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Thread: 6" barrel longslide 1911s?

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    just got off the phone with midway USA-- they got a 6" storm lake barrel headed this way-- so we'll see--LOL!

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    427, if all you want is a boost in speed, can you run the 6" barrel with the 5" slide? Sounds a little cheaper that way.
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    i am going to try that when the barrel comes in--

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter_02 View Post
    427, if all you want is a boost in speed, can you run the 6" barrel with the 5" slide? Sounds a little cheaper that way.
    Hunter

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    Thread the barrel and add a comp,,,it works good,looks a bit different ,, but works pretty good.

    My old AMT Hardballer was a 7" and SWC's gave it trouble too, but it was designed for 230 RB,,hence the "Hardballer" moniker,,at least that's what I was told by the factory when I wanted to send mine back in sense it wasn't very reliable with very many rounds. HP's and SWC's didn't work well at all,I fixed that myself with a different spring and polishing. Not a biggie.

    A 5" slide will work,,as long as the bearing surface on the barrel for the bushing is long enough to ride where the bushing sits on the 5" slide.

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    I always wanted a long slide 45 for plinking. It might be neat to get one in 460 Rowland and hunt with it too.

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    You're going to want a shoulder rig if you go a long slide from my experiences with them though.
    You start pulling one of those buggers out of a hip holster, and you'd think you were pulling a deep well pump out of the ground!!!! It just keeps coming and coming! Damn those things are long,,,and damn near as bad as the 50 AE Desert Eagle I used to have way back !! "Longer than Grandpa's"and heavy !!! No way in hell can you comfortably carry one in a side rig either. I don't recall what the "Hardballer" weighed, but it was noticeably heavier that a 5" and no way could you sit down with it on, the shoulder rig was the only practical way to carry it I found out.

    I do like how well I can shoot with the long slides though, that long site radius really makes a world of difference for longer ranges and precision work. No doubt!

    How sweat would one of those 7" "Hardballer's" be with a skeleton stock like the old Stevens "handy rifles" had a hundred years ago,, I'd think,,very nice! A mini ,,mini .45 carbine. Oh Ya!!!!

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    the idea is 6" long-slide with 45 SUPER loads -- the extra weight of the slide could damp the recoil a bit and i could take out that 24 pound "bear trap" spring i got in the 1911 super set up and replace it with a more reasonable pressure like about 18lbs-- or hell even a 16lb--LOL

    and the long-slides just look cool-- i thought about getting one of those wilson comps but their $80 'ouch"--LOL! at that price i just as well get a 6" para slide-- never hurts to have a extra slide as somehow my extra slides turn into 1911 guns--LOL

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    Para0641V2.JPGany problems with blackened stainless slides? can i dull down a stainless steel slide so it don't look so flashy?

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    Don't know about blackening it, but I've seen were people bead blast stainless to give it a dull look
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