Absolutely! I was just about to re-post to make what you just said, more clear. Thanks.Originally posted by ciao-kapow:
Re-reading Shane's post, maybe when you said slide stop hole you were referring not to its pivot hole, but where the rear of the slide stop passes through the frame? That bridge, formed by the frame rail, does also crack (so I've read), which is why it is not present-- pre removed-- one some models like the Delta Elite and Defender.
I have seen a few as folks have described here. My guess is that it is due to fatigue right at the point the cutter stopped (at the end of the rails/recoil abuttment) which creates a square corner. Square corners are an invitation to cracks (slides often crack - after many thousands of rounds) rith at the corner of the cut for the hood in another square corner.Originally posted by fanof1911s:
More importantly, how can it be avoided. I've heard many theories and hearsay about how all frames will one day crack no matter what, but one gunsmith I know has said he has never seen one. What's the true story?