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I think I prefer the standard grip safety

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMTactical, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I am sure I am in the minority but I think I prefer the standard grip safety over the beavertail. I dont have very large hands and hammer bite is not an issue for me.

    I have just found that when holding my CBOB for prolonged periods of time my hand starts to feel uncomfortable. I don't quite get this when I hold my Springfield Milspec for prolonged periods.

    Anyone else feel the same way?
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Arched MSH, memory bump or the bob may be the difference
     


  3. Navitimer

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    Nothing wrong with that preference at all my friend. I love the lines of a nice Colt 1911 with the old school grip safety.
     
  4. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    ditto, the 1911A1 grip safety did not need any 'improving'
     
  5. rsxr22

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    I cant say I agree with you, but people are different
     
  6. One reason I love the 1911 platform is because parts can easily be changed out to fit your needs. Nothing wrong with liking something different.
     
  7. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I'm not sure that the bob would be the problem since it's the webbing of my hand that gets uncomfortable...
     
  8. samuse

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    It's probably the shape of the Ed Brown beavertail. I didn't like it either on my Kobra Carry.

    People go overboard with the high grip thing.
     
  9. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Nothing wrong with your choice at all. I use beavertails because I do get hammer bite, I like the slightly higher hold and the more spread out recoil.
     
  10. MD357

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    It did if you like to have a high grip. Which is a better grip IMO.
     
  11. pistolwrench

    pistolwrench Dremel jockey

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    If you were 'firing' the pistol, rather than just 'holding' it.......
    you would see the advantage of a beavertailed grip safety.
    :cool:
     
  12. FLIPPER 348

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    The cool thing about 1911s is you can have the features you want.
     
  13. MajorD

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    I prefer the regular grip safe too. I hold the gun as high as possible and maybe my hands are small but I have never been bit. I can't physically get my hand high enough to induce hammer bite even if I try to do it on purpose to replicate how it affects other shooters
     
  14. I've came to appreciate both. My next 1911 however, is going to be a a retro one with spur hammer and G.I. grip safety. The beauty of a classic Government model is unsurpassed, IMO.
     
  15. MD357

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    Right, Taurus puts a goofy hammer lock on a gun and you say it's ok and talk about how it's handy when you carry it around in your backpack...... someone puts a beavertail on a 1911 and "it didn't need improving."
     
  16. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    Are you always such a dick?? ....or is it just here on GT??
     
  17. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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    Right behind you...
    Are you always such a sensitive Nancy? ....or is it just here on GT??:whistling:
     
  18. Nickpisp

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    Nancy is my name when I'm not on the internet, I don't appreciate your comments.
     
  19. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

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    Right behind you...
    Unverified.