninstalled. All drop in barrels that are ordered with the link & pin will be shipped with the link & pin installed.
Any barrel ordered with a compensator thread requires the compensator to be sent in. Compensator threads include .575-40 and 11/16-40.
1911 barrels are now available in stainless as well as black DLC and copper or gold PVD coatings. PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coatings are an extremely hard coating that offer aesthetically pleasing colors and increased lubricity. DLC is a deep gloss black and is an extremely hard coating that increases lubricity. TiCN is a satin copper and TiN is a satin gold. For colors, see images at the top of the page. PLEASE NOTE THAT PVD FINISHES ADD APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS TO LEAD TIME.
COLT GOVERNMENT VS. COLT ENHANCED HOOD MODELS:
Certain model Colt 1911 .45 ACP’s have what is called the “enhanced hood”. The enhanced hood only applies to certain model Colt 1911’s in .45 ACP only. Colt pistols with the enhanced hood include the following: Colt Gold Cup .45 ACP, Colt Rail Gun .45 ACP, Colt M45A1, and some Colt Series 80 .45 ACP’s. If your pistol is not a Colt, or is a Colt Series 70, the enhanced hood model will NEVER apply. You can determine if your Colt 1911 .45 ACP has an enhanced hood by the width and radial offset of the hood. The Colt Gov’t hood should be around .420″ in width, while the Colt Enhanced hood should be approximately .385″. The enhanced hood is also offset radially in the clockwise direction, when compared to the Gov’t hood. For a visual representation, cycle through the images on this page and you will find a picture of the two different hoods.
-Rifling: Conventional, button rifled
-Material: 416R Stainless Steel Forgings
-Hardness: 40-44 HRC
-Crown: Recessed 11 degree target crown for non-threaded barrels, recessed 60 degree crown for threaded barrels
-Thread Protector: Included at no charge