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I have a Standard Manufacuring case colored pistol and like the aesthetics very much. Decent shooter as well. Problem is I cant get a good purchase on the rear cocking serrations. There are none up front. There seems to be some kind of overall coatong on this pistol that makes it slippery.
Is there anything that can be done about this? Forget sending it in for inspection, the customer service is a joke over there. Thanks Forum.
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What you are experincing is real bone and charcoal case hardening is clear coated with lacquer,it could be stripped off or with time and use comes off all on it's own.
A large factor in selecting this pistol was the authentic case coloring process they use. Old school. The lacquer makes sense. If it does wear off, is the finish in jeopardy you think?
I have a pistol on order that has case coloring on the frame only. Wonder if it has a laquer finish as well…….Turnbull I think.
 

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The rear cocking serrations do not seem cut to provide optimal purchase. I can’t recall seeing such serrations w/o a sharper cut to grab on to - especially with wet or sweaty hands.
Do you have one as well? Makes me leave this one in the safe on range days. Racking can be done, but not as smartly as on others in the line up. A shame really…..
 

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Last thought. If it is largely a range gun, try loading up light loads like for bullseye competition. Then spring the gun very light.

Or work on grip strength. I am approaching 70. I shoot with a fellow who is 38. Strong guy too. He struggles to rack most of my 1911’s as he shoots a 9mm Glock.

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I can rack it fine as long as I concentrate on it. In truth, its only the first round that is a problem. She cycles fine and follow up mags do thier thing.
I posted here to see if there was a fix. Adding a grip enhancer is not really to my liking, but thanks for the insight.
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Try something like this:


Tennis players and bull riders use them to improve their grip strength. And a stronger grip will help with your pistol handling and accuracy (y)
Lol. Thanks!
 

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I cut ladder rung/skateboard tape into skinny strips to infill the serrations on some of my pistols that I don't want the Arachnid tape on. It's functional, does no harm, easy to take off or replace, & looks OK if you take your time.
Here's a not so neat but functional P365 I did
This is will give a try. I’ll fit it up and post pics for ya
 

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I have decided to lock back the slide on an empty pistol, insert a full magazine and drop the slide stop. Messing with it isn’t worth it really.
I am curious to see if any other owners concur with my assessment of the factory serrations…..


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I have one fairly similar but not as nice on which it is difficult to get a good grip. The edges of the grooves are not as sharp as they are on my other pistols. I just live with it, but it is annoying.
Is it a standard manufacturing like mine and Warbird?


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If your problem is racking the slide on the first round only, you might try starting with the magazine out. Pull the slide back and engage the slide stop, insert the loaded magazine until it is seated, and then pull the slide back and let go like when you are reloading.
good idea. see post 27😁
 
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