Can you put any slide on a 1911?
So the answer is yes, you can change the slide, but there is more to it than just slapping on a new slide and calling it good. Hope that helps.
How long is the slide on a 1911?
Govt: Full size frame, 5″ barrel & slide. Commander: Full size frame, 4.25″ barrel & slide. Officers: Compact frame, 3.5″ barrel & slide.
Are 1911 slides universal?
Are all 1911 slides universal or interchangeable? Nope. If you bought 5 brand new Colt Government Models of the same chambering, you could likely interchange all of the parts in any combination between the 5 guns. However, “1911” has become a pretty broad term.
Is a 1911 and 2011 Slide the same?
The internal parts on the 1911 vs 2011 are the exact same, minus the trigger. The trigger is different because the double-stack magazine has to pass through the trigger bow, thus you cannot use a 1911 trigger in a 2011.
Why is a 1911 long slide?
The longer sight radius helps accuracy, it’s not the barrel length. The longer barrel develops greater velocity with the same loads, maybe 50-60 fps faster but it is load dependent. The longer slide moves slower during the ejection and rechambering action. It’s just slower, a longer “dwell” time.
What is the longest barrel on a 1911?
45 ACP Barrel 16″
What is the difference between commander and government 1911?
The 1911 Commander is just a compact version of the 1911 Government, sporting a shorter barrel and slide, introduced in 1950. It shares the same frame, trigger assembly, and magazine with the Government. Like the Government, the Commander was originally chambered in .
Are 1911 frames interchangeable?
Are all 1911 slides universal or interchangeable? Nope.
Will a 1911 slide fit a 2011 frame?
The slide will wear in differently on the 2011 frame VS the 1911 frame. If/when you decided to swap the slide back to the 1911 frame, you wont have the same fit and feel as you did before.