1911 Front Slide Serrations or Not

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by CA357, Aug 10, 2011.

Front Slide Serrations, Yes or No?

Poll closed Aug 25, 2011.
  1. Yes on Front Slide Serrations

    26.7%
  2. No on Front Slide Serrations

    73.3%
  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Front slide serrations on a 1911 slide don't appeal to me. What say you?
     
  2. NOVA

    NOVA New Member

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    Seems like the rear serrations would be enough, right? Like isn't that where most folks grab the slide? Reminds me of the nipples on a Batman suit.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Maybe I'm just old, but to me, front serrations clutter up the clean look of the slide. I know that some folks like them and actually use them. I'm just curious about it.
     
  4. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    They tear up holsters
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If I have to double check or triple check if there is a round in the chamber after I load it, then what am I doing with a firearm in the first place?
     
  6. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    They are very unappealing to me and seem kinda pointless. "Don't fix what ain't broke" in my opinion ;).
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I don't like them but it doesen't stop me from buying a Colt! [​IMG]
     
  8. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    I don't like them, won't have them.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    bad idea. putting your hand THAT close to the business end to charge the firearm is all kinds of stupid.
     
  10. Jake15

    Jake15 New Member

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    I love 'em and I wish all my pistols had 'em, I mainly use them for a press check to make dead sure I got a round in the chamber, but I don't use them to chamber a round. I also think they look real cool, especially if there the fish scale type serrations like the new kimbers have, but that's just my opinion, and ya know what they say about those!
     
  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Bumping this because inquiring minds want to know.:D
     
  12. SoupNazi

    SoupNazi New Member

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    I say no since Mr. Browning didn't design it that way :)
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I had a Les Baer TRS. It was the tightest 1911 I ever had, but it had front serrations and I could never really warm up to it because of that.

    I would love to have a lightweight Colt Commander, but the front serrations put me off. :eek:
     
  14. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Front serrations are like the loaded chamber indication on the Ruger SR9's and SR40's, unattractive and not all that useful.
     
  15. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    nope don't care for them

    I just had a 1911 built for me(Caspian Arms) when I was choosing the slide they offered the FS but like someone posted if JMB intended them to be there he would have designed it with front serrations. JMHO
     
  16. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Personal preference, I prefer no FSS, but sometimes a deal comes along with FSS and it can't be passed up.

    It's not a deal if I have to turn around and spend the extra money I saved to replace the slide. :(

    I just make do and it does not hamper the function of the gun in any way
     
  17. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I don't go out of my way for them, I don't use them, but it's not a dealbreaker either.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Nice TRS Lon. :cool:
     
  19. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Thank you, good sir.