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Remember, the slide is cast on the little Colt. Many (including myself) will no quote the job due to the propensity of porosity and sand holes in these particular guns. Do a close inspection of your slide and frame, many of these defects can be seen on the surface. I would go with a tenon instead of a dovetail. It will minimize the risk. The other issue is if one "buggers up" the job, you will not find a replacement.

Here is a dovetail with fiber optic that I recently did on an Officers Model (forged slide) for a customer:

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