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Author Topic: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?  (Read 179 times)

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Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:00:54 AM »

I've got a Gen2 preban Glock 19 that I would like to set up for an RMR.  I could either have the slide milled or go for an an aftermarket slide set up for an RMR.  Any input from those who have done either or both?  Any recommendations for aftermarket slides or ones to avoid?  Any feedback on Alpha Wolf Slides?  TIA  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 07:24:21 AM »
I've been using Brownell's RMR cut slides on my P80s.  They aren't the the most attractive, but work great for me. 



I think having a slide milled would probably depend on your reddot.  If you are running something other then a RMR or Vortex, you might need a slide cut.
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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 09:37:43 AM »
Killshot precision...  zach does awesome work. his rrm cut has all the correct notches and roundness.........very reasonable....

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login     out of bristol ( also lets you trade in your slides )

if you would like to see any of his stuff, i have quite a few. also, seems the better quality guys like only using original glock slides, to much variation in some aftermarket stuff. I personally will never use lone wolf slides/barrels ever again.
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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 11:47:24 AM »
NOT a fan of Lone Wolf products.

Rather than having the slide cut on my pre-ban G17, I went with a Brownell's RMR cut slide and used OE Glock parts.  VERY satisfied!

I wanted to be able to put the G17 back to "original" condition in case I decided to trade or sell it.

Also picked up a really inexpensive RTF G17 frame and put the Glock slide & barrel on it.

Two G17's are better than one  ;D

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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 04:51:10 PM »
Thanks for the info.  Any feedback on Battle Werx LLC in Durham?
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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 04:55:49 PM »
Seen a few reviews about then ruining slides and not taking care of problems....
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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 05:47:38 PM »
I used Battlewerx a few months ago. Did a great job on my g45 slide milled for RMR. Thomas the owner is real nice guy to work with. Going back again soon, for another.

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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 05:59:10 PM »
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Thanks for the info.  Any feedback on Battle Werx LLC in Durham?

I have a G17 with one of their slides and it works great.  I also have a Saurez that I like a little better.

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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 07:25:11 PM »
I have the Brownels RMR milled slide and I like it a lot.  The RMR sits nice and low with no adapter plates.  Sometimes they are on sale for less that $200.

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Re: Mill a slide for an RMR or buy an aftermarket slide?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 08:09:28 PM »
If the rmr cut is done perfect and you can get a rmr cover that also fits perfect.....
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