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1911 shooting grip

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by CodyK, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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    Sigh.
    It's so simple. But, if you don't know, you don't know.
    I guarantee I could have Cam running these things flawlessly.
    It can't be written though.
     


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  2. CodyK

    CodyK Member

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    I’m gonna post a pic of the beaver tail and my grip. 14a5cb6b0c763524bba8901b6336e86e.jpg 1072f373705a3045a232bc1e147e3649.jpg


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  3. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    I know... I know. I'll get it after the first of the year. Money = Christmas right now.
     
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  4. AZ Refugee

    AZ Refugee Active Member TGT Supporter

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    What you are calling a "Beaver Tail" is really just a standard GI grip safety. The "Beaver Tail" grip safety is extended and offers a little more protection from hammer bite. Adjust your grip and that will help some, or have a gunsmith install a combat or extended grip safety and or change out the hammer to a commander style.
     
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  5. Army 1911

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    Just grind a couple tenths of the hammer spur.
     
  6. TheMailMan

    TheMailMan Well-Known

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    Just how large are your hands?

    I notice your pinky finger is not all on the grip. I shoot a lot of 1911 pistols and have never had that problem on a full size 1911.
     
  7. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Note that his middle finger is nowhere near the bottom of the trigger guard. I'm thinking that in the process of taking the picture, he let his grip slip down a bit.
     
  8. CodyK

    CodyK Member

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    They’re pretty big, but I when I took the pic I was just concerned with showing where on the grip safety I place my hand. I do know that when I’m holding most guns my pinky ends up on the bottom of the magazine.


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  9. OLDVET

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    Go on the internet and buy yourself an aftermarket extended grip safety.
    In the early days of the 1911, many guys had the same problem you mention. The grip safety was extended on the 1911A1 model to cut down on this problem. At least the hammer is not "biting" the top of your hand. That hurts.
    Most 1911A1 parts are interchangeable. You might have to massage the extended grip safety to achieve the fit you desire. If you are not comfortable working on a 1911A1, take it to a gunsmith.
    You have learned an important lesson. You get what you pay for. I have never seen a 1911A1 that did not work. Some just work better than others.
    In my opinion Springfield makes the best quality 1911s for the price than any of the other manufacturers.
     
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  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    It took me a long time, but
    I discovered what causes my issues.

    Being a lefty, I just need to keep my finger from hitting the button on the right side of the slide
     


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