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Sheet Metal Slides

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wayno, Dec 30, 2007.

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  1. wayno

    wayno Member

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    What other pistols have sheet metal slides besides SIG.
    I just learned of this and am kind of suprised. Makes me
    want to go drag all my Pistols, revolvers out and check to
    see what is what. :what::what:
     
  2. HisSoldier

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    I've read that HK was the first full size handgun made that way. The Ruger .22 auto handguns have sheet metal frames.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    The newer SIG's do not either.

    Some of the German made guns did/do still use them, but American SIG's are American made now, and they all have milled slides.

    BTW: Of all the things that will eventually break on a SIG after a gazillion rounds or so, the sheet metal slide is the one thing least likely to cause problems.

    Be looking for cast zink pot metal slides on SIG Mosquito and Walther P22 pistols.
    That's far worse.

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  4. wayno

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    "BTW: Of all the things that will eventually break on a SIG after a gazillion rounds or so, the sheet metal slide is the one thing least likely to cause problems"

    Yes I have read that since fact was brought to my attention...even
    that saome like the SM better.
    I just had never gave it a thought or paid attention I guess.:):)

    P225/P6 in my future
     
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  5. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    What other guns do use stamped sheet metal slides?

    Nothing wrong with it if it is good steel and used where appropriate.

    As far as stamped-slide SIGs go, I've never heard of slides going bad. I've heard of - and seen pictures of - frame cracking at the slide rails after an immense number of rounds have been fired. And they still function.
     
  6. IndianaBoy

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    In my humble opinion the classic folded steel slides Sig used to use makes a superior pistol to the milled slides they are using now.


    Hold a 228 and a 229 one right after another. Tell me which one feels top heavy. Then try to predict which one will fail first.

    The stamped steel 226 is good enough for the SEALS and the 228 was adopted as the M11 by the military.

    There's nothing wrong with a folded steel slide *pats p225 on hip*.


    :)
     
  7. jhco50

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    They go well with the Plastic frames... ;)
     
  8. wayno

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    Dont get me wrong I was just expressing my newb suprise
    cause every thing (most everything) is always billet this
    billet that.
    Thanks for the replys:)
     
  9. Owen

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    the FN Five-Seven has a sheetmetal slide with a plastic cover
     
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    Sounds like the forged vs. cast arguments in a different guise. Proper heat treatment for the intended use and alloys involved and adequate cross-section designed in for the stresses developed during use has far more influence on durability than the gross method of manufacture chosen by the designers.

    --wally.
     
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    My general impression of Sig, after inspecting a few autos, is one of "Why do they cost so much?". I have seen far too many Sig's with horrid machine marks and aweful triggers to ever justify the high price. Sig quality = Taurus (which I have had fantastic luck with) to me. Also, I hear Sig has the worst customer service in the biz.
     
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