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Beavertail grip question

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by finz50, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. finz50

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    Bought my first 1911 the other day (SA parkerized Mil-Spec). Took it out this week and got the dreaded hammer bite (ouch!). Looking at adding a beaver tail grip to help keep it from happening again.

    Was looking at a Wilson Drop-In to add to my gun. Found one at MidwayUSA http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=954488. Didn't know if anyone has any experience installing one or not and could maybe answer a few questions I had.

    Do you have to replace the factory spur hammer with the commander hammer? Is it truly a "drop in" part? I have no desire to grind away the frame just to install the grip. Was hoping to pop out a couple of pins and have the new grip installed in 30 minutes or so.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Quack

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    yes, the hammer would need to be replaced. also there will be a gap between the grip safety and the frame. if you use the Wilson grip safety for a Commander, the gap is reduced, but still there.
     

  3. bac1023

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    Yes, the hammer must be replaced to work with a beavertail.



    oops, it looks like Quack beat me to it. :embarrassed:


    ...just like he did with the Remington R1. :rofl:
     
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  4. Quack

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  5. Hokie1911

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    Function > Form. :supergrin:
     
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    then why do you want a new trigger in the Cbob? :tongueout:
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    Why do all of your pistols have flat triggers? :tongueout:
     
  8. Quack

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    because the flat trigger's work better for me.
    also bac1023 is starting to like them too and when he talks, people listen :rofl:

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  9. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    That's funny.

    I do like them actually. I think my favorites though, are the short, solid aluminum triggers, like this one on my Unertl. :)


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    In fact, I ordered the same trigger for my upcoming Morris. :cool:
     
  10. Triggers with no holes and no curves?!

    How gauche! :tongueout:
     
  11. A beavertail grip safety is required on any 1911 I would buy.

    Along with replacing the hammer, the grip safety itself *may* need fitting to your pistol. The tab that blocks trigger movement may need a bit of filing to allow the trigger bow to slide under it when the grip safety is depressed.
     
  12. Tactical black

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    Did you ever find new grips for this one? :dunno:
     
  13. Nestor

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    You can go cheaper than that.

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    It was like $19 or so...
     
  14. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Let us also not forget that the sear would need to be mated to the new hammer.