Originally Posted by Andy M.
I will believe you if you tell me these are all the same basic pistol with mods though you couldn't prove it by me. I assume the black superstructure is a sight. Then there's the extension on the front and the knurled knob near the back. New trigger, slide, etc. New finish. Lots of holes. Please take a minute to explain the changes.
The parts I used off the original are the slide, frame and guide rod (which you can't see). Everything else is different.
That extended piece is a compensator (or muzzle brake) to reduce recoil. And yes, that's a red dot optic. And because of the optic the knob goes where the rear sight used to be to pull the slide back more easily because you can't really grab the slide anymore. And the holes/porting are put in to lighten it back up, plus they look cool
I've got a friend with a machine shop in his basement that did that. I polished the slide just to give it more of a two-tone look.
Google or youtube "race gun" and you'll see some crazy stuff. They are built to shoot fast in competition. I just wanted a plinker. Plus it kept me out of trouble for a few weeks