Ported Barrels Are So Hot Right Now!

One trend that took off in 2021 was the rise of ported barrels. We had places like Monsoon Tactical, Vulcan Machine Work and Slideworks ENG among a plethora of other places gain in popularity in regards to customer porting work. It’s always funny to look back and see what kind of the trends are popular over the years. A few years ago the “Roland” Builds were the cool things with the comps and matching length lights. The Parker Mountain Machine comps were the next big thing. They started showing up on a ton of firearm platforms. Now Porting seems to be the “recoil Management” system that people are wanting to use.

The whole point of porting your barrel and slide is to get excess gas that leaves the barrel pushed upwards and towards the sky. That means its pushing the gun down so it’s helping mitigate the muzzle flip and rise that people can sometimes struggle with. It really helps for follow up shots. It makes your gun more predictable and therefore easier to shoot fast.

Barrel porting can be expensive because you have to send your slide and barrel off to be machined. You cannot just use a normal ported barrel in a non ported slide. The escaping gas needs to have a place to go. Your slide will end up getting damaged from the excess pressure. So they have to mill a matching window in the slide. Then they have to be repainted or cerakoted and it takes time to get the whole process done. Our barrels take into account the common placement of the top window cut in many of the mainstream slides. You should be able to drop our barrel into most slides and have a perfectly functioning system. If your slide is not pre-cut, then we do sell our own slides that have a perfect cut window for the ports.

Shooting a gun with ports is just a little nicer in the recoil management department. There is less felt recoil and the ability to stay on target for follow up shots and shooting fast is a huge positive. We can see why porting your handguns has become so popular lately. Plus, in some instances. Just having the top window and some burnt up porting holes looks pretty sweet.

We are currently offering these barrels in 3 different finishes and will have different sizes coming soon. Right now they are only for the Glock 19. Head to our website and check them out for yourself. They won’t last very long since they are pretty unique to the industry right now. Grab one and let us know if you can feel the difference with our ported barrels!

PVC Patches!

It’s an exciting time! Things are changing and big things are happening here at AimSurplus! For the first time ever we have PVC Patches! These things are something you will find all around the gun industry. There is a weird collector/status symbol association with them. Lots of vendors give exclusive ones out during SHOT, companies do limited releases of them and influencers always seem to have a new one coming out.

We finally hopped onto the trend and have given people what they want! We have our ever so popular Stars and Stripes Logo patch. This is a rubber material on one side and a velcro hook and look material on the other. This allows you to slap the patch onto any bag or plate carrier or patch wall that you might have. I know all of our guys are currently rocking a patch on their plate carrier or their backpack. It’s just a cool way to show your support of a company that different than the mainstream places.

We have these patches up on the website right now and there are plenty of them. They are way cheaper than most places and super high quality.

Zev OZ9

Almost 2 years ago now we got the change to go out to the range and actually put some rounds through some of these cool pistols from Zev.

We did an entire YouTube video comparing them to the other “not a Glock” guns out there. Like the Shadow Systems MR920 and the Faxon Patriots. These guns were shot a bunch and they were tested in holsters, form and function. They all ran like tops but overall the Zev felt the most quality. I think that still holds true today many years later.

They have since released several different variations of the first gun we tested. They have the combat now which is slightly cheaper and leans more towards not a “Gucci” gun and a few other lines with threaded barrels and different colors. Frames with different sizes and slides with different cuts. They have basically just added more Gucci to the Gucci.

The OZ9 just radiates quality and has that feel of a high end gun. Something you just don’t get with some of the other competitors. The coolest thing about them though is the ability to just easily swap parts and frames and change the size of the gun entirely. Very similar to the P320 platform. I think the modularity side of the industry is where we are going to start seeing companies shine. Lots of modular products coming in the next few years if I had to guess. We have already seen some successful products survive and become popular enough to be mainstream.

We have a couple different variations of these Zev’s in stock right now. Consider heading over to the website to grab one and see what all the Hype is about.

MPX or Bust!

Those of you that know me are well aware of my love or affinity for the MPX platform. It is one of the few PCC platforms that checks all the boxes for me.

The MPX is a 9mm PCC platform that has been around for several years now. Most people are familiar with it because of it’s very noticeable style. It looks like a MP5 and an AR15 had a baby. It has the ergonomics of an AR15. The same pistol grips, M-LOK Rails, mag release, bolt drop, charging handle and ect. Then it has the caliber, curved magazines and sleek sexy style of an MP5. The ability to fire with the stock or brace folded and the soft recoil. Still notably not a roller delay though.

The MPX currently is available in 3 configurations. The PCC Rifle designed to be the end all do all competition gun. It comes out of the box ready to rock and roll. Just toss on an optic and go. The 4in Barreled Pistol. Which has a folding 1913 Sig brace and the ability to fit itself into most bags. Finally the Coyote Tan pistol that has a monolithic upper. It loses the ability to change rails and also has a slightly shorter barrel. It comes in a new color with a matching brace and is truly designed to fit in the smallest of places.

The thing I love about mine is the fact that most of my AR mechanics and muscle memory transfers over. I don’t have to remember to charge from the front or hit a weird paddle release to drop the mag. It’s all the same even with the addition of some ambi controls. The gun runs great with a suppressor. It fits into every bag that I own. The recoil is non existent. The trigger is the same 3.5lb as my rifle. I can use the same pistol grip and M-LOK parts I’m already running on my AR15. It literally is just a compact 9mm AR that looks better and still gets the job done.

We have 2 of the 3 models on the website at the time of the posting. You should watch some reviews or even better go shoot one! These things are well worth the (hefty) price tag because they preform so well compared to the other competition out there in the PCC world. Check out he site and consider adding one of these to your collection while we have them!

Detroit PD Marked M&Ps

Welcome back to the world of police trade-in firearms! This time for your consideration we have some good conditioned M&P40s from the great city of Detroit Michigan! If that isn’t a department mark calling your name then IDK if there is a better one out there that will.

In all seriousness though, PD marked guns have started to become collector items. As most departments transition out older firearms and move into new ones, they sell of their old stuff. This doesn’t happen for every department very often and there aren’t always huge numbers of the guns to begin with. It’s quite literally limited to the number of Officers they have.

If you are from Detroit or have some sort of connection to the city, then this is the kind of cool “one of a kind” gun most people are always on the hunt for. With normal surplus from across the globe basically hitting a standstill, these are the things you should be looking for as a collector. This batch is in great shape and as always show signs of wear. However these have been on the nicer side of the scale.

It’s hard to pass up a decent priced used MP40 in the first place, let alone adding a PD parked slide to the mix. If you don’t have one or have been on the fence about getting one its time to stop sitting around and to make the move! Our website has them listed and we have tons of review and parts and upgrades on the off chance you wanna take it to the extreme. Grab one while you can!