Check out the Dan Wesson guns. At some point I still want a Classic Bobtail!
This is a discussion on 1911s That Do NOT Use the Slide as a Billboard within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I am pretty much convinced... if I am going to spend $700-1,000 on a gun, I might as well avoid the polymer pieces and put ...
I am pretty much convinced... if I am going to spend $700-1,000 on a gun, I might as well avoid the polymer pieces and put a piece of history in my hand. However, when I started shopping for 1911s, I was disappointed to find that almost every manufacturer uses the slide as a place to advertise, in big letters, what the make and model of the gun is. I think it looks tacky.
Anyone know a quality make + model that does NOT do that?
Go with a Classic Smith and Wesson revolver if you want a piece of history, that WORKS!
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My Kimber Ultra has some writing on the slide...not a different color, but rather engraved.
Anyone close enough to see that already has a big problem.
It does not bother me at all...OMO...there are bigger fish to fry now days.
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Wilson will build you one with a completely naked slide.
A little outside your specified price range though, sorry.
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The bumper serve2 purposes:
1. As mentioned to help avoid palm pinch.
2. To prevent damage to the magazine if dropped to the floor, as in tactical reloads.
Les Baer will do you one that is totally clean.
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Just be glad Ruger doesn't make a 1911.....I hate that warning message on the barrel of all my Rugers!!!
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Para just has the model # on the slide. Or should I say my para, don't know about the newer ones.
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Terrific stuff- thanks!