I'll pass along these questions. I try to be respectful of Jeremy's time. I don't press him when he doesn't volunteer complete answers. You're starting to touch on the patent-pending aspect of the 44X slide, but we'll see what he says.Hey WBN, since you are in touch with Nelson Precision, I have a question on their aluminum slides: Will the breech face be an insert made of steel? Reason I'm asking is about two things that should be considered. Dry firing having the strong steel striker hitting the softer aluminum. And the hot gasses/burning powder pit away at the breech. I has an AA kit at one time and the alum breech got badly pitted from this.
A couple of other things, too: Will there be pressed in steel pins at the hold open nothches so the slide release doesn't chew away on the edges. And will the slide rails have some sort of steel liners to protect the aluminum from the thin sharp rails of the frame?
Just curious. Thanks!