Holster wear for one, looks for another. I'm betting it would be cheaper to buy a Springfield loaded or a used Kimber Series 1 and have them milled off than it would be to add all the features of either gun to a milspec.north said:These do look nice, But why go to the trouble?
Yep, I did it. And as Norman pointed out, the main reason was holster wear. The serrations as it came from Colt were sharp, as were the edges of the slide. I had John Harrison, mill off the front serrations, bevel the edges of the slide, and replace the factory sights with Novaks front and rear.north said:These do look nice, But why go to the trouble?
thanks, I knew I had seen that pic somewhere before, I just couldn't remember where. that's exactly what I was originally thinking, but I really like the look of John's way of taking it all the way out to the end now that I've seen it.ktmhk53 said:
1. On a competition gun, it is necessary to hold the slide back while the SO or RO witnesses that the weapon is indeed empty. The easiest thing to do is to place your hand under the dust cover, grab the slide, at the forward serrations, with your thumb and index finger of your weak hand. Roll your wrist. Really easy to do and I can hold the slide for as long as it takes the SO or RO to tell me it's clear.marvl said:Several thoughts...
(1) What are front cocking serations good for? Grabbing a loaded gun near the muzzle does not strike me as a good thing to do.
(2) What is this strange aversion to them? While they are functionally useless, they don't cause any diseases, or cancer in rats.
(3) Instead of milling them off, why not fill them in? Some nice wood with maybe inlaid gold with a few jewels and you'd have one heck of a pimp-o-matic.