Originally Posted by Doc3402
I'm curious about something you recommended. Why do you think the beaver tail is a desired feature? I agree with your sight comment, and I can understand the reasoning. To me the beaver tail makes the 1911 harder to conceal. Do you consider it a safety or operation improvement? Thanks.
I'll tell you why I want it. Because it makes the pistol much more comfortable to shoot. A long time ago when I was looking to get my first pistol, one of the pistols I tried was a Colt government 1911 (no beavertail). I found it very uncomfortable. The web between my finger and thumb got sore very quickly. I didn't buy it.
Not too long afterwards, I had the opportunity to shoot a Springfield with a beavertail. It felt like an entirely different gun. Needless to say, my 1911 has a beavertail on it, and I could shoot that all day long with no fatigue.