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Single best custom option over the original 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by itsgottabeapit, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. itsgottabeapit

    itsgottabeapit

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    Added: If we were doing a poll I think beavertail and sights would win out.

    What do you guys think is the best custom development of the 1911? Just a fun topic to get us to think.

    Here are a few things I thought of as examples.

    Ambi safety?
    Ed Brown's Bobtail?
    Maybe Memory groove safety?
    High ride beaver tail?
    G-10 grips?
    Rogers "Bobnose"?...just saw this for the first time this week, really dig it.
    Bull barrel?

    You can answer this anyway you like (Looks, function, ease of carry, etc.)

    For me I have to vote for either the ambi safety or the bobtail for fit and function (being left handed and all). But I REALLY like the "bobnose" that Chuck does too.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010

  2. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  3. bac1023

    bac1023

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  4. itsgottabeapit

    itsgottabeapit

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    In all seriousness I think the hex head grip screws are an excellent improvement that is overlooked. And just about everyone uses them now. So it's a big improvement that's stuck.
     
  5. Beavertail

    3" guns that work. :super-grin:
     
  6. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    NM sights and the arched mainspring housing.
     
  7. ronin.45

    ronin.45

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    I'll go along with the beavertail. I really like not bleeding.

    If we are going with custom additions to modern guns that already had a beavertail then a nice magwell.
     
  8. coverdog

    coverdog Platinum Member

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    Yup...
     
  9. MD357

    MD357

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    Beavertail, golfballing, highcut front strap and 10-8 sights. :supergrin:
     
  10. itsgottabeapit

    itsgottabeapit

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    A big one I didn't even think about speaking of sights. Night Sights!
     
  11. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

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    Probably one of my favorites. Or the Commander itself.
     
  12. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Target sights followed by match barrels.
    The rest I could live without.
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Better sights...































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    "I can't hit the target."


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  14. willis68

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    I would have to agree :cool:
     
  15. hatidua

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    right here
    Best improvement over the 'original'?

    -sights you can actually see! GI sights were/are tiny.

    As for the cosmetic stuff, I don't see much value in most of it.