Specifically, the "Long Slide versions.
How much, if any, does barrel length effect the function of an Auto pistol?
The Long Slide guns, have not only a longer barrel, but also a longer slide.
Sooo, is that because of the LOOKS,
OR a longer sight radius because the front sight is on the slide,
OR, is it a somewhat needed thing for better function?
I've also, noticed 1911s that have a longer barrel sticking out in front of the slide, and some with Muzzle Brakes, or Porting. Therefore, I wonder about this.
Just curious, and my curiosity IS satiable.
Smitty of the North