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I am at the range, and look at a Berertta, which seems to have almost no slide on top.

Recently I have read the reviews of the CT Brian "Sidewinder" and Mr. Tussey's "Stealth", which has had bits of the slide removed. Someone does "Browning cuts" on a 1911, which seems to be removing metal from the front sides of the slide.

I have seen many pictures of slides with holes for port venting.

SO- are there any rules of thumb about how much metal can be removed from a slide, and where?

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Richard
 

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Anywhere but where Colt does it!

The standard slide lightening cuts in a LW Commander are crescent-shaped on either side of the doscinnector track. The one unmder the extractor terminates in a knife edge too close to the breech face and I've seen several that cracked, from a corner in the breech face through and into the extractor hole. It's usually not that serious, it'll crack through and nothing more will happen, but it shoulda never been that way.
 
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