New Custom Slide Cover (Plastic with front slide serrations)

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Cyberfly » 09 Nov 2012, 11:52

I like the texture and color. The pics make it look like a blued metal to me.
And I like 'Blues Tactical Zombie Killer'. A DEFINITE seller there!!

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Post by fooschnickens » 09 Nov 2012, 11:55

I know it's a Steve Martin movie but can't remember the name. Dirty rotten Scoundrels?
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 09 Nov 2012, 12:10

fooschnickens wrote:I know it's a Steve Martin movie but can't remember the name. Dirty rotten Scoundrels?
Close but no cigar...
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by fd57 » 09 Nov 2012, 13:12

THE JERK.

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Post by jgreenberg01 » 09 Nov 2012, 13:14

fd57 wrote:THE JERK.
Ding ding ding... we have a winner!
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Esteves » 09 Nov 2012, 13:47

fooschnickens wrote:Interested to see how red dots mount to it.
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by fooschnickens » 09 Nov 2012, 13:56

Oh, good point, I didn't think of that. Now that my MTAC is fully broken in, too...
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by s-industries » 10 Nov 2012, 07:34

Sorry guys, if your current holster steps down to fit the shape of the slide cover, it will no longer work. I made a kydex holster and bolted it to the paddle from my serpa. If I can get something I'm happy with, those will also be available.

The red dot mounts via the two holes in front of the rear sight. I've been evaluating this and I think my approach is going to change a bit, but the idea is the same. That's the part I'm a little concerned with...don't want red dots flying off all over the place. If that turns out to be a no-go, we'll remove the holes and you can mount your red dots like you do now.

Not sure what happened to my images. I'll check into that.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by panzermk2 » 10 Nov 2012, 09:15

s-industries wrote:Sorry guys, if your current holster steps down to fit the shape of the slide cover, it will no longer work. I made a kydex holster and bolted it to the paddle from my serpa. If I can get something I'm happy with, those will also be available.

The red dot mounts via the two holes in front of the rear sight. I've been evaluating this and I think my approach is going to change a bit, but the idea is the same. That's the part I'm a little concerned with...don't want red dots flying off all over the place. If that turns out to be a no-go, we'll remove the holes and you can mount your red dots like you do now.

Not sure what happened to my images. I'll check into that.

If you want it tested I can do it. I will video tape and analyze just like I did for the customer who wanted to see if the Aim Point micro would work. Does not have to be public. I would be very concerned also. Is there a metal strip molded into the cover for strength?

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by MikeSantor » 10 Nov 2012, 09:18

If the only major change in the slide is the step down, it is no problem to fix the kydex.

Bowl of ice water and a few rags. After soaking the rags put it all around the holster where you DONT want the kydex to be reformed. Leave just the stepped area uncovered. Then heat gun or blow dryer to heat just the uncovered, stepped area. After the kydex gets pliable slide your new slide/fiveseven in the holster.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by jmz5 » 13 Nov 2012, 04:58

Looks Sweet!
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Crawfish80 » 14 Nov 2012, 00:12

:agree:

Oh I want one once you get it all worked out!

Please keep us all updated!!!

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Onejzsupra » 18 Nov 2012, 12:17

Photos of the red dot mount?

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Valorius » 19 Nov 2012, 08:16

Are these available for sale yet, and how much?

I want one. HUGE upgrade on the looks of the stock slide cover.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Onejzsupra » 19 Nov 2012, 16:28

Valorius wrote:Are these available for sale yet, and how much?

I want one. HUGE upgrade on the looks of the stock slide cover.
i wouldnt say huge, I mean the 57 looks pretty good to me.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Rouge701 » 21 Nov 2012, 09:53

I'll take one

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by s-industries » 21 Nov 2012, 16:32

I have most of the modifications done to the drawing and hope to have prototype #2 done by Christmas. I don't have photos of the red dot mount because I haven't had one manufactured yet. I'm still working on the insert design so there's definitely still some work to do.

I've gotten a few messages concerning price so I want to comment to avoid folks getting their hopes up thinking this will be on the same level as the OE part. Please remember that this is a low volume custom part, so I have zero leverage on pricing. I think it'll come in at around $100 (not including a red dot mount), so I hope this doesn't price it out of the market. I apologize for any pain caused by jaws hitting the floor, but it is what it is.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Rapier1772 » 21 Nov 2012, 16:46

That was less than I was expecting :ponder:
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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Onejzsupra » 21 Nov 2012, 19:44

well considering FN can make these like hot cakes and you're one man it is to be expected... I only have one request....

IF it all possible would you be able to design it so that the red dot mounts like the FNP .45 tactical? I know that might be asking a bit much and i'm pretty sure it isn't able to be done but it's a quick question haha.

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Re: New Slide Cover (Plastic)

Post by Valorius » 22 Nov 2012, 05:43

While i LOVE the look of the new slide cover, there is literally no way in hell i would ever pay $100 for one. Half of that...maybe.

My interest in this product went from extremely high, to none, due to pricing concerns.

IMO the market for this product at that price point is extremely limited.

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