Interesting barrel length observation on S/A pistols

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    On another forum there was a topic about how a semi auto pistol with say a 5 inch barrel doesn't really have a 5 inch barrel because they count the chamber length in with over all barrel length, and they don't do this on revolvers. So, I went and got on of my 1911's that has a 5 inch barrel and measured it. Sure enough not counting the chamber, I only had little more than a 4 inch barrel! The booklet that came with it says it has a 5 inch barrel. I didn't know this. Should I be mad? Irked? Peeved?
     
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    Irate.
     
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    5 inches is what the cards dealt gave you. Stick to the "size does not matter" line.
     
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    BUT I ONLY GOT 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I been telling people it's five inches, but what happens when someones sees it!??????????????????????
     
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    Granny prefers the Buntline Special.
     
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    Stop being selfish and be happy. At least your gun is longer than your dick.
     
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    Can't keep a secret huh?
     
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    When I saw "SA" I thought "Single Action". :dunno:

    My pistol has a 4-inch barrel, disregarding the space in the cylinders.

    I was considering one of those cap-and-ball things with an 8-inch barrel. What say yall?
     
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    Semi Auto! :) Never had a cap and ball gun.
     
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    Too late. I was told by someone you dont even know so I'm sure more people than me know.
     

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