Front Slide Serrations


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Vonderek
January 9, 2010, 04:27 PM
A recent 1911 thread got me to thinking about front slide serrations. In addition to many of the newer 1911 offerings by various manufacturers I see them on SIGs, XD's, etc. I personally dislike them and think they spoil the aesthetic lines of pistols and have no use for them. I do understand the practical application of front serrations in the tactical sense. My question is, how many here actually use them (front serrations) when they train and feel that it is a necessary requirement for the modern pistol?

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rellascout
January 9, 2010, 04:36 PM
I do not prefer them but if they are there they are not a deal killer for me. Certainly did not stop me from buying this. I cannot think of a time where I felt like man I am glad those front serrations where there or I would not have been able to clear the weapon etc if you know what I mean. I don't like man hand near the muzzle because I like all my fingers. :) I do know that there are people who use them for a press check.

On the other hand some people consider them a must have. YMMV

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Manco
January 9, 2010, 04:47 PM
I wouldn't mind if they were there, but I can't think of a situation in which I would ever use them. Maybe I'm just showing my ignorance here, but why would I ever want to place my hand so close to the muzzle when I could grip the rear of the slide instead?

rcmodel
January 9, 2010, 04:53 PM
I hate them!
But they make the holster makers happy!
Nothing like having a dull wood rasp going in & out of your holster every time you draw & re-holster.

I would not own a 1911 with front serrations.
And they are not needed to do a press-check if you don't run full-length guide rods.

rc

rellascout
January 9, 2010, 05:02 PM
RC has it right. Some people like them and feel they make it easier to press check your weapon.

possum
January 9, 2010, 05:07 PM
my guns are tools, i don't care what they look like as long as they function. i don't mind serrations on the front, if a gun has em i use em, when doing press checks and that is all.

Strahley
January 9, 2010, 05:39 PM
I don't need/like them, so I will skip on a gun with them

REAPER4206969
January 9, 2010, 05:45 PM
Love'em!

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Manco
January 9, 2010, 05:50 PM
RC has it right. Some people like them and feel they make it easier to press check your weapon.

Oh, I didn't even know that there was a specialized technique for doing press checks. :o I just pull back the slide a little the usual way (grasped from the rear as if I were going to rack it). Come to think of it, I have seen people grasp the front of the slide to do press checks before, but I assumed that was how they always handled the slide (and that they were weird :p). Ya learn something new every day. I think I'll stick with my current technique, though.

mnhntr
January 9, 2010, 06:12 PM
I am indifferent on them as I own both but I guess if I had a choice I would rather have them then not.

Quack
January 9, 2010, 06:24 PM
^ same here

EddieNFL
January 9, 2010, 06:27 PM
I have them and I don't. I've never had a problem press checking or loading without them.

EddieNFL
January 9, 2010, 06:30 PM
Come to think of it, I have seen people grasp the front of the slide to do press checks before, but I assumed that was how they always handled the slide (and that they were weird).

That's how I do it...from the bottom. Also load that way unless speed reloading; then I use the SS.
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That should start a couple of discussions.

Vern Humphrey
January 9, 2010, 07:15 PM
But they make the holster makers happy!
Nothing like having a dull wood rasp going in & out of your holster every time you draw & re-holster.
That's about it.

deputy tom
January 9, 2010, 07:52 PM
I dislike them for what they do to my holsters,underwear (mex carry) and would gladly trade my SA 1911 Loaded for a Mil-spec just to get away from them.Really.tom.

mljdeckard
January 9, 2010, 08:06 PM
I didn't demand them on my Kimber, but I do use them.

MrIzhevsk
January 9, 2010, 08:11 PM
How much would it cost to have Springfield make a custom gun with all the features of the loaded, MINUS the front serrations? I believe that you can request them to not put the word "custom" on the slide also. Is this correct?

EddieNFL
January 9, 2010, 08:13 PM
Don't know about Springfield, but it's a $50 option with Nighthawk.

mesinge2
January 9, 2010, 08:20 PM
I am indifferent on them as I own both but I guess if I had a choice I would rather have them then not.

I am in this group as well.

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