Caspian Slides/Recievers?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by CharlieWhiskey261, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    I've been looking at Caspians website and I am thinking about ordering a custom slide, and maybe a custom matching reciever. Anyone have any advice on what to options to get. I have already decided on serrations and what not but the more technical options I am less familiar with. I am defiantly not a huge gun expert merely an enthusiast.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Can't advise on what YOU shud get but i've used the Caspian slide on custom jobs with great results :cool:
     

  3. rubikees

    rubikees New Member

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    I heard good things and I got my parts this year.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Hey, just realized i still have Caspian parts on a current 1911 :D

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  6. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    I am thinking
    Stainless Steel Commander Slide w/
    Bevel Package
    Serrated Flat Top
    Standard Serrations
    Front Cocking Serrations
    Ball Radius
    and the c wreath on either side..

    whats the benifits or problems with series 80 or 70 cut and the lowering of the ejection port?
     
  7. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    You might. Check out Foster. They are the parent company of Caspian and sell cosmetic blemished slides and frames for less. Several guys I've competed against have built guns on these. Many of the helms disappear in the build process.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Lowering the ejection port? No problems. Benefit is the ejection of shells is perhaps better than leaving it standard.

    Series 70? Some smiths have seen problems with the collett barrel bushing. Go solid.

    Series 80? More parts to give problems if adjusted incorrectly. (and a lot of people put the adjustable trigger in a series 80 1911 and adjust incorrectly that the serie 80 firing pin plunger does not rise enough for the firing pin to clear cleanly).