From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bart Bobbitt)
Subject: Re: Colt .45 [how to check slide?]
Organization: Hewlett-Packard Fort Collins Site
Mark J. Mollere (email@example.com) wrote:
: Is it possible to determine if the slide mechanism on a Colt .45 will
Take the slide to a metallurgy lab and have it magnafluxed for both internal
and external flaws. If there are no flaws, it should not break.
One did some years ago at a pistol match. Seems the woman using an M1911
had handloads with some double- and triple-charged powder in them. One
drove the slide back so hard, it broke the front off and it came back in
her face. She died instantly, the coroner said.