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Help me choose best Slide Style. Let's go!

Help me choose slide style for new build!  

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Flat-Topped w/Serrations only

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Flat-Topped w/Serrations and Lightening Holes

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What are you trying to achieve? Purely aesthetic or weight reduction?


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What are you trying to achieve? Purely aesthetic or weight reduction?


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Alleviate any cycling issues and maintain proper balance...


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Atlas gunworks (no affiliation) cuts a big hunk of steel out in front of the rear sight which I think looks terrible, but gets the balance right:

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Although I saw this one they did on FB which I like much better:

 

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Any thoughts on cycling without lightening cuts? I assume fine, since the EDGE comes from the factory without any cuts or flat-topping.

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What is the right balance  - I am assuming you dont want it to be front heavy but yet have enough weight for when the slide returns to battery, would result in a flat shooting gun which does not dip?

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If you want light , years ago, EGW made cuts at the rear of the slide running all the way through the gun from top to bottom, as well as from right side to left side. Ejec, extrac, firing pin was all exposed. The pistol was a steel challenge gun.  A lot of weight was removed and the slide held up just fine. It was  Caspian slide's that George used.  Jim at Innovation Customs could tell you more about it, Jim was working with George back then. Tell Jim, Tommy Roupe told you to call if you contact him. Those cuts really cut down on the moving mass.

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With 9 minor you could go pretty light without hurting anything or making the recoil impulse too nasty.  You say "fun gun" but what are you aiming for? flat shooting, cool looking, lightest weight overall?

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With 9 minor you could go pretty light without hurting anything or making the recoil impulse too nasty.  You say "fun gun" but what are you aiming for? flat shooting, cool looking, lightest weight overall?


Flat shooter

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Matt remembers, he worked with George and Behlert.  Take  that same cut and come in from the sides also. A lot of weight removed from the proper place. Looks great.

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10 hours ago, chowellacsbd said:

Fwiw. Gun will have a stainless Evo grip


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Full dust cover, ~10oz slide weight, take evenly from the front and rear.  I'm also a gas of stroking, but I'm an Open shooter, I imagine it might be a touch much with 9 minor.

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On ‎4‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 6:21 AM, kneelingatlas said:

Atlas gunworks (no affiliation) cuts a big hunk of steel out in front of the rear sight which I think looks terrible, but gets the balance right:

Atlas-Gun-Works-Titan-3-Gun-2011-Pistol1

Although I saw this one they did on FB which I like much better:

 

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I had been trying to figure out what that was for. Glad you posted it because I really did not want to ask the stupid question.

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