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Old 02-03-2008, 12:59 PM
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Default I LOVE the look of one SW1911

Ok, maybe I just never noticed before, but the blued SW1911 without front cocking serrations is absolutely beautiful. Finally a 1911 that's not a barebones mil-spec that doesn't have those extra grooves. Niiiiiice I had to leave the gun store to avoid spending a large chunk of money that I know I shouldn't spend right now.
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Old 02-03-2008, 1:57 PM
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I've got one. Shoots nice too.
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Old 02-03-2008, 2:07 PM
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I know what you mean about the front slide serrations. I don't understand why handgun manufacturers still insist on doing that.
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Old 02-03-2008, 2:19 PM
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I know what you mean about the front slide serrations. I don't understand why handgun manufacturers still insist on doing that.
It's for press-checking.

The external extractor on the SW1911 kinda looks off to me.
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Old 02-03-2008, 2:23 PM
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It's for press-checking.
Exactly. It generally isn't considered a safe practice anyway. So why have it?
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Exactly. It generally isn't considered a safe practice anyway. So why have it?
Not safe practice? Why not?

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Old 02-03-2008, 2:53 PM
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Exactly. It generally isn't considered a safe practice anyway. So why have it?
Press-checking/chamber check is to ensure there's still a round in the gun before you go out for the day.

Same thing applies to checking that the gun is empty.

It's to check the status of the gun. As for the front cocking serrations, I love them. I press-check from underneath, so it definitely helps to have some traction there.
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Old 02-03-2008, 7:42 PM
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It's for press-checking.
You can certainly safely press check using other methods - I hate front serrations on pistols - ruins the lines - especially on the 1911
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Old 02-03-2008, 3:39 PM
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here's a pic of said pistol, since I like visuals.
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Old 02-06-2008, 9:39 PM
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no front serrations on this one either
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Old 02-07-2008, 2:57 PM
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S&W is offering $100 rebates on the SW1911 right now for a limited time.
I was going to get the PD model but then S&W pissed me off losing my stubby I sent in for warranty and I'm not sure if I'm buying another S&W...
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