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Old 11-30-2012, 10:41 PM   #31
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Still think a change in grip will solve the issue
Agreed, but after the years competing, it is uncomfortable for me to change my grip. I put my thumb on the thumb safety, and the only way to do that is with a "high" grip.

The last time I shot a 1911 platformed pistol without the extended grip safety, the web of my hand had blood on the grip, hammer, and all over my hand.

Any time a handgun is uncomfortable to shoot with, accuracy goes down hill in a hurry.
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Agreed, but after the years competing, it is uncomfortable for me to change my grip.
I put my thumb on the thumb safety, and the only way to do that is with a "high" grip.

The last time I shot a 1911 platformed pistol without the extended grip safety, the web of my hand had blood on the grip, hammer, and all over my hand.

Any time a handgun is uncomfortable to shoot with, accuracy goes down hill in a hurry.
Hurts dont it
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Okay, I'll admit that I'm not as young as I use to be.

But hopefully I've covered most of that road of hard knocks.

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Okay, I'll admit that I'm not as young as I use to be.

But hopefully I've covered most of that road of hard knocks.
Same here-
Sadly most of the advice us "oldish" guys give is shaken aside
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Shoot only guns with a beaver tail style grip safety and you will be OK. I have the same problem and own GI style 1911s but can't run 150rds through them. I adhere to the same grip any time as in a self defense situation I want the grip I practice with. Just me though. Still shoot My GI guns just have to be careful of round count.

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If someone insists on gripping the 1911up high, then they either need to bob the hammer a bit, or use a beavertail. Or they can put in a commander hammer and modify the GI style grip safety.

There is a practical and non-cosmetic reason for doing this work, for those who think a beavertail is just for looks. Getting a higher grip gives better control, by putting the bore axis lower in the hand. This reduces muzzle flip, and makes for faster realignment of teh pistol on target, and results in teh ability to make faster follow up shots.

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If someone insists on gripping the 1911up high, then they either need to bob the hammer a bit, or use a beavertail. Or they can put in a commander hammer and modify the GI style grip safety.

There is a practical and non-cosmetic reason for doing this work, for those who think a beavertail is just for looks. Getting a higher grip gives better control, by putting the bore axis lower in the hand. This reduces muzzle flip, and makes for faster realignment of teh pistol on target, and results in teh ability to make faster follow up shots.
Hoss, did you read this?
Somebody has been doing his homework. I give it an "A"!
(Yeah I'm overlooking the spelling of "teh" for "the", but I blame spell checker.)
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This commander hammer was installed on a friend's 1911, then the stock grip safety was modified (Sprayed with primer to keep it from rusting until all the work was done and ready for proper refinishing), then and extended safety fitted. The thumb safety was later recountoured to bring it in a bit closer to the frame.)

He didn't want a beavertail safety fitted, becasue he didn't want the frame altered at all. It is a functional modification and the original stock parts can be put back in.

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Hoss, did you read this?
Somebody has been doing his homework. I give it an "A"!
(Yeah I'm overlooking the spelling of "teh" for "the", but I blame spell checker.)
Yeah- He added too & said it much better than me
In that pic thats the same GS i had on one- From a Colt Elite i think?
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I always have to go back and fix my "the". Somehow my fingers always get out of order on the "h" and "e" keys. Sometimes I miss one before I hit send.

Or sometimes two or three.

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