New Custom Slide Cover (Plastic with front slide serrations)

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New Custom Slide Cover (Plastic with front slide serrations)

Post by s-industries » 05 Nov 2012, 20:46

Have the first prototype done. Basically this gives you front slide serrations and a way to mount your red dot without removing the rear sight (hopefully...haven't been able to test that aspect yet). I'm working on getting the finish right. It's currently a bit different from the frame.

Don't hate on the name. I felt the need to put something on the side...

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Rapier1772 » 05 Nov 2012, 21:03

That looks kinda cool.
I remember a while back there was a guy was looking for something to grip when locking opening his slide, I think this would probably do it.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by blueorison » 05 Nov 2012, 21:35

Dude, I'm not even going to cloak it; that is FREAKIN awesome.

Make the serrations at a slight angle, like 100 degrees, and it will be perfect, to me.

I can't tell you how invaluable front serrations are for me, as I use an MRD on my FsN and reaching below the MRD to rack the gun from the rear is not as efficient as using the front of the slide to rack the slide.

I have tried griptape on the slide, at the front, but this does not work as it rips up the holster and slows down the draw.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by PainKillaX » 05 Nov 2012, 22:44

WOW! Super impressed. Going to be selling these one day? :D

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by pods22 » 05 Nov 2012, 23:11

I think it looks great! Matching the finish would make it near perfect. Can't wait to see the final product.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by JoJo » 06 Nov 2012, 08:29

Impressive! What material do you anticipate using?

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by CDeel » 06 Nov 2012, 08:57

I want one.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by truehuntersupply » 06 Nov 2012, 09:10

wow!!!

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by panzermk2 » 06 Nov 2012, 13:54

Very nice.
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by s-industries » 06 Nov 2012, 16:52

Blue: Thank you, and PM also sent. I'm with you on front slide serrations...absolutely necessary.

To answer the other questions:
Yes, I definitely hope to have these for sale soon. I still need to do a lot of testing, but I wanted to get this out there to see how much interest there might be.
This is plastic, and if I can ever get costs down I'd like to offer an aluminum version.

Thanks for the interest!

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Buffman » 06 Nov 2012, 17:04

I like it

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by CDeel » 06 Nov 2012, 17:58

I have no idea what's involved in making something like that, but would it be possible to put whatever the person wants instead of eden engineering?

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Post by srt-4_jon » 06 Nov 2012, 18:26

I don't know how the OP does it but I would think it is pretty easy with a 3d printer.

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Post by MrSlippyFist » 06 Nov 2012, 18:29

Very nice. I like it. Can I get a pic of this in profile and section next to a OEM cover? I'm interested to see how compares dimensionally. Thanks for your hard work.
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Buffman » 06 Nov 2012, 19:05

The front seems like it needs to be a little more square to match the serrations.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by s-industries » 06 Nov 2012, 20:47

You can have whatever you want on the side...for the right amount of money!

I'll try to get some pics up comparing this to the OE cover. It is thicker in front, as there is no step.

Buffman, not sure I quite understand what you mean about the front needing to be more square. Can you explain?

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Buffman » 06 Nov 2012, 20:52

The end of the cover at least from this angle to me would look better if it matches angle of the serrations:

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or if instead of being rounded like it is would be more square and blocky.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Buffman » 06 Nov 2012, 20:58

Kind of hard to describe:

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I think with the serrations, making the FSN top cover more blocky as I tried to show may make it look better.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by panzermk2 » 06 Nov 2012, 21:09

While not a fan of forward serrations I like this cover so much more with out the factory step down.
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by panzermk2 » 06 Nov 2012, 21:11

You know your missing the hole to drift the factory sight? Would be a good idea to beef up on the inside the bore for the loaded chamber indicator.
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