Anybody have any experience with these?  For 200 bucks it seems like a heck of a deal.  I am sure the RMR cut is not nearly as tight as the ones milled to your specific optic, but wondering just how bad these are.  

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I got one for a G19. Very pleased so far. RMR06 fits as good as my G35 slide mulled by L&M precision.

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Sorry for the double post. I don’t know why all photos didn’t go in the same one.

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I’ve got about 400 trouble free rounds through mine. I got the one with the lightening cut over the barrel. I didn’t like the wrap around front cocking serrations.

It’s on a Glock OEM Gen 3 g19/23 frame.

Built the up slide as follows:

- Glock OEM striker assembly (spring, cups, liner, striker)

- Apex striker safety plunger

- Glock OEM plunger spring

- Apex Failure Resistant Extractor (the Glock OEM LCI extractor made the brass eject to 6:00 and smack me in the face when using G19 PMags. Apex part solved that issue.)

- KKM Roland Barrel

- Ameriglo suppressor sights

- RMR06

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High Exposure posted:

I’ve got about 400 trouble free rounds through mine. I got the one with the lightening cut over the barrel. I didn’t like the wrap around front cocking serrations.

It’s on a Glock OEM Gen 3 g19/23 frame.

Built the up slide as follows:

- Glock OEM striker assembly (spring, cups, liner, striker)

- Apex striker safety plunger

- Glock OEM plunger spring

- Apex Failure Resistant Extractor (the Glock OEM LCI extractor made the brass eject to 6:00 and smack me in the face when using G19 PMags. Apex part solved that issue.)

- KKM Roland Barrel

- Ameriglo suppressor sights

- RMR06

Hi Ex:

Have you tried any of the G17 PMAG’s. 

In my 19 they throw brass so that they bounce off of the top of my head. Never a porn star money shot, though. I haven’t noticed where my 21 round mags throw the brass. 

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Hey Mojo, Nope. No G17 PMags. Behind the wall here in the People’s Republic of New Jersey with a 15 round mag limit.

We are now facing a significant uphill battle over gun rights with the election of our new Dem Governor yesterday. I suspect 10 or 5 round limits soon. But I digress....

Try the Apex extractor. You lose the LCI but the brass ejects where you want it.

 

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Hi Ex,

Thanks, brother. I’ll definitely look into that extractor. 

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This subject came up a month or two ago on ARFCOM. The feedback over there was pretty positive overall, with just a report or two about some of the slides being poorly finished (splotchy or uneven coating, if I recall correctly). It seemed like those have been rare, and the vast majority are fine in terms of finish. The only other comment was that they are very blocky, with more square edges than just about any other slide brand. Other than that, people seemed to be satisfied with them.

The RMR cut slides are actually on sale right now for $184.99, which seems like a great deal. Brownells usually has some kind of additional discount going along with free shipping to add to that. I’m interested in getting one eventually, and for that price, I might even have some additional custom work done on it later. I was thinking about the Jagerwerks chamfer package to bevel the square edges of the slide and then having them refinish it afterwards. The Brownells slides seem like a decent quality, affordable starting point for that kind of work.

I have zero experience with RMRs, but I’m curious about the “recoil posts” on the Brownells RMR cut.  I’ve seen some brands with this style of cut, with the post combined with the threaded hole for the mounting screws. Other brands (like Jagerwerks) have separate posts that fit into the holes at the front of the RMR, and the screw holes are flush with the mounting surface of the cut. Is it just six of one, half a dozen of the other?

Dave

I came across this video yesterday that provides a better look at a Brownells slide. Note the odd spot or “stain” in the finish on the top of the slide that he points out at about the 2:55 mark:

https://youtu.be/eJ6cA4xM0x4

The good thing about Brownells is that they will exchange or take a return on that slide with no questions asked, and I believe even pay return shipping. Still looks like a decent quality slide - you just might get one that has to be exchanged if you’re not totally satisfied with it.

