Integrity Arms· 1911 Pistol Smith
Definitely haven't found one real true in any aspect. width, height, etc.. Just find a happy median and go for it. Some are close enough it takes a real eye to see the variations..
Some machining is purely aesthetic, but some machining on a lot of production guns become necessary to bring guns back into proper specs and dimensions. Tightening slide to frame fits etc.. Front strap machining on a smooth gun is done to provide a better grip surface.. Some serrated cuts on top of the slide and the rear of the slide reduce glare when shooting in high light or sunlight conditions etc.. Not all are purely aesthetic in nature. Some serve to lighten the gun and provide better action and or recoil.. A number of reasons really.Doing this kind of machining is amazing to me. I could not even attempt to do all these things without violating my " I got thru another day without using algebra" mantra.
But I do have a question. What is the purpose of this machining?
Or in some case a breast reduction hahaha... If need be. lmbo..Just funnin'!
The extra cosmetic work is neither more nor less profitable than any other work the smiff does.
It does add that 'custom' touch to a build though.
Think of it as a custom paint job on your truck......
or breast augmentation for your wife.
Well I'm doomed for any future in Smith work, got baby #4 on the way!LMAO How true it is, how true it is...
I true up the slide flats by placing sandpaper on a piece of granite tile and sand the flats. This wont work if its off by a large amount. I do this to all the slides on my builds just to make sure they are flat and even.
heaven forbid..why?..Or in some case a breast reduction hahaha... If need be. lmbo..