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milled slides

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by silverfd, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. silverfd

    silverfd

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    hi,

    i have seen milled slides from people and was wondering if these actually increased performance or if they were just for cosmetics.

    thanks
     
  2. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Welcome to GlockTalk!

    'Milled slides' as compared to what? Are you talking about a brand of aftermarket slides?
     


  3. Z71

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    OK
    Ahhh...I thought Glock slides were milled?
     
  4. silverfd

    silverfd

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    I'm talking about the slides which have peices of metal milled/cut out of them. Sorta like the raptor slide from the glockstore.
     
  5. DocWills

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  6. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    Slides with such mill cuts are normally made for one of three reasons, for cosmetics (appearance), to reduce slide weight (so it will better function with a specific load/spring/compensator combination), or to enable the use of a ported barrel.
     
  7. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Up a tree.
    Generally speaking, it seems to me that the lighter a gun gets, the worse the recoil gets. Whether it's slide weight or from anywhere else on the gun.

    I consider it a frill that has no use to me and I wouldn't go for it.
     
  8. Trvlngnrs

    Trvlngnrs

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    The G34 & G35 come milled from the factory. Everything else is aftermarket. I had my G26 slide milled to hold a RMR red dot sight.

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