|04-23-2015, 06:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Slide lightening- why?
I've been seeing a lot of 1911s with lightened slides lately. Lots of people are doing it, but no one seems to know why it's done.
I can imagine that it would make the gun easier to swing and stop. The reasons I've seen mentioned are as follows.
1. Less recoil
2. More recoil, but faster "reaction"
3. Faster cycling (how fast are they trying to shoot?)
4. Less recoil and faster reaction
Some say you use a lighter slide return spring. Some say you need a heavier one (makes more sense to me). Which is it? Why lighten a slide?
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|10-13-2015, 10:37 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Naples, Florida
Some also modify it for weight, others to look cool. In the scheme of competition, you already have to be in the top tenth of a percent to see any real advantage from this, but many competitors think they need it.
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|09-25-2017, 05:26 PM||#5|
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|05-24-2018, 09:39 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2018
it's done to let the 9mm slide function reliably with 380 type reloads, an advantage for the Steel challenge, or maybe the speed-match of the Bianchi cup, (if you're a really top pistolero) but nowhere else and for nobody else. you'd also weaken the recoil spring and mainspring of course. Don't be firing hot loads in such guns, cause doing so can result in cracked slides and frames.
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