View Full Version : Someone explain the Pit Bull to me
4th August 2007, 09:54
I am looking at a stuffed Pit Bull slide for $70
I'm either going to stick it on an old Sistema frame or I could just buy a no name frame
I have been told that the PBs were Commander frames with Officer slides. fullsize frames with Commander slides and even full size frames with Officers slide
What was their configuration
and is $70 a good bad or indifferent price for a loaded slide
4th August 2007, 12:18
Looks like they are an Officers slide on a Government receiver.
$70 for a complete slide sounds like a very good deal. Ever price slides?
4th August 2007, 16:51
Yeah slides are expensive but one that doesn't work is worthless
Is the PB a full size frame or just a full size grip
The guy selling his sent me a photo of the slide on a fullsize frame and the rear of the slide sticks back a bit
From the rear it looks like the slide is not going into battery
If this is an easy fix I would be interested in building a gun around the slide but if I have to have a proprietary slide it isn't worth it to me right now
4th August 2007, 17:01
Just for general knowledge, I've not heard anything good about floridagunworks lately, be wary.
5th August 2007, 21:24
I have a Pit Bull. It is definitely a fullsize frame with an officer slide. Of course, I was under the impression that commander frames were also full size with shorter slide lengths.
Anyway, a PB slide is a 3.5" barrel dual-spring setup.
5th August 2007, 21:42
Yeah, I wasn't familiar with commander and just found out that the grip was the same size
The frame itself is different in a few ways
The fact the slide does hang back in the rear tells me that possibly the Pit Bull is a Comander with an Officers slide
6th August 2007, 07:23
Here's a photo of the hang back
6th August 2007, 08:12
That's kind of weird. My slide fits flush with the frame. I'll take a pic when I get home from work.
Maybe the Pit Bull frames were so slightly different that they matched up, but the slide was not a 100% fit on non-AO frames. But, that is just a wild guess.
7th August 2007, 10:39
Bah. I need to get some batteries for the camera.
7th August 2007, 19:35
Ok, here we go.
Fuzzy close-up of slide fitment:
And a side shot:
7th August 2007, 21:46
You wouldn't have a Govt model laying around you could try that out on do you?
8th August 2007, 05:48
Sorry, no, I don't. This is my only 1911, at least for the time being.
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