When designing the MR918 slides, we again focused on recoil control and manipulation under stress. All MR918 slides include front and rear directional serrations. These serrations are very aggressive in the direction of pull (toward the shooter), but offer almost no resistance in the opposite direction (away from the shooter). This gives your hands total control during fast manipulations, but reduces the friction of the slide against your holster during the draw. The serrations also sit in a shallow “pocket” on the slide. This makes the slide feel thinner and easier to grasp.
Our barrels are machined from 416R stainless steel, conventionally rifled 1-10 in., and concentricity checked. The lug geometry and barrel hood fit is slightly tighter than a conventional barrel, but not enough to compromise reliability. The barrels feature a spiral fluting pattern that improves the evacuation of debris in rugged conditions and reduces barrel weight. When mated with our slide, the Shadow Barrel sets a new accuracy bar in this class of pistol.
The MR918 features our flat-faced trigger and proprietary trigger bar. Combined with a TTI connector, the trigger consistently gives a 4-4.5 lbs trigger pull using a stock weight striker spring for consistent ignition. The trigger features slightly reduced take-up, but not enough to compromise internal safeties or threat management under stress. This is a carry safe trigger that leaves all drop safeties operational.
The MR918 comes equipped with metal sights featuring a solid black rear and a high-visibility green outline tritium front. By day, the green outline is nearly as bright as a fiber optic and draws your eye to the front sight. At night, the glowing tritium dot gives a solid index point for quick, accurate shots at close range.