I would say the barrel is GOOD weight. IMO, most of your weight reduction should come off the reciprocating mass, i.e. the slide, plug and anything else that moves signicantly. The barrel, guide rod, frame ect, don't move signicantly under recoil, thereby helping absorb felt recoil. Finally, if you really feel like weight needs to be taken off the barrel, a bushing is the best way to go. Why don't you want to use a bushing barrel?
(edited cause you learn something new everyday)
[This message has been edited by PK (edited 08-15-2001).]