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Thread: Slide modification

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    Slide modification

    Just saw this on YouTube. Seems like maybe a good idea but if so, I'd think it would be more commonly done. Must be a negative or two, what say you all?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid...ature=youtu.be

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    Actually a common modification of bullseye guns.

    CAW
    “If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms.” Colin Powell
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    There is no downside other than the cost in time/money to do it.

    Is it necessary? Not really. Many say that if JMB didn't design it into the pistol then it shouldn't be done. I do this to many 1911s simply because it prevents any hesitation of the slide as it comes forward. I particularly like it in aluminum frames as it prevents the steel disconnector from being pounded forward by the slide into the frame. Would the pistols still out live me without this modification? Probably but it gives me peace of mind knowing that I've done a simple modification that enhances the mechanical functioning of the pistol no matter how small the improvement may be.

    As CAWalter points out, the bullseye crowd likes it because it allows the first round to be chambered with the same force as all subsequent rounds thus removing that variable and tightening up their groups by removing the first round flyer phenomenon.
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    Thanks for the replies. Sounds like a good idea especially if you have your own machine shop.

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