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What is the deal with the different slides? There are some slides that are different if you look at the QA and the AS.


QA:
http://www.waltheramerica.com/webap...angId=-1&parent_category_rn=43803&isFirearm=Y

AS:
http://www.waltheramerica.com/webap...angId=-1&parent_category_rn=43803&isFirearm=Y


I really want to get an AS, but I dont like the slide in the above pic. I like the slide thats on the QA, and have seen that slide on the AS model before. Whats the deal? I have searched but couldnt find a topic about the slides. Thank you all in advance.

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Not a problem The different slides are 9mm and 40 caliber. If you get the 9mm you will have the same slide as the QA above, except it will have a large decocker button.

I own both, and the 40 would grow on you, but I do like the original slide as well. Hope that helps.
 

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That was my guess as well. Just remember to get your FFL to get the newer version of the pistol, as there are many brand new older versions floating around.
I will do that, I really thank you all for your input. Everything I have heard about you guys is true. I have heard that you all are class A gentlemen and its true, I look forward to posts with all of you:cool:

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The .40S&W slide is a little heavier (that area missing the milling on the front of the slide).

They did this so that thye could use the same recoil spring assemblies for both guns. Why? I have no idea, it seems like it would be cheaper to have one slide made and buy two different spring weights, but hey what do I know?
 

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If you look at the 9mm slide, the "flats" on the 9mm are not milled but ground. If you look closely the grain is going from top to bottom and in "straight" lines. So my guess would be that the .40S&W slide is cheaper and less time consuming to make then the 9mm slide.
The recoils assembly is put together at Walther... not sure who makes the rod assembly and the spring itself... but they are not preassembled.
The rod is at room temperature then the spring is put on and compressed and the "plug" that holds the spring on the rod is in a "heated" waterbath and then gets put onto the rod.
 
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