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Old 01-12-2014, 05:44 PM   #51
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I own a RIA tactical 9mm, I do not use any digits from my left, off, hand to press the grip safety. The "bump" on a grip safety does not effect the length of the grip safety. I am pretty sure the bump is in place for "muscle memory" and to encourage the proper grip with the strong hand.
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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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Have you ever changed the main spring housing or added a mag well to a 1911? The bump you are referring to has no bearing on the length of the grip safety.

As previously stated, to install a garden variety beaver tail on a GI model requires grinding on the frame where the grip safety pivots, but not where it meets the mainspring housing. A little filing, maybe.
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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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you have no clue as to what your are talking about. the extra ledge on the grip safety of the tactical version is called a memory bump. to help guide the web of the hand into grip of the pistol consistently. nothing about the grip safety is about shooting with the off hand. how do you engage the grip safety with your off hand? rather apparent you don't know very much about 1911's.

here are pictures of two 1911 grip safeties. the first is the plainer version without the memory bump and the second with a higher beavertail and the memory bump.
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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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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.
Ah, I see. That clears things up.
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Finally got my Commander this past week! Haven't got to shoot it yet because of the blizzard that hit and work. Hopefully taking her out tomorrow to shoot.

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Paid for my Commander today. Was doing a layaway thing but got anxious and wanted to just pay for it. Will be here Friday.


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