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Anti Idiot scratch Slide Stop [PIC]

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kingofthehill, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Member

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    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

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  2. Kernel

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    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?
     
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    My commander has a scratch as well.
     
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    I never noticed that before, even when I was going to that page every other day before I bought my DE. That's hilarious.
     
  6. hammerklavier

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    Idiots will always find a way. :)
     
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    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. :(
     
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    now we just need to figure out a way to take it to the next level and make it "sailor proof" :)
     
  9. Beelzy

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    LOL!!

    Is that an Idiot Mark on the Slide???
     
  10. RS14

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

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    Looks like Colt has already recognized the problem and corrected it at no cost by providing the scratch pre-installed. ROTFLMAO
     
  16. Kingofthehill

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  18. The Bushmaster

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    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.
     
  19. NMGonzo

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    My idiot scratch speaks volumes about me as an owner.

    I'd keep it honest.
     
  20. Olympus

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    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.
     
  21. Thingster

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    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
     
  22. GIJOEL

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    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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