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Hello everyone,

Since now lightening cuts are legal in IDPA, i’d like to give my R1 Enhanced the look of the Tomasie Custom (tri top and lightening cuts) but i’m afraid of its new performance. Any suggestion? Pros/cons? I want this work as an improve for sight following.

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Start with tri topping it and stay away from the ejection port.
That's where they crack if you take to much off.
Tri topping it will lighten it a fair amount. It will increase the slide speed and allow you to use a lighter spring.

that will in turn make it so the front sight doesn't move as much and won't dip if you use the correct spring. That allows for much faster "aimed" follow up shots.
It's really interesting when you grip the gun and see the front sight just bouncing in the rear sight notch.

If tri topping isn't quire enough then you can go to milling some through holes for more weight reduction. Usual is 11ozs or so for an iron sighted gun. Optic slides often go down to 10 ozs.
But that is also usually with compensated guns.
 
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