Barrel Porting

Service Details

Barrel porting is a service offered by Chandler Tactical Firearms that aims to reduce recoil and muzzle rise in firearms. Ports are strategically placed openings on the barrel that vent gas upward when the firearm is fired. By redirecting the gas, barrel porting helps to counteract the rearward force of recoil and mitigate muzzle rise, resulting in improved shooting control and follow-up shot accuracy.

Chandler Tactical Firearms utilizes its expertise and precision machining techniques to create carefully designed ports that effectively reduce recoil and muzzle rise. The ported barrels are available as aftermarket options for various firearm models or can be installed during custom firearm builds. The team at Chandler Tactical Firearms ensures that the porting process is performed with utmost precision and attention to detail, resulting in optimal performance and enhanced shooting experience.

Whether you are a competitive shooter looking to gain an edge in accuracy and speed or a firearm enthusiast seeking improved shooting control, barrel porting services at Chandler Tactical Firearms can provide the solution you need. Trust in their knowledge and expertise to deliver high-quality porting services that elevate your shooting performance and overall firearm experience.


Reduced Recoil: The primary advantage of barrel porting is the reduction of recoil. The vented gas helps counteract the backward force generated by the fired bullet, resulting in less felt recoil. This makes shooting more comfortable and allows for quicker follow-up shots


Improved Muzzle Control: Barrel porting effectively mitigates muzzle rise. By directing gas upward, the firearm's front end is pushed down, minimizing the upward movement of the barrel during firing. This leads to quicker target reacquisition and improved accuracy.


Faster Shot Recovery: With reduced muzzle rise and recoil, shooters can regain their sight picture and realign the firearm more quickly for consecutive shots. This is particularly beneficial in competitive shooting or self-defense scenarios.


Enhanced Accuracy: The stability gained from reduced recoil and muzzle rise directly contributes to improved accuracy. Shooters can maintain better control over the firearm, resulting in tighter shot groups.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is barrel porting?

Barrel porting involves creating carefully positioned openings (ports) on a firearm’s barrel to vent gas and reduce recoil and muzzle rise during firing.

How does barrel porting work?

When the gun is fired, gas is redirected through the ports, creating a counteracting force that helps to minimize the rearward recoil and upward movement of the firearm’s barrel.

What are the benefits of barrel porting?

Barrel porting reduces felt recoil, controls muzzle rise, improves accuracy, allows faster target reacquisition, and enhances overall shooting comfort.

Is barrel porting suitable for all firearms?

Barrel porting can be applied to a wide range of firearms, from handguns to rifles and shotguns. It’s particularly effective for high-recoil firearms and those used in competitive shooting.

Does barrel porting affect accuracy?

When done correctly, barrel porting can actually enhance accuracy by reducing the movement of the barrel during firing, resulting in tighter shot groups.

Can any barrel be ported?

While most barrels can be ported, it’s crucial to consult with professionals to determine the suitability of your firearm for porting. Aftermarket barrels with proper dimensions are often recommended.

Does barrel porting increase noise and muzzle flash?

Barrel porting can slightly increase noise and muzzle flash due to the redirection of gases. However, the difference is usually minimal and often outweighed by the benefits.

Are there different porting designs?

Yes, various porting designs exist, each with specific characteristics. The number, size, and placement of ports can impact the effectiveness of recoil reduction and muzzle control.

Is there a risk of debris or fouling getting into the ports?

Barrel porting is designed to minimize the likelihood of debris entering the ports. However, regular cleaning and maintenance are recommended to ensure optimal performance.

Can I combine barrel porting with other firearm modifications?

Yes, barrel porting can be combined with other modifications like Cerakote finishes, laser engraving, and sight installations to create a personalized and high-performance firearm.

Customize Request

To request a customization package, fill out form below.

Add as much information in this field about how you want to customize your firearm.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, Max. file size: 512 MB.
    Upload images of designs on how you want your firearm to look.