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Posted: 10/31/2003 7:44:47 AM EDT
The basic design of the 1911 is a thing of beauty, a lot of custom features have become standard equipment on currant production 1911's which is great, but these front slide cuts, I just don't like them and don't think they serve much of a purpose other than to press check for a loaded round, they destroy leather too.

I would like the option of not having them.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:13:59 AM EDT
I agree with you. Besides why check the gun with your hand anywhere near the muzzle. Remember Murphy's law.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:37:31 AM EDT
My new Kahr Arms 1911 Government model doesn't have em'.


I'm really starting to love 1911s. This pistol doesn't have too high of a price tag either. I do wish the grip safety was a bit longer, and the hammer a little shorter. I'm getting pinched a lot.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:39:31 AM EDT
Near the muzzle?

With a press check, your putting your funger VERY close to the TRIGGER!

I'll grasp the back the the slide every time.
Why take chances?


Jack for your question: " Must every current 1911 have front slide cuts?"


Yes they must.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 3:42:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2003 3:43:15 PM EDT by MurdochsM4]
Yes I totally agree, I wanted a new colt XSE or Gunsite, but I really hate the front serrations.

Colt has a new series 70 replica which I think is awesome, Im gonna buy one soon; no front slide serrations!

www.colt.com/CMCI/Series70.asp

The other problem is that as with the 70 & 1991 if they build a gun with no front cuts, then they will not angle the rear cuts. My series 80 Mark IV has rear cuts only and they are angled, this is hard to find nowadays, it looks like the kahr above has angled rear cuts, but hard to find on a colt.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 4:51:59 PM EDT
I will use them if they are there, but I prefer mine without them. I wouldn't pass up a deal on one just because it had them, though.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 5:47:01 PM EDT
I agree. Several models from Springfield are available without them. Les Baer will custom produce their guns without them if you ask. The Colt 1991 series and the Series 70 reproductions dont have them.

So, they are out there.

I agree. They ruin the classic lines of the pistol, and I chamber check without them easy enough.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 7:08:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I agree. Several models from Springfield are available without them. Les Baer will custom produce their guns without them if you ask. The Colt 1991 series and the Series 70 reproductions dont have them.

So, they are out there.

I agree. They ruin the classic lines of the pistol, and I chamber check without them easy enough.




I like em dangit.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:06:11 PM EDT
Go figure, my most expensive 1911 has then, only because Wilson wouldnt let me order the gun without them.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:26:07 PM EDT
They is ugly!

They're usefull for Hollywood when the actor's has his hand damn near inside the barrel and pulls back the slide in a slow motion shot.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 5:59:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dredd308:


Jack for your question: " Must every current 1911 have front slide cuts?"


Yes they must.



I hate them!!!!

Link Posted: 11/1/2003 6:01:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Go figure, my most expensive 1911 has then, only because Wilson wouldnt let me order the gun without them.




That's unbelievable, for the cost of his guns and being custom made, you should have the choice.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 7:57:06 AM EDT
It gives people more options. It most likely started with the IPSC bunch having optics in the way of the rear serrations. I am sure there are plenty of guns without them, you just find them offensive and have become overly sensitive to them.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:10:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2003 4:11:04 PM EDT by JimTh]
Mine doesn't have them:
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:24:03 PM EDT
I can take em or leave em.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:45:14 PM EDT
I don't see it as a problem; some JB Weld (or Bondo), wet/dry sandpaper and Brownells Gun-Kote
and those front serrations are gone!
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 5:28:50 AM EDT
Taking it a step further, I prefer the rear cocking grooves to be vertical not slanted forward.
As far as the front grooves, I wouldn't use 'em and they are just another area to clean.
But I won't pass up an otherwise good gun because they are there either.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 10:15:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2003 10:18:21 AM EDT by CockedandLocked]
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 8:38:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HappyJack97:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Go figure, my most expensive 1911 has then, only because Wilson wouldnt let me order the gun without them.




That's unbelievable, for the cost of his guns and being custom made, you should have the choice.



Although I like the front serrations, I agree. Too many $$$ for them to tell you "nope".
Link Posted: 11/11/2003 7:18:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 2:31:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 2:44:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dubb-1:
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It looks like a Baer, yet it doesnt.

Whats the info on that fine looking piece Dubb?
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:27:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2003 5:34:09 AM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 5:43:13 AM EDT
Lumpy the first pic is of a Rock River Arms Elite Commando finished in BodyCote's Diamond Black.

Bigbore,

And yes, they are safe queens. My boss doesn't take me to the shootsens...;-)

Be well!
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 7:46:26 AM EDT

:-)
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 8:44:04 AM EDT
Very nice 1911's guys, see what I'm talking about, I hate those front slide cuts even more!
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 10:49:37 AM EDT
I still prefer my 1911s with clean lines and no front cocking serrations..... just like these.







Link Posted: 11/12/2003 10:58:17 AM EDT
Burns, Christiansen, and Swenson (?)...

Nice, AJ!

Link Posted: 11/12/2003 11:12:11 AM EDT
I love the front cocking serations.

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