1911s That Do NOT Use the Slide as a Billboard

1911s That Do NOT Use the Slide as a Billboard

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 ...

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    1911s That Do NOT Use the Slide as a Billboard

    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?


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    Check out the Dan Wesson guns. At some point I still want a Classic Bobtail!

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    Go with a Classic Smith and Wesson revolver if you want a piece of history, that WORKS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2gunken View Post
    Go with a Classic Smith and Wesson revolver if you want a piece of history, that WORKS!
    Thanks but I already own one.

    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Check out the Dan Wesson guns.
    Nice- thanks. BTW, why do some of the 1911s have the mag bumper? Is that so you can really slam it in there in a pinch?

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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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    I have heard nothing but good things about Fusion:
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    eschew obfuscation

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    Quote Originally Posted by McPatrickClan View Post
    Nice- thanks. BTW, why do some of the 1911s have the mag bumper? Is that so you can really slam it in there in a pinch?
    Yes. And because nobody likes the palm pinch of slamming home a flush mag.

    I'll second both Dan Wesson and Fusion Firearms 1911s.


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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.

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    Les Baer will do you one that is totally clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2gunken View Post
    Go with a Classic Smith and Wesson revolver if you want a piece of history, that WORKS!
    What the heck does that have to do with the OP???

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    I have heard nothing but good things about Fusion:
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    Wow, those are very beautiful, very expensive guns. Would make very nice safe queens.

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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!

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