Shuemann Barrel Question........Please look

John Galt

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Hi

I have a pistol with a Shuemann L-355 38 super barrel.

I am posting this question because THEY DON’T SEEM TO ANSWER THE PHONE

This is a 38 super bull barrel in a custom STI pistol.

The barrel is marked; “Caliber 0.355”

Can I shoot + P’s in this barrel? Does anyone know definitively?

Thanks
 

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I believe most 38 super is marked +p due to the fact it has same dimensions as 38acp. But I don’t think it makes a difference..
 

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Every pistol I have ever looked at that was chambered in 38 Super has been +P rated.

ive been told Shuemann barrels are +P rated, but I have not seen it on paper from Shuemann
 

John Galt

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Thanks very much guys.

It doesn’t mention it on the Shuemann website and I think they have been sold and are not responding while they move..

Appreciate the imput
 

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Shuemann has always been hard to get on the phone... All his barrels are ok with +P. Just make sure your pistol is sprung properly for +P. Assuming it is based on what little is known. I had a Tripp built 2011 with a Shuemann barrel and it was good with 30 Super +P and 9x23... I did have to tune the recoil spring - but can't remember what weight I went with...
 

Bill O’Rights

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Every rule has its exceptions, but generally the barrel itself is among the least of the limiting factors for +P in a 1911. More often, the frame, slide, slide lock, barrel link, springs and their fitment call the shot. (Yes, pun intended.)

Ironically, it’s not the pressure per se, but a function of pressure as it determines torque during recoil, that determines whether a 1911 can handle +P.

Once, with a foreign made, moderately priced 1911, I attempted to shoot some +P Ammo in .45 acp. On about the 4th, 5th or 6th round, the pistol would lock up. At first, I suspected that I was inadvertently pushing the slide lock pin out of battery. But... finally, my LGS and I determined that because of poor barrel link and slide stop pin fit, the barrel torque was twisting and pushing/leveraging the pin out of place a little bit with each round.

We changed out the offending pin and link to better quality and a careful fit, tweaked the locking lugs fit, added a heavier recoil spring for good measure... and it ran without a hitch with +P Ammo and everything else.

That said, I’m not a fan of +P ammo in .45acp for most uses, including self defense.

My two cents... after adjustment for inflation.
 

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The pistol was built by Johnny Lim at Limcat and he told me essentially the same thing that the limitation was the springs and my /tolerance / allowance for recoil.

He said he built the gun with 12# springs and if there was any issue (or as a matter of preference if desired) upgrade to 16#

I really appreciate all the help guys.
 

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