SIG - Possible GSR Slide defect ?
Owners of the older Revolution 1911 GSR's might want to check their slides for a nasty defect I found on the gun I bought.
The defect's damage will show up on the Rear section of the Guide rod . Look carefully at the base of the guide rod and see if you see two deep dimples hammered into what should be a flat guide rod stop. The dimples should be on both sides -right and left [ if your slide has the defect ].
What I am calling a defect is really NOT in a technical sense. It is more of a lack of properly finishing this area of the slide causing the problem. It will eventually tear up your rear section of the guide rod with time.
If your guide rod shows these dimples into the metal, check to see if this rear section is not also bent a little.
Now for the cause: Check the SLIDE, near the rails at the front of the gun. Look at the section that slams into the guide rod's rear plate...........see if you find a small raised square area on what should be a flat surface that hits the guide rod. It will be only a few thousnadths of an inch "high", but that's all it takes to do the damage. I am wondering if my gun just missed a finishing process or is all of the older 1911's cursed with this problem??? You can hold the rear of the guide rod up to the slide and manually mate the two surfaces to see how and why a high spot would do some damage.
Curious to see if anyone else has this problem ??