There are lots of ways to modify and improve a weapon’s function. If you’re not very skilled with higher end firearm modifications, you should check out this simple shotgun fix. This guide teaches you how to go about modding a ported barrel which is pretty great. Among the advantages of installing a custom shotgun barrels, it’s worth noting that this modification helps decrease the muzzle jump and overall recoil. In other words, barrel porting helps your shotgun feel much more comfortable: no more shoulder pain. By decreasing recoil, this modification also increases accuracy. Depending on how small or large your body frame is, many users experience soreness in their shoulders and wrists from frequent usage. Using a ported shotgun barrel should greatly reduce all this pressure and transform shooting this gun into a much more pleasant pastime. Without further adieu, lets delve into how to port a shotgun barrel.
How to Port a Shotgun Barrel
Considering the many possible gun modifications you could make, shotgun porting is one of the easiest. That ease of entry relieves pressure for the Gunsmith. You won’t need any advanced gunsmithing tools or skills. The project is quick and safe to carry out in your home. Here are the props you need to carry out a proper shotgun barrel porting procedure:
- A barrel porting fixture
- A do-drill cutting oil
- Graphite Black Cerakote
- A drill (with vise blocks to secure the barrel, a hardened drill guide, an aluminum drilling fixture and a drill bit).
You can easily order all of these tools online. If you took any gunsmithing courses, you probably already own these basic tools. Before we move on to explain the whole process, you shouldn’t attempt to do this on your own if you’re still in training or not a certified gunsmith. I also recommend finding appropriate supervision if you don’t feel very confident in your skills to complete the required actions. In any gunsmithing procedure, there is always a risk of injury. Gunsmith U won’t take responsibility should anything go wrong. If you have any doubts, make sure you are at least supervised by a competent authority before proceeding with these instructions.
After you gather all the materials and tools needed, you can simply proceed with these following instructions. First, secure the barrel in the vise blocks. Next, secure the drilling guide to the barrel using clams. Then, insert a dowel into the shotgun’s bore in order to protect it during drilling. Drill the holes carefully after you coat the drill in the Do-drill cutting oil. After drilling them, you can use a flex hone and abrasive cloth to remove all the exterior and interior burrs and debris. Check out the video tutorial below should you need further reference.
Another popular modification targets the shotgun forcing cone: its lengthening helps with improved patterns. If you plan to customize your shotgun to its fullest potential, you should consider lengthening the shotgun forcing cone and porting the barrel.