Originally Posted by Longitude Zero
I am NOT a fan of porting a carry gun and here is why. If you have to fire the gun while it is held close to your body in a close combat position the gasses coming out of the ports will spray directly upward into your face. Several weapon retention techniques require you to have part of your body near or covering the ports.
So I am not a fan. Save the porting for competition guns.
I do carry a ported gun.
Care must be taken to direct the ports away from the body when house clearing.
I have been trained to cant the ports at a 90 degree angle away from the body in those situations.
My gun has ports on the end of an extended barrel that point strait up.
I don't know how easy it is to deal with the gas when coming off center a la Magnporting?
Jocko and Jeepster are big advocates of porting.
Particulary Jeepster, that I believe has a ported snubbie.
I think Jocko had a ported S&W 342 as well?
My gun is a Glock G27.
I have two 357 Sig barrels for it;
1) 4.16" Dual Ported Storm Lake
2) 3.26" OEM Glock
The ported barrel, in my gun with the high pressure 357 sig,
works much better than I expected compared to the factory Glock barrel.
Recoil and muzzle flip is reduced to 9mm +P levels.
For me, in a self defense situation, follow up shooting is enhanced.