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Old 01-23-2020, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dsk View Post
The Marines who ran thousands of rounds through their early M45A1 pistols found several slides had cracked or completely separated, and the sharp corners present in those serrations were pinpointed as the cause. Colt modified the serrations to eliminate the stress risers and the issues went away. However as you noted Colt continued to offer the old-style serrations on the XSE models, which I assume meant they didn't think civilian owners were going to be that hard on their guns. After all, if you want to find out if it's possible to break a gun just give it to a Marine to play with.
But if you really want it broke right, give it to an Army Pvt. Hammer, meet anvil = both broken.

And nothing beats a Colt Government Model Special Combat in looks.
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