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Old 10-04-2012, 16:22   #1
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Brownells: TSD RMR Slide (pics)

So I've taken the plunge to outfit my 19 with an RMR. There are several threads on the topic, but I did not see anything specifically relating to DIY and purchasing the slide from Brownells.

Anyway for those interested here is what it looks like with some specs and considerations you should take into account:

1. The slide is 17-4 Aircraft Grade Stainless Steel (in the white).
2. Does not come with the shorter RMR mounting screws (screws that come with the RMR will be too long - I'm told)
3. Does not come with a channel liner
4. Once Brownells stock is out, there will be no more per OST
5. You can purchase finished slides with all internals (minus barrel + Recoil Unit + RMR) directly from OST here (includes suppressor sights, shorter mounting screws, and all other internals):

http://www.onesourcetactical.com/tsdpistolslides.aspx

There is something to be said about purchasing it direct from OST since all parts are assembled/tested, and it's essentially ready to go with the addition of a barrel/RSA/RMR. Once you add up the price on an assembled slide from OST vs. the price on DIY, it is comparable to doing it yourself.

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6. Suppressor sights are available from Brownells. They are out of stock on Tritium versions. You can still purchase plain ones (ie. non night sight). Curiously, if you look on Ameriglo's website, you will note that they do not carry the plain sights (I could not find them). They do however have the night sight version but it is out of stock for $120. Dealer cost on plain sights from Brownells is $28 (currently in stock).

7. You will need to purchase a channel liner and either fashion a tool for insertion yourself....or buy a channel liner tool. Since the FP Channel on this slide is completely dry...it will not just slip in.

8. Refinishing options: CCR has received some great reviews and I have personally spoken to Mary (very nice lady). They offer great prices for members on this forum. I was quoted $49 + $8 return shipping on their proprietary "Cera-Hyde" finish. It is available in different colors (FDE, OD, House Black, etc..), but also in their new "Tri-Tanium" finish (which has a metallic look to it).

Looking at the quality of this slide...I think I may shoot it awhile as is (until I decide what color I want).

9. Where to get the RMR: I found Gunbroker to be an excellent source for purchasing the RMR. A RM07 can be had NIB for $469

So there you have it. UPS misrouted my RM07 that was supposed to be delivered today, so I will have to wait another week until I'm ready to shoot.

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Old 10-04-2012, 19:00   #3
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nice! I haven't decided between the 17 & 19 yet
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Old 10-04-2012, 19:21   #4
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Thanks man, I'd probably do the 17.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:33   #5
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Thats sweet, some time down the road I want to get a RMR for my 34... but the price is so expensive ....
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Old 10-05-2012, 13:04   #6
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Thats sweet, some time down the road I want to get a RMR for my 34... but the price is so expensive ....
That would be a cool setup on the 34 for sure.
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Old 10-05-2012, 22:14   #7
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Congrats!

I love my RMR'ed G19.

Be sure to post pics when the set up is finished.
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Thanks man, I'd probably do the 17.
yeah, especially since I have the threaded barrel already too for the 17.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:01   #9
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Who is CCR? I am interested in getting my G4 G21 slide done in FDE.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:40   #10
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Congrats!

I love my RMR'ed G19.

Be sure to post pics when the set up is finished.
Will do, I should have everything by Weds minus any refinishing. I'm going to shoot it a while as is. Still trying to decide what finish I want. I was originally going the tri-tanium route, but it basically already has that look in the white, right out of the box.

To be honest, I'm leaning towards Melonite now. Anyone know a good place that does this? The web turned up a few results, but when called they no longer provide this service.

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Who is CCR? I am interested in getting my G4 G21 slide done in FDE.
Here you go. They are also a member here so you can contact them via PM as well:

http://www.ccrrefinishing.com/
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:59   #11
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That sure looks nice! Can't wait to see it with optics / sights mounted. Congrats and great report!!
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Mine.

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Old 10-06-2012, 17:02   #13
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That is badass elf!
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:22   #14
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The RMR is expensive, but in 35 years of shooting I don't think any accessory I've ever purchased for a firearm has been money as well spent. The TSD slide puts the RMR into a perfect co-witness. The combination is in a class by itself.

The finish is Desert Sand Duracoat. The stock stainless is nice, I just wanted something a little sweeter.

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The RMR is expensive, but in 35 years of shooting I don't think any accessory I've ever purchased for a firearm has been money as well spent. The TSD slide puts the RMR into a perfect co-witness. The combination is in a class by itself.

The finish is Desert Sand Duracoat. The stock stainless is nice, I just wanted something a little sweeter.

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Do stock sights co-witness perfectly or are suppressor sights needed?
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Do stock sights co-witness perfectly or are suppressor sights needed?
Suppressor sights are a must to co witness with a RMR. Even suppressor sights are barely high enough to clear the rear of a RMR in a milled slide.
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The RMR is expensive, but in 35 years of shooting I don't think any accessory I've ever purchased for a firearm has been money as well spent. The TSD slide puts the RMR into a perfect co-witness. The combination is in a class by itself.

The finish is Desert Sand Duracoat. The stock stainless is nice, I just wanted something a little sweeter.

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I agree. RMRs are worth the money. Buy once, cry once.

Red dots on handguns are the future, no question. Its only a matter of time before it becomes affordable enough for everyone.
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Beautiful pistol elf. Christmas isn't very far away.... Think I'd better start dropping some hints with the wife.
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Suppressor sights came in today. Point of note, the rear sight has to be fitted. There is no way it was going on "as is". I could barely start it on the slide. I used a straight edge to maintain the angle of the dovetail and took off equal material from the front and back. No issues with the front sight. Also in were the shorter RMR mounting screws purchased from OST. RMR should be here tomorrow.

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looking good Kodiakpb!
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Congrats again. Here is my RMR G19 to look at while you wait.

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Old 10-09-2012, 20:24   #23
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looking good Kodiakpb!
Thanks buddy

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Congrats again. Here is my RMR G19 to look at while you wait.

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Sweet pic man. My RMR better get here tomorrow lol
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Got the RMR in today. For those wanting to DIY, here are a few more things to keep in mind when finishing the project:

The RMR looks like this on the bottom, so some electrical tape on the slide will ensure a good seal and insulate the battery. Note the rubber ring surrounding the bottom portion of the RMR.

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The milled portion on the TSD slide is tight by design. What you will have to do is insert the RMR nose first and ensure it is centered...then use a small rubber mallet to lightly tap the rear into place. Don't worry, you won't damage it.

Finished pics:

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Sight picture...my cell phone camera made the dot look white (ignore the color):

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Old 10-10-2012, 18:36   #25
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Very nice setup man! Let is know how it shoots!

Why did you decide to get a battery powered RMR vs the dual-illuminated model?
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