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To BOB or not to BOB...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Big_Drunk, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Big_Drunk

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    I recently read a post where a GTer stated that he has many Bobbed 1911's but carries a 5" 1911 w/o bob.

    What do you think? For those 1911 carriers who use or have used bobbed frames, does it make a significant difference?
     
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  3. ArmoryDoc

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    I've never carried a Bob'ed frame but visually it ruins the lines of a 1911. JMO.
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    Different strokes for different folks I guess. :thumbsup:

    I would say that about rails and billboards. Visually, it ruins the lines of a 1911.
     
  5. ArmoryDoc

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    I completely agree with that. :wavey:
     
  6. drc767

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    All the aesthetic and line changing arguments aside, it makes a pretty significant difference for a ccw pistol. A 5" Bobtailed 1911 is virtually impossible to detect in a good, quality IWB rig. A full grip is pretty pointed and tends to push a shirt out a bit toward the back when bending forward, where as you do not have that issue with a BT frame. A rounded butt makes a pretty good difference, but the Bobtail makes a big difference. Are they pretty to look at compared to a full grip 1911? Not really, but they are functional as hell for a working pistol if you don't want to print.
     
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  7. Monte#2

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    ...and ditto!
     
  8. Quack

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    It also depends on the persons size. I have carried a non-bobbed 1911, but the bob does 2 things for me.
    1. I don't get poked in the ribs with a bobbed 1911
    2. The bobbed grip prints less.

    If I'm not carrying my Kobra Carry, then I'm carrying my EMP, which is an Officer size.
     
  9. HAIL CAESAR

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    Oh, good gravy.

    All this about ruining lines.....:rofl:

    It is a modification that makes the gun much easier to carry all day, everyday. Which is what a lot more than most people do.

    If you ( the OP) actually use and carry the gun I think you will love the BOB. It is not much use for sitting in your safe as you safe has no ribs to poke and the safe will not print with a non-Bob'ed gun when your safe bents over.
     
  10. Rinspeed

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    I'd rather spend the money on primers and powder myself.
     
  11. Quack

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    i think that beavertail's, commander hammer's, Novak or BoMar sights, magwell's, extended safeties, and lower/flared ejection ports ruin the line's as well :whistling:
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    ...and flat triggers. :puking:
     
  13. Quack

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    flat trigger's match the rear vertical serrations :tongueout:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Ruggles

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    Not big on the look issue myself but I understand why folks are.

    I have a Kobra Carry with the bobtail of course. I do not think it does much as far as concealment but it helps just a little I guess. I do like the way it feels in my hand as it sits different than the traditional grip.

    Than being said my last two 1911 (both Wilsons) that I have ordered have not had the Bobtail even though it is a option that can be ordered. It was not an issue if it was worth the price or not it is just not something I feel is that great an addition IMO. Had it been a free upgrade I would not have gotten it.

    I guess I am talking out both sides of my mouth but overall I think they are an OK addition but not something that is an overwhelmingly great addition to a 1911.

    If you can try one out before you order a bobtail or have one done on a current gun IMO.
     
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  15. Hokie1911

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    Yeah OK...Mr "Funtion Over Form". :rofl:
     
  16. Ruggles

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    Sweet looking 1911!
     
  17. Quack

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    Thanks,

    It might be going to Drake Oldham to get chopped up ;)
     
  18. Hokie1911

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    I was lurking on his site when I got home last night. What are you thinking about having him do to it?
     
  19. Quack

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    the function part is that it is more comfy for me to shoot.

    now you're one to talk getting the barrel deep crowned :tongueout:

    and the price for that magwell just went up to $100 :rofl:
     
  20. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    a lot. he has a few projects going right now, so he probably won't be able to get to mine until the end of the year.