Originally Posted by ilikecats
ive only seen one picture of a barrell that has broke, and what caught my eye was that it was a clean break. you can only have it break like that if you have two pieces "glued" together or mill a symetrical weak point in that area of the barrell. to do either one of these would cost more to build than just milling a solid one piece tip...right? just my quick thoughts.
But if you read towards the beginning of the post youll understand why. The creed barrels are designed to break like that. Most people dont understand why, they think its a flaw in the design.
In reality, its a savior! When a gun takes a "lawn dart dive" its faced with a large amount of mass thrown into a sudden stop. Now all that movement and inertia has to go somewhere. In a typical one piece barrel system that inertia is transferred through the barrel into the frame and internals of the gun. This generally causes the gun's frame to be permanently warped and or twisted; thus changing the accuracy of the gun, as well as the friction points of all the internal parts.
Generally, this dive would cause a substantial amount of damage to the performance and mechanics of your gun.
The Creed on the other hand has a little built in safety device. The barrel is actually a solid one piece barrel, its not glued together from two pieces. Instead, Vanguard has engineered a small break point into the barrel. When you take a dive with the creed barrel system the inertia is directed into the barrel's breaking point. This allows the barrel to dispel the sudden stop before it has a chance to tweak the rest of your gun.
Im not sure what it costs to add this extra safe guard, but im sure its a lot cheaper to break the barrel and replace it than it would be to replace the entire gun itself.