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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 08-12-2011, 05:30 AM   #31
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Personally, I think 1911s have a neater look with just the back serrations. Besides, it's not like I'm going to be grabbing the front of my gun at the range.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:27 AM   #32
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I have 3 pistol with FSS and it doesn't matter to me, and I don't use them. Wanted to get engraving done on one of my pistols, since it has FSS I can't engrave there.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:37 PM   #33
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Of my three 1911s two do not have and one has, I hve no problem with them and they look fine on my STI Range Master
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:17 PM   #34
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Ok I thought about it, tried it, and looked at them, and the only things I can they would be practical for is saving weight on the muzzle end and if you lacked the physical ability to make it hot normally. Kind of like putting double action only in a 1911, doesn't make sense. I'm not knocking DAO 1911 but it's not preference.

I would like to see manufacturers put custom engraving on the front instead of serrations. Is it possible to change the shape of the FSS in to something else, and will bead blast remove factory lettering?
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:15 AM   #35
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I found a reason, big hands.
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I"m not a fan.
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I am not a fan of FS and using them is a good way to blow a hole in your hand.
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I like them for locking the slide back AFTER performing a safety check, specifically at times if letting others handle the weapon or cleaning/inspecting. For me if I use the rear serrations in this particular instance my hands and wrist seem to obstruct my view of the chamber. I perform the safety check using the rear serrations, turn the firearm to the left use the front serrations to operate the slide and engage the slide stop. Just what I have always done, never been taught to do that or corrected if it was wrong, just "feels" better. Oh yeah, so I am for the front serrations, and IMO they don't take away from the look of the gun.

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With target sights, I say yes.
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They're useless and unnecessary.
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