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Square slides?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chris in va, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. hentown

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    I'll never have to go into combat with either a Glock or 1911. However, in my day-to-day shooting of handguns at various ranges. I find the Glock a lot quicker and easier to disassemble and service than my 1911s. At any rate, I took my old 70 Series GC out to the range yesterday, along with a G21 that's equipped with a Bushnell TRS-25 and threaded, compensated KKM barrel. Just never did get around to shooting the 1911, for some reason.
     
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Technical discussion, gents. Let's try to keep it focused on the technical aspects.

    The reason for the square slide has pretty well been answered and there really isn't much reason to keep it open...but it'll stay open until it turns into an argument over the superiority of one over the other.
     
  3. coolluke01

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    A square slide allows for better grip for racking the slide. It's also meatier and feels like it's easier to grab. This may be subjective. But I think I can point to the square sides for why this is.

    I also feel the more right angle of the slide from top to side helps with point shooting. It provides more of a clear, clean line to use as a point of reference. Sure again this could be subjective, but it seems to make sense to me.
     
  4. Jaymo

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    Everything about the Glock seems to have been geared toward simplicity of manufacture, operation, and maintenance.
    Glocks don't work for me, for a few ergonomic reasons, but they are a good design.

    hentown, you can send that Gold Cup to me, since it no longer holds your interest. I'll take GOOD care of her.
     
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  5. Blue Brick

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    Thanks.
     
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