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I have two 1911 pistols with 5 inch barrels like I'm sure many of you do. However, unlike revolvers, if you have one, the actual rifled part of the barrel is only about 4 inches because the chamber takes up nearly an inch. Kind of misleading. So my XDS mod 2 with it's 3.3 inch barrel (I think that's what it has) really only has about a 2.3 inch barrel.
 

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Muzzle to bolt/breach face has always been the traditional way of measuring barrel length for pistols, rifles and shotguns.

Revolvers have a closer relationship of rifled barrel length to stated barrel length. Some will argue that the cylinder length is also part of the barrel length, and they may have a point, although it's probably not worth arguing about.
 

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Muzzle to bolt/breach face has always been the traditional way of measuring barrel length for pistols, rifles and shotguns.

Revolvers have a closer relationship of rifled barrel length to stated barrel length. Some will argue that the cylinder length is also part of the barrel length, and they may have a point, although it's probably not worth arguing about.
My point is valid, denigrate it you like.
 
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