Front Cocking Serrations - What's the Purpose?

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      Front Cocking Serrations - What's the Purpose?

      What's the purpose of these besides looking "cool" and tearing up holsters? A couple models I'm looking at have them as "features" but I don't want them - I think, unless they serve some king of purpose ??

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      I think you said it with "looks".I currently have 2 1911's and neither has the front serrations and I dont seem to have any problems operating them at all.But then mebbe thats cuz I'm faster than a speeding turtle and can can leap sidewalk cracks in a single bound.........

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      Supposedly, they air in the "press check" - quickly pushing the slide back to check if there is a round chambered...

      Sorry - I prefer 1911s with them - I like the look...

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      Sorry - I prefer 1911s with them - I like the look...
      Yes, but you also think that HK's and Sigmas are good looking guns, which should put you right in middle of the has no taste in handguns club. Also know as the HNTIHC for short.......




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      They aid in performing a press check....

      Personally I have no use for them. They do look good, & are hard on a fine piece of leather.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Destro
      Yes, but you also think that HK's and Sigmas are good looking guns, which should put you right in middle of the has no taste in handguns club. Also know as the HNTIHC for short.......




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      No, I am no sigma fan. I think the Walther P99 is one of the best looking guns, though - I think it is at least the best looking polymer framed gun. And, w/ the hard chrome slide, for me it is probably second to a 1911 in the looks dept.

      Now, I do like HKs. I will admit that a Glock doesn't look that great. I kinda like the looks of the M&P...

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      Just N\Messing with /u a bit......

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      That's ok.

      But being a fan of the classics, U should know that the old 1980's Destro is much cooler than the newer version

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      Quote Originally Posted by Destro
      Yes, but you also think that HK's and Sigmas are good looking guns, which should put you right in middle of the has no taste in handguns club. Also know as the HNTIHC for short.......
      ROTFLMAO :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

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      All the .45s I used or owned (I only owned one) lacked the front cocking serrations. I was accustomed to the fact that if the hammer were cocked, the chamber was loaded. I always did the military "inspection arms" to clear the pistol, that is, holding the pistol in front across your chest at forty-five degrees (in the right hand) us the left hand to remove the magazine and tuck it into your belt. Then, using the rear (only, on GI models) serrations, rack the slide to the rear and push up on the slide release. The pistol is clear. Release the slide, trip the hammer, and reinsert the magazine.

      Following the same clearing method, insert a loaded magazine, press the slide stop, then engage the safety. The pistol is loaded.

      Bob Wright

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      Ugly, no real reason ,You should be able to remember you loaded it. If you can't get a wheel gun look at from front and you can see the bullets. Then you will know loaded.
      Ruins holsters and did I say Glock Walther P99 ugly.

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      Ok, guys... all joking aside...

      I am personally a 1911 fan, but that doesn't mean I can't like other guns. Many members here have stated that 1 of the things everyone likes about this website is that we don't come down on people for liking a specific type of gun - For instance - ya get razzed terribly on Glocktalk for liking anything but a Glock, etc. We're kinda headed that way on this thread now.

      You're free to not like something and say it - but don't trash stuff. It's not the same thing.

      Not everyone on this thread is doing this, but some are.

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      At the range, I have had the slide go forward on occasion and not strip a round from the magazine.
      I press check my gun whenever I load it - I want to know that there is in fact a round in the chamber. I don't need front serrations to do it, but I do like the look of them personally.

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      yuck

      I've never owned a 1911 though it will probably be my next pistol and I hate the look of the front serrations. I can understand why some people prefer them for the press check though. Just not my style, I also prefer the look of the vertical serrations over the slanted. Just my 2 rounds...

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      They are good for chewing up holsters ...

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      I don't care for the looks of them myself, but my Springfield came with them and it's been a real good 1911. I suspect that people who like FCS also like FLGRs and rails on their 1911s.

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      front grasping grooves

      Who cares about the looks...!!! I chamber check using the "wedge", therefore front grasping grooves are an advantage....looks..??? what's with looks..??? You guys take your guns to beauty pageants..??

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      What do beauty pageants have to do with this??I say I dont like the LOOK,someone else may say it doesnt suit my taste or whatever,Its just a personal preference thing like some people dont like 1911's and some do,some dont like glocks ,some do ,etc etc etc

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      serrations

      Scooter...Looks...beauty pageants...???? If I have to explain this to you..it takes all the fun out of it.....

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      Sorry - looks of guns do attract some people - Everyone usually goes on and on how the classic beauty of a 1911 is kewl - and how a Glock is ugly.

      I've never cared for the looks of Sigs or CZs - Now, I have tried them - so it's not all looks. But, neither really interest me...

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