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Old 10-05-2010, 03:13 PM   #11
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I prefer the arched.
When I got my Springer loaded I swapped out the MSH for an arched lanyard loop MSH from a GI.
The flat ones don't feel bad to me, but the arched feels more natural to me.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #12
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I haven't tried the arched,yet!

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:48 PM   #13
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I haven't tried the arched,yet!
Cuz you a fanboy now
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #14
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Does not matter to me, I can adjust my grip for either and shoot the same with either...good or bad.
Of course you can Jack, but the rest of us are mere untalented mortals...
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Do you know the story why JM Browning went to the arched MSH with the new, in 1924, M1911A1?

The Army used the M1911 primarily in their mounted calvary units and were experiencing consistent low hits. When the Army went to Browning for the "fix" request of the M1911 on that list was change the sights to improve point of aim.

Well Browning knew there was nothing wrong with the sights and ingeniously arched the MSH (back strap) forcing the shooter's hand higher and raising the muzzle. Of course the Army was pleased with the improved sights. (Can you say ergonomics?)

Here's another bit of trivia. Do you know why Browning changed the "long" trigger to the "short" trigger on the M1911A1? Because mounted calvary wear gloves. Gloves were also the reason for the finger clearance cutouts in the frame behind the trigger. The sharp edge was wearing the glove's trigger finger and blistering the shooter's booger hook.

Now here's the real question. Why do most 1911s built today have a flat MSH?

Besides the obvious "cheaper-to-build" reason, (less material and plastic sticking out on the back strap would revel its cheapness with nicks and scratches found in plastic's exposure.) we don't shoot from horses today. And if you do, get an arched MSH!

I prefer the arched MSH because I started shooting a M1911A1.

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My 1911s have flat mainspring housings; my HP does not. I actually prefer the feel of the 1911s a little more than the HP.

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I prefer the flat MSH. I can shoot just as poorly with either.

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I like the arched because I have kind of big hands and every little bit helps.

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my colt new agent is flat my springfield 1911-A1, series 70, and ithaca all have arched. it doesnt make a real difference to me. i havent noticed any pro or con one over the other.

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Old 10-12-2010, 02:02 AM   #20
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Every single one of my 1911s either came stock with a arched mainspring or i added it. IMO flat ones are just down right uncomfortable. Plus with the arched i get a much better grip on the gun.

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