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Your opinions on flat topping?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BuckyP, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    I was checking out some of the name brands on Gun Broker (Ed Brown, Les Baer, etc) and am surprised to see that flat tops are not more popular. Not only does it reduce weight, I think it's a more appealing look (I actually really like flat top and serrated). I been told by a couple really good shooters that they feel it helps index the gun better target to target. Not sure how much that really helps, but you sure do see a lot flat top guns at USPSA matches.

    What is your opinion, like it, don't like it, doesn't matter, or never noticed?
     
  2. bac1023

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    I have quite a few 1911s with serrated slide tops. Some are flattened and some aren't, but I like them either way.
     

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    i like them both ways. My Kimber SIS has a flat top and i love the appearance, but i love my more tradiitonal ones as well
     
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    I like them look wise but I don't think it really does anything. My kimber raptor and No Name both have them.
     
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    i like my flat top

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    don't really think i notice a difference between a flat or round top.
     
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    Some of mine have them, some don't.

    For me, there isn't any difference in speed from target to target, shooting IDPA.

    The rest of the gun's features are more important to me, the glock-top slides don't influence me one way or the other.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Obviously, you don't need the top to be flattened in order for it to be serrated.

    Wilson and Nighthawk do quite a bit top serrating without flattening. In fact, that's how mine are.
     
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    I guess the weight savings is the only measurable difference. My buddy had to jump through hoops to make his Smith 1911 meet IDPA weight, where my Colt (flat topped) had no issues with a mag well and steel guide rod.

    (Off topic: As of 8/1, the CDP weight goes from 41 to 42 ounces.)

    Doing a quick inventory, my Springfield Loaded is my only 1911 that is not flat topped, so it looks different to me.

    BTW: Do you think most current production guns (GLOCK, SIG, M&P) come with flat tops for "functionality" or is it just easier to manufacture them that way? :dunno:
     
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    :rofl:
    OMG, that reminds me of the guy from "House Party".
     
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    I think my brother still has a pic of me with Kid. I was in St. Thomas on springbreak in 89 and Kid & Play and Salt n Pepa were at one of the night clubs.
     
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    Ahhhh the elusive flattop-mullet. More rare in the wild that the dreaded fe-mullet. Business in the front, party on top AND out back.
     
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