Anti Idiot scratch Slide Stop [PIC]


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Kingofthehill
February 9, 2010, 08:08 PM
Why don't they sell slide stops with a notch in them already? It does not affect function at all and you don't have to worry about the scratch!...

Anyhow, i didn't have a small file on hand so i used a Dremmel... i cleaned it up a bit after this photo and buffed it pretty well.. now you just push it in, no swivel necessary, no pushing the ball end to depress the spring... it just pushes straight in and firmly CLICK's into place.

Here is a pic... oh, and some stupid fancy grip screws got installed as well :D

JOe

http://i47.tinypic.com/282jleb.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/4slj7b.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/2upb9uc.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/s6psaq.jpg

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Kernel
February 9, 2010, 08:19 PM
I've had my Colt Combat Commander fifteen years, and it wears it's Idiot-Scratch like a badge of honor. Every time I look at it I want to :barf:.

Where's my Dremmel?

divemedic
February 9, 2010, 08:26 PM
My commander has a scratch as well.

W.E.G.
February 9, 2010, 08:27 PM
I thought Colt furnished their pistols with the scratch pre-installed?

See http://www.coltsmfg.com/products-c5-q69-COLT_PISTOLS.aspx

almostfree
February 9, 2010, 08:29 PM
I never noticed that before, even when I was going to that page every other day before I bought my DE. That's hilarious.

hammerklavier
February 9, 2010, 09:19 PM
Idiots will always find a way. :)

Rugerlvr
February 9, 2010, 09:35 PM
Too late for me. I got one the first time I disassembled my new Springer, which was the first time I disassembled any 1911 ever. :(

SSN Vet
February 9, 2010, 10:04 PM
now we just need to figure out a way to take it to the next level and make it "sailor proof" :)

Beelzy
February 9, 2010, 10:22 PM
LOL!!

Is that an Idiot Mark on the Slide???

RS14
February 10, 2010, 12:40 AM
I thought Colt furnished their pistols with the scratch pre-installed?

They should. Then you all wouldn't need to worry about scratching it. :D

steveracer
February 10, 2010, 12:49 AM
I always thought a piece of delrin on the end bit of the stop like a bumper would be cool, but SSN Vet is right, NOTHING is Sailor proof!

THE DARK KNIGHT
February 10, 2010, 12:56 AM
Awesome idea, Kingofthehill. You figure this would be among the features on $1200 1911's but nope. I'm taking the dremel to my slide stop in the morning thank you for the idea....

Kimber45acp
February 10, 2010, 05:27 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=100710

Just One Shot
February 10, 2010, 09:19 AM
Great idea!

I no longer own a 1911 but if I did this would definitly be a mod. I would do.

Maybe you should send the pics to Springfield, Kimber etc.

Maybe they'll start doing it at the factory. Which would result in an additional cost no doubt. :banghead:

simulatedjim
February 10, 2010, 10:27 AM
Looks like Colt has already recognized the problem and corrected it at no cost by providing the scratch pre-installed. ROTFLMAO

Kingofthehill
February 10, 2010, 11:08 AM
Great idea!

I no longer own a 1911 but if I did this would definitly be a mod. I would do.

Maybe you should send the pics to Springfield, Kimber etc.

Maybe they'll start doing it at the factory. Which would result in an additional cost no doubt.

You gotta wonder how/why nobody has done this yet? even in the aftermarket world like Wilson..

Enhh.. oh well... easy enough to do, i did my entire 1911 collection yesterday... very happy with it.

JOe

berettaprofessor
February 10, 2010, 11:15 AM
Blasphemy! You, Sir, have modified an original John Browning design and should receive 50 lashes with a wet noodle for presuming you could improve on The Anointed One's work.

The Bushmaster
February 10, 2010, 11:50 AM
Kimber? Naw...Have disassembled/assembled my Kimber UCC II many times and no "idiot scratch". Kimber must have solved the "problem"...Now my Colt 1911 is a different story.

NMGonzo
February 10, 2010, 03:57 PM
My idiot scratch speaks volumes about me as an owner.

I'd keep it honest.

Olympus
February 10, 2010, 04:35 PM
I've never put an idiot scratch on a 1911 and frankly, I don't know how someone would go about doing it, especially the ones that start inside the trigger and make a 180 degree arc! Maybe I've just never had one that has hard to put back in.

Thingster
February 10, 2010, 04:38 PM
I like the idea, definitely a good idea for a pistol with a nice finish. For plain old finishes like parkerizing I'll keep it honest. I have a scratch that goes all the way down the finger relief behind my trigger. I know you're all so jealous :p

GIJOEL
February 10, 2010, 11:34 PM
I really think that some manufacturers slide stops are sharper than others, I scratched the #%^^$&*&*( out of my dads stainless springfield V10 back in the day when i reassembled once. and a friend of mine has a wilson combat thats got the "full circle". And my old kimber with 11 years of abuse barly has a mark.

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