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Old July 21, 1999, 09:19 PM   #1
Krag
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Does anyone know a gunsmith who cuts Glock slides for Bo-Mar sights?

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Old July 22, 1999, 09:32 AM   #2
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Krag, I install Bo-Mars. I haven't been asked to put them on a Glock yet. As long as there is enough meat in the slide it could be done but a few measurements would have to be made. You can e-mail me if you like. George
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Old July 22, 1999, 10:07 AM   #3
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IIRC, Caspian was/is making aftermarket slides for Glocks. Part of the sales pitch I first heard for them was that the stock Glock slides are too hard to be milled for aftermarket sights, etc. How true that is, I do not know, but I do know that I can't cut my Glock slide with a mill file. Damn, that's pretty hard!

Now that I think of it, doesn't Caspian sell a Glock slide that is already cut for the Bomar?
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Old July 22, 1999, 10:50 AM   #4
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Greg - your right on both counts about Caspian. But I don't want to go that route for two reasons: $$$$ and the fact that I can't use a Caspian slided Glock in GSSF matches (of which I shoot a LOT).

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Old July 22, 1999, 12:53 PM   #5
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Here's a nice Bomar installation on a Glock. Unfortunately, the gunsmithing firm is in Sweden.

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Old July 22, 1999, 01:10 PM   #6
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Daniel - that's right, build up a guy's hopes and then blow him out of the air!
Thanks for the pic, now I have something to show gunsmiths.

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Old July 23, 1999, 02:18 PM   #7
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I have semi-reliable information that the surface treatment of Glock slides underneath that Parkerizing is a variation on titanium nitride. Yup, the almost hard as diamond stuff they put on drill bits.

It munches regular tools. Can carbide cutting bits be used on that, with good results and expected rapid wear? If Ti-Nitr is harder than carbide, then... repeat same question using Ti-Nitr bits!

I've heard of precision grinding, but know nothing other than of its existence.
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