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1911 Front Slide Serrations or Not

View Poll Results: Front Slide Serrations, Yes or No?
Yes on Front Slide Serrations 12 26.67%
No on Front Slide Serrations 33 73.33%
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:27 PM   #21
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That Baer Custom almost makes me want to change my mind! I think it looks better with the front serrations!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:34 PM   #22
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The Baer Custom looks amazing, but the front serrations subtract from the look of it a little in my opinion.
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I don't feel strongly either way.

But to the "purists" who say JMB would not want it that way.....well, I hope they've never changed out any grips, magazines, or sights on their 1911s!
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #24
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for me its a deal breaker for my own use. if its such a great deal that i can turn it around and make some $$ then its no biggee.
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I don't like front slide serrations...I don't like ANYTHING that encourages my (or anyone's) hands near the muzzle.

When I had my Baer built, I specified NO cocking serrations other than those John Browning himself put on the 1911.

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:29 PM   #26
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I recently went out of my way to buy an older Commander without. I dislike them for a few reasons.

They look awful in my opinion.

They serve no purpose to me. I don't rack the slide from the front.

They are a possible snag point on the draw.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by CA357 View Post
Maybe I'm just old, but to me, front serrations clutter up the clean look of the slide.
I feel the same way. Unfortunately I only have three that do not have them. It seems that if you buy a decked out 1911 they just have to include those front serrations.

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Old 08-12-2011, 12:29 AM   #28
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I'm not in favor of 'em. I have no issues with press-checking, but I don't need front serrations to do that.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:00 AM   #30
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I was kind of pissed when I had no choice of the non front serration on my SA 1911 loaded. I'm 23 years old and I thought the classic sleek look was more amazing, I love the extended beaver tail and all that but the front serration really gives me an eye soar
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