Just installed AS Glock 34 slide for my KSC Glock(obviously 34) and Dytac night sights.
Ok my glock was metal slide version from www.gunsnguys.com. It had this crappy taiwanese made metal slide. The AS slide I bought is this one: http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airs...il?prodID=25471
1. The weight of AS slide: 90g.
The weight of ###### die-casted original slide: 90g.
*No performance gain there. Both slides are identical weight.
2. The weight of outerbarrel came with AS slide:28g.
Theweight of outerbarrel came with ###### die-casted original slide: 66g.
3. The finish on AS slide is noticeably better than the original one. Anodised matt black finish.(True black. Not gray-ish like PGC Glock slide or Blue-ish like SD slide) The paint is quite strong. I'd say stronger than Shooter's Design and equal PGC/Pro-Win.
4. I hate the finish on the outerbarrel. It's kinda like matt-metalic silver finish that makes it looks toyish. Especially when I have OD frame on it. They should have made it either in poished(not painted) or plain jane black. Also rifling effect is also kinda half-hearted attempt. Nothing to compare to others such as Nova, SD, PGC, PDI's.
5. Fitment needs modification as expected. It was required to file the each sides and top of the railing on the frame and the strike side of hammer.
6. Outerbarrel is very slightly bigger than the original one. The AS one won't even insert into empty orignal slide. It gets stuck due to chamber width. The original metal barrel fits on AS slide fine, slight side-to-side movement. It may affect accuracy. Will find out when I have chance.
7. Innerbore of AS outerbarrel is not as tight as original outerbarrel. Need slightly bigger Oring to stabilise innerbarrel.
8. Shoots more smoothly with AS slide + Original outerbarrel combo. AS outerbarrel is prolly just too big. I get noticeably weaker blowback with AS outerbarrel due to the tolerance being maybe too tight for average green gas users with standard hammer groups/components.
9. The slide stop notch cut on AS slide is sharper than original slide. No more "automatic slide release" when reloading the magazine. (Slide releases itself when you slam in the new magazine due to shallow angle cut on slide catch area on the original slide)
10. Due to this be a bit careful using the slide release.
- Performance gains and any improved gas efficiency? : Absolutely none.
- More pleasing to look? : Hecks yeah.
- Worth the cost: If you have plastic slide, then yes. If you already have taiwanese metal slide(With trademarks), probably not, unless you can't stand the visual of it anymore like I have.
*Dytac night sights.
- Paint finish is kinda weak.(disappointment.) It's metal. Aluminium and appears to be casted.(and not well done)
- Fitting on AS slide needed filing on dovetail section. I filed the sights instead.
- The illuminious dots are bright enough for what it is. It's nothing like Trijicon's. So let's not compare it.
- The front sight fits like TM style.(thank god.) Fixed by screw at the bottom.
- Rear sight is friction fit. So filing too much on the dovetail will be epic fail. I made it very tight fit.
- Aiming section/cut on rear sight is bit too shallow and too wide. Kinda like rear sight blade for hicapa 5.1 by SD. I might put back the original adjustable one when I have time. I like it better TBH.
- Worth it? Nah, not for what I paid for. If it were around 10USD or less, than yes.