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Sam
05-07-2009, 11:37 PM
I've noticed that I've become slightly obsessed with the details on my full custom 1911 build sheet. My latest detail that I've spent some time contemplating is the slide serrations. I like the looks of all three versions but my favorite has varied depending on when I look at them. If I choose the vertical serrations then I'll just leave the Colt slide that my pistol came with but if I decide a different option I'll buy a slide from Caspian. Not worrying about money, which slide serrations would you prefer?

Standard Serrations
http://www.caspianarms.com/Images/caspianserr2.jpg

Classic Vertical Serrations
http://www.caspianarms.com/Images/classicvert2.jpg

Classic Slanted Serrations
http://www.caspianarms.com/Images/classicslant2.jpg

slick_711
05-07-2009, 11:44 PM
The standard is nice but just doesn't do it for me personally (perhaps partly because I also dislike forward serrations, and most guns that have forward serrations are the "standard" type).

The Classic vertical is the only choice on a GI style/historical gun, and I love the way it looks there, but for a full custom I'd go with classic slanted. Erm, I did go with classic slanted I guess. Not full custom though, just my self-customized-in-progress-shooter. :)

I won't ask what you've chosen for the other options but we'll expect pics when you receive the gun. ;)

dchang0
05-08-2009, 12:05 AM
Which one works best for you? The Standard is the "grippiest" out of all of them, especially on a hot sweaty day at the outdoor range...

The SoCal Gunner
05-08-2009, 12:29 AM
Classic slanted, just like on the Baer TRS.

M. D. Van Norman
05-08-2009, 6:13 AM
Anything but forward serrations, though slanted serrations do seem to follow the lines of the pistol more naturally.

Greg-Dawg
05-08-2009, 6:23 AM
I actually like the fish gills on the new Glock RTF2 model, it's very comfortable and effective.

trashman
05-08-2009, 6:26 AM
Anything but forward serrations

I tend to agree -- my Springfields have forward serrations that I could grate carrots with. They chew up holsters, blue jeans, cleaning rags, etc.

I don't mind the forward S&W and Baer -style serrations that are not as deep and square.

--Neill

freonr22
05-08-2009, 6:29 AM
because I also dislike forward serrations

Sam
05-08-2009, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the replies everyone. I did a little fondling today and it seems like the classic serrations have more bite than the standard serrations. (Colt vs Wilson) I couldn't get my fingers to slip on the Colt but I could get my fingers to slip on the Wilson. This may also have something to do with the armortuff on the Wilson. I think for this build I won't consider the classic vertical serrations as I don't think it flows as well as the angled varieties. I'm leaning towards the classic slanted serrations but who knows what I'll want tomorrow. Oh, and there will be absolutely no front cocking serrations. Those things are an abomination.

xxdabroxx
05-08-2009, 10:45 AM
cut 'em deep, let 'em bleed! I really like the big wide ones, i think kimber does this on a couple of their pistols.

https://policeguns.com/catalog/images/Ultra%20Aegis.jpg

**damn, part of that sounds like some sig line material, DOH**

Black Majik
05-08-2009, 11:30 AM
I also prefer the classic slanted serrations.

M. D. Van Norman
05-08-2009, 11:40 AM
Here is the Caspian slide I just finished bluing.

http://dancinggiant.com/images/firearms/caslide20090506-01.jpg

It has the standard serrations.

JTROKS
05-08-2009, 11:52 AM
Here is the Caspian slide I just finished bluing.

http://dancinggiant.com/images/firearms/caslide20090506-01.jpg

It has the standard serrations.

Is that a hot blue?

To the original OP, what profile frame are you getting? Railed, full dust cover, etc?

jasonnorcal
05-08-2009, 12:01 PM
I like the standard slanted myself. Absolutely hate the forward serrations

M. D. Van Norman
05-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Is that a hot blue?

I used two applications of different cold blues. You just canít see the flaws in my photograph. ;)

Sam
05-08-2009, 4:48 PM
I used two applications of different cold blues. You just canít see the flaws in my photograph. ;)

I think we're all going to need a complete report of the project you're completing... :thumbsup:

M. D. Van Norman
05-08-2009, 8:05 PM
It’s off topic, but since you asked … here it is (http://www.dancinggiant.com/inn/recreation/firearms/legend.html). :D

jyo
05-08-2009, 9:28 PM
I must admit to taking a liking to wider and deeper---HK USP style---just plain better grip, especially when hands are cold or wet---also, sometimes narrow serrations can be sharp, so sharp they can cut your hand (think High Standard 22 pistols-so sharp after you handle one you need a bandage).

Sam
05-08-2009, 10:22 PM
It’s off topic, but since you asked … here it is (http://www.dancinggiant.com/inn/recreation/firearms/legend.html). :D

Very nice shooter you have there. I've always been slightly jealous of people who do these types of projects, I've always lacked the initiative.



To the original OP, what profile frame are you getting? Railed, full dust cover, etc?

I'm not sure, as of right now I'm leaning towards a railed frame but I know that a standard frame would probably look better.

asgalindez
05-09-2009, 12:59 PM
http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/asgalindez/MISC/LesBaerNoSN.jpg
Classic Slanted Serrations.:thumbsup:
NO FRONT SERRATIONS & Hard Chromed.:tt1::wub::hurray:

Go CHARGERS!