I have never owned a ported barrel. I was told porting of barrels first started on machine guns to try to curb barrel lift. I don't know if barrel porting actually helps in trapshooting or not, but would like your opinions if a ported barrel increases the value of a gun's sale price?
I have heard that some shooters do not like shooting next to someone with a ported barrel due to some who say that ported barrels are louder than a non ported barrels?
Personally, I can not tell the difference as I'm have lost some of my hearing from years of shooting and just getting older.
So what has been your experience with purchasing or selling a gun with ported barrels? Any gun maker ever produce a gun with factory porting, if not, why not?