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19 minutes ago, usmc1974 said:



Of course removing metal weakens the slide. How could it not?  But the slide only sees back and forward movement during normal operation and in that axis the slide cuts aren't going to matter. Oh it may matter after about 50K or more rounds or if the cut wasn't done correctly.


The one place one might notice it is if the barrel every explodes. There isn't as much frame to keep the fraged barrel in place.

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That is a cracked slide just waiting to happen.  It will be in the bars that will crack.  Either at the top or the bottom of each bar.  When I cut a slide I never cut all the way through unless the customer insists that is what they want.  Even then it is only with full diameter radiuses in the corners.  

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