the little brown truck brought my new 6" para ordnance slide today!
the bad --the slide has one of them goofy PMS er pst,pstp, psx, ptsd , "whatever" para type only extractors-- standard colt ones don't want to work , now according to SARCO most of the slides come with extractors that match them up--but this one didn't. lucky for me i had a box of "oddball " extractors and one from a charles daly stainless 1911 looks like it might work.
also no firing pin or spring, and the firing pin stop is also a tiny bit non standard --
the slide looks absolutely brand new , not a scrape or ding to be seen. if has a dull stainless and black finish -- the slide fits the foster/cap frame just about perfectly
with the exception that the ejector needed a little spit and polish job to get the slide to rack fully. other than that little buff out it went in to the frame perfectly absolutely no slack and smooth as oiled chrome ball bearings---
the storm lake barrel was a perfect fit to the slide the lugs seem to match up perfectly with a stock cold barrel link and pin.
at first i thought i would put in one of those match barrel bushings like my other slides have but i has an old charles daly stainless bushing so i thought i would give it a try --at first it seemed too loose on the barrel but i thought i'll just put it on there to test cycle the slide frame fit cause i know this one ain't too tight--
well after the thing was assembled it seems the bushing is plenty tight ---no movement at all in the barrel/slide fit -tight as a drum. so i think ill give it a go before i start replacing shit 'just because"--
and the damn 6" 1911 recoil spring? --man what a strong spring! they must have used some surplus bear trap springs cause this one must be at least 22lbs-- 18lbs would have been more than enough for this set up.
i may try one of their 9mm springs --
and it is a bit heavy with 10 rounds of 230s in those chip mc-c mags--
aside from SARCO throwing me a curve ball on the small parts --like the do most of the time --LOL this thing is looking very interesting---