Originally Posted by xkon
Just curious, whats the point of lightening the slide but then adding weight back to the front?
Heavier front end less muzzle flip. Lighter slide faster cycle time.
Back in the day of Bill Wilson and his comped 1911 .45s the comp actually reduced muzzle flip by directing high pressure gas upward which helped.
Nowadays the IPSC style comp'ed guns use the comp more for a weight than a true compensator. This is due to the current style guns using .380auto spec ammo, lightweight slides, etc and their ammo is custom tuned to that particular pistol.
Nice work! I'm a shadetree machinist and I do appreciate fine workmanship.