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Old 01-11-2014, 03:08 PM   #41
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Anxious to hear if you've gotten close to getting the SR1911 yet? I'm hoping to get one still; maybe around tax return time.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

No, I got the SR22 for Chistmas, and am putting away money now for the SR1911. However, now the daughter is pregnant, so the wife has a new cash target. The grandchild due in mid-July. I will get there though, as this cannot cost near as much at once as the wedding did.

The SR22is a sweetheart though.
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No, I got the SR22 for Chistmas, and am putting away money now for the SR1911. However, now the daughter is pregnant, so the wife has a new cash target. The grandchild due in mid-July. I will get there though, as this cannot cost near as much at once as the wedding did.

The SR22is a sweetheart though.
congrats on all accounts!
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The thing that turns me off about the SR1911 is the safety on the backstrap. To fire a handgun accurately you need to maintain a 70/30 grip (70% weak, 30% strong) so your strong hand isn't to busy to smoothly pull the trigger. I would have to borrow a Ruger 1911 for a few weeks to make sure the grip safety won't bite me on the ass. Lots of 1911's have a grip safety but the lever is much longer so you can squeeze it with your off hand.

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The thing that turns me off about the SR1911 is the safety on the backstrap. To fire a handgun accurately you need to maintain a 70/30 grip (70% weak, 30% strong) so your strong hand isn't to busy to smoothly pull the trigger. I would have to borrow a Ruger 1911 for a few weeks to make sure the grip safety won't bite me on the ass. Lots of 1911's have a grip safety but the lever is much longer so you can squeeze it with your off hand.
What? all 1911's have a grip safety. and how in the world do you squeeze the grip safety with your off hand?

have you ever shot a 1911? have you ever even held a 1911? apparently not!
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Yeah, I don't like grip safeties either. But if you're going to get a new 1911 you're not going to find one. I like the 1911 platform so I just buck up and deal with it.

However, I thought that original 1911s did not have grip safeties.

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Lots of 1911's have a grip safety but the lever is much longer so you can squeeze it with your off hand.
If this were true, grip safeties would not be interchangeable with minor fitting. With the exception of converting a GI model to accept a beaver tail, that takes a lot of grinding.

If it does not have a grip safety, that pistol is not a true 1911.
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Yeah, I don't like grip safeties either. But if you're going to get a new 1911 you're not going to find one. I like the 1911 platform so I just buck up and deal with it.

However, I thought that original 1911s did not have grip safeties.
IIRC, they were added at the request of the Army and Browning added it in and it has been used ever since. IIRC, the reason the Army wanted the grip safety had something to do with the calvary as they were still horse mounted in the very early 1900's.
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However, I thought that original 1911s did not have grip safeties.
The Colt 1903 did not have a grip safety.

From what I have read there were some designs submitted for testing without a grip safety, prototypes if you will. But when the M1911 was approved by the military and production began, it included a grip safety.
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Luger submitted a .45 ACP with a grip safety. I think the Grip safety was mandatory in order to bid.

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If this were true, grip safeties would not be interchangeable with minor fitting. With the exception of converting a GI model to accept a beaver tail, that takes a lot of grinding.

If it does not have a grip safety, that pistol is not a true 1911.
There are so many 1911's of various models I have a hard time believing one grip safety fits them all with just a little filing.

Here are two RIA 9mm 1911's. You can see the tactical model is designed for the shooter to engage the grip safety with his off hand.




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