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Post by Jack H on 10/26/2015, 11:48 am

Is there something significant about "Longslide" guns, other than the obvious, that promotes mention of them being "longslide" (or "heavy slide") ?
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Post by AllAces on 10/26/2015, 12:28 pm

Longer sight radius if you are shooting irons.  Jim Clark, Sr probably did more than anyone else to make the long slide 1911 popular, but that was years ago.  In recent years I have rarely seen one on the line.  Others will be along shortly with opinions.
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Post by BE Mike on 10/26/2015, 12:30 pm

IIRC, Jim Clark, Sr. used to give a 2 1/2" guarantee (10 shots at 50 yards) with the long slides, compared to the 3" guarantee with the standard length.
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Post by jglenn21 on 10/26/2015, 12:44 pm

good memory. I still have my test target for my 1980 long slide.

easy 2 1/2"
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Post by Regular_Guy on 10/26/2015, 12:47 pm

Does the additional weight up front make the balance feel off much compared to a standard size?
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Post by jglenn21 on 10/26/2015, 12:51 pm

It is a bit nose heavy but I never really thought much about it.. it does have a different recoil feel though.. much more a push for me
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Post by Dr.Don on 10/26/2015, 1:35 pm

I think Jon Eulette is still shooting one or more long slides.  I don't own one, but I have heard that follow-through is a touch more important with the 6" barrel.  The balance/feel is definitely different.
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Post by Jack H on 10/26/2015, 2:01 pm

My question was more "why do we need to know you have a longslide" as opposed to a regular slide.  The obvious is a given, sight radius, weight, balance,...
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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/26/2015, 2:21 pm

I've shot longslides my entire shooting career. I'm going to switch over to 5" guns next year if I can ever get the time to finish building them. Too much gunsmithing going on. I talked to both Zurek and Zins about longslides and Zurek said "wow you really gotta hold" aftet shooting longslides together in Phoenix one afternoon. Zins said "I don't hold that good". Longslides ate unforgiving. Follow thtoigh is crucial and if you relax during a shot it'll cost you at least one scoring ring. I don't believe they are more accurate than a 5". I alwYs liked how they recoiled. I'm 50 now with a bad shoulder. Time to switch to shorter more forgiving barrel. A lot of shooters have'em, but don't shoot'em well. Not too many 2650 shooters shot them. I probably would've broke 50 many more times if I shot a 5" pistol. I really think it makes that mich difference.
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Post by C.Perkins on 10/26/2015, 6:28 pm

Jack H wrote:My question was more "why do we need to know you have a longslide" as opposed to a regular slide.
Jack H;

I do not get the question.
Could you put it into context ?

Yes, I shoot a Clark Sr. long slide built in 1968 with a ten shot test target of 1.720"

Or should I say my .45 came with a ten shot test target of 1.720" ?

Or; yes I shoot a .45 for bullseye competition.

I can be a little slow at times.
I am sure there is a valid question there.
See my dilemma Smile

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Post by james r chapman on 10/26/2015, 7:17 pm

I guess if they had accu-rails they could be SuperGlideLongSlide...

Cool
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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/27/2015, 7:49 am

Jack H wrote:My question was more "why do we need to know you have a longslide" as opposed to a regular slide.

The same reason a hi-standard shooter might say "I shoot a spacegun" or "I shoot a Victor" or "I shoot a Supermatic Trophy with the fluted barrel"
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Post by jglenn21 on 10/27/2015, 8:20 am

james r chapman wrote:I guess if they had accu-rails they could be SuperGlideLongSlide...

Cool

I don't  care who you are, that's funny right there.....
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