Front slide serrations & IWB leather holsters

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  1. juandelaselva

    juandelaselva
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    Shouldn't be any stitching over the top of the slide.

    It's a tool, if/when you wear it out then just replace it.
     
  3. Oro

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    Yep, common complaint. A lot of people have been moving away from front slide serrations for non "gaming guns." They came about in the 80s to make up for the fact rear optical sight mounts covered the rear serrations. Then they had inevitable "creep" of the feature into all "tactical" models. I cannot tolerate them myself and got rid of all my guns with them.

    Now, on to be helpful: One thing to have done is a "BHP" cut. This looks nice, really. It is sometimes done on older guns to hid bad pitting in the area. A machinist relieves the slide from the muzzle back, reducing the thickness and then blends it into the slide - so the front of the 1911 looks like the front of the BHP. It is attractive and will remove the serrations for you. Don't have a picture but if you are a 1911forum member, go look here:

    1911 slides with BHP style end cuts. - 1911Forum

    Good luck. But in all reality, no, it's never going to wear to the point of interfering with the holster. It's more all that leather shaving that comes out like sawdust that is annoying.
     
  4. juandelaselva

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