Suarez International has been making red dot ready slides for the Glock platform since 2011 with tighter tolerances to increase accuracy, reliability, and performance. The Suarez International Slide is made from the same 17-4 aerospace steel we have used since the beginning. It is heat treated to perfection and precision manufactured to more exact tolerances. The front of the slide is angled and contoured for ease of holstering and comfortable carry. The front serrations are ergonomically angled for best use either over or under in adverse conditions without being overdone or ostentatious.
The barrel locking areas at the front and rear of the ejection port are manufactured with greater attention to detail and more exact tolerances for a greater accuracy over the OEM model while still using the factory barrel. When used with a match-quality barrel, accuracy will be increased over what is possible with the same barrel in an OEM factory slide. As well, the smooth internal finish will improve the trigger and feel of the action.
The ejection port on the Suarez Match Slide has been lowered by .100", and contoured to increase the reliable and predictable ejection of spent cases. The "brass to the face" seen in some factory OEM slides is eliminated 100%. Brass is ejected forward and to the side in a repeatable and reliable manner. In fact, in our tests, all ejected brass landed within a 26" circle to the shooters 2 o'clock.
As always, the dovetail for the Trijicon RMR is cut in exacting detail during the manufacturing process. The RMR sits tight in the dovetail, and secured solidly at a center zero point on the slide. To insure reliability, the material removed is a close equivalent in weight to a Trijicon RMR. Thus an RMR-equipped Suarez Slide weighs virtually the same as a standard factory slide, enhancing the reliability factor.
The Suarez Match Slide comes finished in Aqua Terra Plus. Aqua Terra Plus finish is enhanced even further by adding a Teflon (PTFE) composite directly to the nickel matrix. This enhancement is analogous to the old NP3, but harder and more lubrious. A pistol or slide treated with Aqua Terra Plus will likely never need lubrication, making it excellent for those environments where sand and other environmental factors contra-indicate running a "wet" weapon. As wear occurs, new PTFE particles are exposed and self lubrication continues. Even when the inevitable holster wear occurs, it results in only burnishing the AT-Plus finish without ever getting down to the surface metal.
The addition of PTFE particles in Aqua Terra Plus results in a subtle matte metallic grey that is low profile, but still looks fantastic. Perfect for a weapon that is carried and used. Additionally, its an excellent choice for firearms deployed in wet environments where corrosion is a major concern.
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NOTE: All our Suarez Slides come with an insulating plate (insulates the RMR from heat and moisture), correct length RMR screws, and a channel liner installed.
All prices are in USD.