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Old 03-05-2020, 03:38 PM
Fatboy46 Fatboy46 is offline
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Cross slotted. +. Allows for slot , coin, fingernail file, etc. AND if all you have is a Phillips, it’ll work too.
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Old 03-05-2020, 03:40 PM
kitchencounsel kitchencounsel is offline
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As to appearance, I will always prefer the old-school look of slotted screws but as usual, "it depends."

For guns where traditional appearance counts, like USGI or other collectibles, I stay with the original which usually means slotted.

For "shooters" I will go with almost anything else. Straight-slotted screws are so easy to strip or "booger up" unless a correct hollow-ground bit is used. Torx, allen, etc. don't have that problem but you do need the correct bit to work with them.
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Old 03-05-2020, 04:44 PM
Peter1911 Peter1911 is offline
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From their respective factories, I have factory slotted, torx, and hex on my 1911s. The problem I see with slotted is you have to be very careful with a correct size screwdriver so the blade doesn’t slip sideways and gouge the stock (grip).
Otherwise, I like them all.

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Old 03-05-2020, 05:00 PM
Nick Rice Nick Rice is offline
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I tend to use hex heads in all of my pistols except I like slotted im my colts for the old school look. Its just as easy to carry a hex wrench in my range bag as a screwdriver.

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Old 03-05-2020, 06:56 PM
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But then again. on some guns.

It just does not matter all that much.
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