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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 750SpiritRdr, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. 750SpiritRdr

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    Bash away...
    on some slides, looking down from the top, you can see the barrel. Kind of like a window looking down at the barrel. What are these? Stock on some or aftermarket part?
    Does anyone even know what i'm getting at?
     
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    Those are the compensated models. The hole in the slide reduces recoil.
     

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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    That would be on the 17L, 24, or and "C" models.
     
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    The holes a called porting, sometimes factory especially with large revolvers, but there are alot of very good companies that can do it to pretty much any gun you would want. They reduce recoil and muzzle flip, some more than others all depends on the gun, the caliber, and the amount of porting.
     
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    Just to make it clear, i'm not talking about the barrel...this is on the slide.
     
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    its on the 34 and 35 and reduces weight so when a tac light is added the guns not too bad off balance
     
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    Thanks for the info guys...i just never knew what they were for and which models they were for.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's for proper cycling. It comes from the factory on only the 17L, 24, 34, and 35. Those models are the models that have extended slides. The extra weight inhibits cycling properly so material is removed from non-crucial areas to bring the weight down to a reliable level. The entire rear of the slide is needed to be whole to contain the cartridge on firing, and the side walls and forward of the ejection port are for structural integrity of the locking lug on the barrel. The forward portion of the slide aligns the barrel, the sides contain all pertinant information (such as model, serial, etc) and all that's left is the top of the slide between the muzzle and ejection port so that's where it was taken.

    Just as an added FYI, the 17L is even longer than the 34/35 so additional material is removed on the underside of the slide between the firing pin channel and the slide's outer wall opposite the ejection port. This can not be seen without removing the slide from the frame.
     
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    so does this mean if i can find a 19C slide i can just slap it on my 19 and go with it?
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Yes, also you can use a 19 barrel on a Glock 19C(I used to years ago.)
     
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    Just keep in mind to NEVER use a ported barrel in a non-ported slide. Having holes in the slide with a solid barrel is fine; having high pressure gas dumping into your gun without adequate ventilation is not.
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    I agree.