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Gun Looney 08-25-2007 09:40 PM

Slide serrations
Front slide serrations seem to be here to stay. They started out as "must have" in the competition world, and have evolved into a standard factory options on all but the most basic 1911s. I'll be honest-----------I HATE THEM! Now that I've influenced the voters, what are your feelings.:D

Dgunsmith 08-26-2007 12:44 AM

Front Cocking serrations :
They are the safest way over placing your hand over the ejection port...until the live round you are extracting goes off !

We put front cocking serrations on brand new SIGS and GLOCKS...action shooters want them !

Not for every shooter, but functional !:rolleyes:

Gun Looney 08-27-2007 09:05 AM

I realize there is still some demand for them, but other than the action shooters I'm curious how many folks want 'em because they use 'em vs. because the "look cool." They look horrid to me, but that's me.

Could you clarify what you were referring to about the hand being over the ejection port while ejecting a live round?

How much of this chamber checking is just nervous figiting by the competitors? If loading the chamber from a dedicated magazine, it's obvious that the chamber is loaded when the magazine comes out with one less round, and to make the gun range safe the slide can be locked back.

Also, what's so tricky about the "slingshot" method of pulling the slide back? It's not hard to do while pointing the gun safely down range.

robocop10mm 08-27-2007 02:18 PM

To me they are a way to make chamber checking easier. If you trust the one less round in the magazine method you are are trusting your life to math. I was never very good at math.

Gun Looney 08-27-2007 06:48 PM

I'm no good at Trig and Algebra anymore, but basic single digit subtraction I can still handle. My TLE also has the chamber indicator notch so I can spy the rim of the cartridge while chambered.

If all else fails, there's still the slingshot method too.

Gun Looney 08-30-2007 11:46 AM

I can't believe there aren't more 1911 folks weighing in on this one.....

BIGSAM 09-02-2007 01:46 AM

I have them on my PT1911 and I think they look great.
I wouldn't say they are a "must have" but I think they do look sharp.

Jay 09-02-2007 02:02 AM

I always know how many rounds are in my firearms. I don't care for front slide serrations. They would serve no functional purpose for me, and I'm not impressed with their looks.

1984cj 09-02-2007 02:50 PM

MY 2 Kopecks,
They are unneeded and are simply present to tear up holster and so that action shooters have another "pretty" on their gun.

Gun Looney 09-02-2007 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by 1984cj (Post 7703)
MY 2 Kopecks,
They are unneeded and are simply present to tear up holster and so that action shooters have another "pretty" on their gun.

My sentiments exactly, and to my eyes they're ugly and mess up the clasic lines of the 1911, just as if I could afford a Ferrari, I wouldn't bolt a diamondplate toolbox to the trunk lid. Yeah, it's practical as hell for storage, but.....

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