If anyone’s still interested in these slides, Brownells apparently updated them with larger bevels along the top edges of the slide - closer to the size of the Glock profile. I’ve only seen a photo, but it looks similar to what I was considering having Jagerwerks or another custom shop do to the slide. I don’t have the funds right now after the holidays to order one, but I'm glad I won’t need to have the extra work done.

A lot of people were reporting issues with these slides not fitting in Glock holsters, so it appears that Brownells heard the feedback and modified the slides accordingly. Great to see them respond to customers like that.

A good friend recently received one of the new style slides (edit: for a plinker) and he has 2 things to say about it:

-the new dimensions correct the problem of not fitting into holsters (Safariland SLS).

-the cocking serrations are pretty sharp

Edit: having read Mr. Easterday's contribution below, I feel that I should add that, this is not to say, that these slides are made to Glock OEM spec/dimensions or that these slides won't have problems.  Time will tell.

The layperson's first impressions and function thus far (not very many rounds fired) have been positive.  There are still a lot of unknowns.    

 

Clark at CNC holsters/slide work has had issues across the board with aftermarket slides including Brownells.  I believe he had a couple where the safety plunger hole was cut too deep, and one slide was warped.  Tread carefully with aftermarket slides because the dimensions aren't going to be true to Glock spec because nobody knows their TDP for tolerances.

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Thanks, gents. My intended use is for a training pistol in a Safariland ALS holster and platform for my first RMR (also currently unfunded). I think the holster will be fairly forgiving as long as the locking mechanism lines up properly on the slide. I also thought the Brownells slide would be an affordable venture into non-standard / custom Glock slides in general. I could try things like the extra serrations and beveled / chamfered edges, mostly out of curiosity, without investing several hundred bucks in custom work. I also just prefer the look of these plain, simple slides without some aftermarket name written down the side or serrations carded into the shape of a company logo.

Just ordered a G17 Gen3 slide from Brownells for myself. Any experiences with that slide? All i read so far was mostly G19 slides.

What I read so far they shouldn't be to shady compared to other aftermarket slides.

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I ordered a Brownells gen 3 Glock 17 slide in July 2018. I forgot I had it up to a couple of days ago. I also had a stripped gen 3 G17 frame. If my wife hadn’t made me clean the garage I may never have found these parts.

I ordered all the parts for the frame and slide from Ike at Big Tex Outdoors and a barrel from Faxon Firearms. Everything was put together in a half an hour or so with no problems. 

I took it to the range this past weekend to shoot a few rounds before I put any sights on it. This slide isn’t cut for an optic. I bought the slide without an optic cut because I had a set of Robbert Vogel’s fiber optic sights that I won at a class of his I took plus I have several other slides cut for optics. 

I just attempted to install the rear sights and found my only issue this far. The sights install easily on a Glock slide but the rear sight channel on the Brownells slide is to tight. Easy fix though. After work I’ll run a file on the back of the rear sight.

Thats really the only issue I have found and that’s not a deal breaker and for sub $200 for the slide I’m not to upset.

Here is a picture with some other guns I shot that day.

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Mine is going back. Tried every combination in my bucket of parts, stole various combos from working guns, etc but the ejection pattern would be best described as "multi-plane, 360 degrees".

Love the front serrations, hopefully the replacement slide is better. 

I picked one up as a proof of concept and just because I wanted to put together a new gun. 

I couldn’t be happier with mine so far. 

I built this as a range toy POC for my eyes and red dots on a pistol. 

I have approximately 1250 rds through it so far. 

Im using a storm lake barrel, factory G34 frame and all Glock parts 

please ignore the awful home brew stippling from ages ago. 

 

Below are some pics from sight in, all the targets are from 25 yards free hand slow fire with AE147. First group was slightly off, second group centered up. 

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Follow up that Brownells got me a replacement slide right quick and...

Same faulty ejection issues. Again, mixing and matching known working lower receivers, extractors, and ejectors.

Ultimately, a Gen 5 ejector retrofitted into a Gen 3 trigger housing fixed the issue. 

Fully functioning and very happy with it now. But be prepared to thoroughly function check and live fire test your parts, as we all know we should before trusting a gun.

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