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Old 12-25-2016, 02:02 PM
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Purpose of S&W lightening cuts

Finally figured out the main purpose of the slide cuts done by PC. You can lubricate the lugs without taking the slide off!

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Old 12-28-2016, 11:51 AM
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I'm thinking lightening cuts are for, lightening the slide and as a result the gun. How do you like the PC ?. I have the older version, the SC thinking on the PC because the L cuts hence lighter gun all together.

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Old 12-28-2016, 06:18 PM
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I thought it was to make them stand out in a display case full of 1911s. They are a nice pistol although some of my friends hate the look.

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Old 12-28-2016, 06:19 PM
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I guess they should call them multi-purpose cuts
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Old 12-30-2016, 04:56 PM
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They help to offset the added weight of the upgraded parts.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:32 AM
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I thought it was to make them stand out in a display case full of 1911s. They are a nice pistol although some of my friends hate the look.

my LGS had one like your 4.25" and every time I walked in the will go, look what we got for you, finally some one else bought it, I have an early SC, no reason for me to have this model unless I wanted the round but.
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For a pistol with so little mass ..

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I'm thinking lightening cuts are for, lightening the slide and as a result the gun. How do you like the PC ?. I have the older version, the SC thinking on the PC because the L cuts hence lighter gun all together.
... it deals out surprisingly little felt recoil. The reduction of mass due to the lightening/lightning cuts doesn't -seem- as though it would be enough to explain the reduced felt recoil; but must certainly contribute. My intuition is that the reduced mass of the Al-Sc alloy frame would increase felt recoil more than lightning cuts could reduce it. Perhaps it's all placebo effect. Do love me some S&W.

And lightning cuts reduce cycle-time and/or allow a "lighter" spring: any given spring puts out the ~same energy each cycle; less mass means the slide accelerates/moves faster at any given energy.
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... some of my friends hate the look.
... cure that now. ;- j
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They're for air cooling............ gunfan111 - think you used enough oil on there???? Good Golly Miss Molly! I would bet your gun leaves a puddle when you lay it down. Are you a Harley owner? (just teasing ya)

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:57 PM
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They're for air cooling............ gunfan111 - think you used enough oil on there???? Good Golly Miss Molly! I would bet your gun leaves a puddle when you lay it down. Are you a Harley owner? (just teasing ya)


Haha! No worries, I ordered a custom holster with a drip pan
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I don't think the S&W specs show any difference in weight for the models without the cuts versus those PC models with the cuts. Is that correct? I just picked up a 4.25 inch PC model but haven't had a chance to fire it yet.
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