I know the bobtail has been around long enough but it seems like more and more custom and semi-custom 1911s are coming with them standard. I've held a few at my LGS and it just seems like something is missing since there basically is. I don't mind the lack of grip on my Officer/Defender size 1911s but when it comes to a Government model, the full grip should be there. I would say its for concealed carry but I'm seeing them on some pricey examples that I doubt people are shoving into holsters on a daily basis even though I know some carry $3000 1911s everyday. So whats the advantage other than concealed carry? A CCO would be close but I'm wondering if an officer sized frame w/longer dust cover and a Government slide would be more feasible for CCW. I know a few where made this way but I can't think of them off the top of my head. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!