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Old 03-05-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
 
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Springfield long slide? yes or no

Hi All,

I have wanted one for years they look so cool to me. I'm close to haveing the cash to buy one. ($875 in this area with luck)

I handled one at the SHOT show and was impressed with the fit & finish.

Have you shooters shot them, and what do you think of them?

I have two Colts a National Match & a Officers model now.

Thanks for any help,

bbdmr
 
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
 
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I've got a Trophy Match Longslide, and it's a tack driver.
 
Old 11-29-2007, 03:52 PM   #3
 
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I have had several over the years and l like the extended sight radis for longer shots. However that extended sight radis come's with a much heavier slide with most of the weight at the muzzle end of the pistol. If you are using it for action shooting types of events this tends to increase your transistion times between target, and it increases the recoil event duration because of lower slide velocity. That is why most action shooters using a long slide will cut lightening holes in the slide. However if you are using it for general recreational shooting it wouldn't have much of an effect.
 
 
Old 11-30-2007, 04:18 AM   #4
 
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One of the guys I shoot with has one and is very satisfied with it. I have a Les Baer long slide and as Bob pointed out there is a bit more weight up front. I am not fast enough that the transition time makes much difference and the sight radius helps accuracy.

I don't think you would be disappointed with it and you can have the slide lightened if it becomes a problem.

My son just had a custom STI Limited gun built with a lightened 6" slide. I am having a 6" top end built for my Edge. Not saying they are better, just different and may help old eyes.

Good luck in your decision.

Buddy
 
Old 02-15-2010, 12:42 AM   #5
 
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I love the long slide concept and am upset there are no 7 inch options.
For plinking I prefer the 9mm ( cheaper, and better trajectory )
but if I was going to spend 900 bucks,
for a long slide, I would be buying the EAA Witness long slide in
the powerful 10mm round. that is same power as 357 magnum
and you can hunt deer with it.

The reason I am hooked on 7in is I have shot 15,000 rounds
through my three 7in barrel 22 pistols in my lifetime. Why
not in centerfire too ?

And hey, the long slides are DEFINITELY BETTER !
Higher velocity, more accurate, bigger club when empty

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