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Big_Drunk
06-21-2010, 07:46
I recently read a post where a GTer stated that he has many Bobbed 1911's but carries a 5" 1911 w/o bob.

What do you think? For those 1911 carriers who use or have used bobbed frames, does it make a significant difference?

faawrenchbndr
06-21-2010, 07:58
I believe it makes a difference.

ArmoryDoc
06-21-2010, 07:59
I've never carried a Bob'ed frame but visually it ruins the lines of a 1911. JMO.

Hokie1911
06-21-2010, 08:03
I've never carried a Bob'ed frame but visually it ruins the lines of a 1911. JMO.

Different strokes for different folks I guess. :thumbsup:

I would say that about rails and billboards. Visually, it ruins the lines of a 1911.

ArmoryDoc
06-21-2010, 08:07
Different strokes for different folks I guess. :thumbsup:

I would say that about rails and billboards. Visually, it ruins the lines of a 1911.

I completely agree with that. :wavey:

drc767
06-21-2010, 08:18
All the aesthetic and line changing arguments aside, it makes a pretty significant difference for a ccw pistol. A 5" Bobtailed 1911 is virtually impossible to detect in a good, quality IWB rig. A full grip is pretty pointed and tends to push a shirt out a bit toward the back when bending forward, where as you do not have that issue with a BT frame. A rounded butt makes a pretty good difference, but the Bobtail makes a big difference. Are they pretty to look at compared to a full grip 1911? Not really, but they are functional as hell for a working pistol if you don't want to print.

Monte#2
06-21-2010, 08:20
I've never carried a Bob'ed frame but visually it ruins the lines of a 1911. JMO.

Different strokes for different folks I guess. :thumbsup:

Ditto!

I would say that about rails and billboards. Visually, it ruins the lines of a 1911.

...and ditto!

Quack
06-21-2010, 10:09
It also depends on the persons size. I have carried a non-bobbed 1911, but the bob does 2 things for me.
1. I don't get poked in the ribs with a bobbed 1911
2. The bobbed grip prints less.

If I'm not carrying my Kobra Carry, then I'm carrying my EMP, which is an Officer size.

HAIL CAESAR
06-21-2010, 10:24
Oh, good gravy.

All this about ruining lines.....:rofl:

It is a modification that makes the gun much easier to carry all day, everyday. Which is what a lot more than most people do.

If you ( the OP) actually use and carry the gun I think you will love the BOB. It is not much use for sitting in your safe as you safe has no ribs to poke and the safe will not print with a non-Bob'ed gun when your safe bents over.

Rinspeed
06-21-2010, 10:29
I'd rather spend the money on primers and powder myself.

Quack
06-21-2010, 10:33
i think that beavertail's, commander hammer's, Novak or BoMar sights, magwell's, extended safeties, and lower/flared ejection ports ruin the line's as well :whistling:

Hokie1911
06-21-2010, 10:54
i think that beavertail's, commander hammer's, Novak or BoMar sights, magwell's, extended safeties, and lower/flared ejection ports ruin the line's as well :whistling:

...and flat triggers. :puking:

Quack
06-21-2010, 10:55
flat trigger's match the rear vertical serrations :tongueout:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_3093.jpg

Ruggles
06-21-2010, 10:58
Not big on the look issue myself but I understand why folks are.

I have a Kobra Carry with the bobtail of course. I do not think it does much as far as concealment but it helps just a little I guess. I do like the way it feels in my hand as it sits different than the traditional grip.

Than being said my last two 1911 (both Wilsons) that I have ordered have not had the Bobtail even though it is a option that can be ordered. It was not an issue if it was worth the price or not it is just not something I feel is that great an addition IMO. Had it been a free upgrade I would not have gotten it.

I guess I am talking out both sides of my mouth but overall I think they are an OK addition but not something that is an overwhelmingly great addition to a 1911.

If you can try one out before you order a bobtail or have one done on a current gun IMO.

Hokie1911
06-21-2010, 10:58
flat trigger's match the rear vertical serrations :tongueout:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_3093.jpg

Yeah OK...Mr "Funtion Over Form". :rofl:

Ruggles
06-21-2010, 10:59
flat trigger's match the rear vertical serrations :tongueout:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_3093.jpg

Sweet looking 1911!

Quack
06-21-2010, 11:00
Thanks,

It might be going to Drake Oldham to get chopped up ;)

Hokie1911
06-21-2010, 11:04
Thanks,

It might be going to Drake Oldham to get chopped up ;)

I was lurking on his site when I got home last night. What are you thinking about having him do to it?

Quack
06-21-2010, 11:06
Yeah OK...Mr "Funtion Over Form". :rofl:

the function part is that it is more comfy for me to shoot.

now you're one to talk getting the barrel deep crowned :tongueout:

and the price for that magwell just went up to $100 :rofl:

Quack
06-21-2010, 11:07
I was lurking on his site when I got home last night. What are you thinking about having him do to it?

a lot. he has a few projects going right now, so he probably won't be able to get to mine until the end of the year.

Hokie1911
06-21-2010, 11:11
the function part is that it is more comfy for me to shoot.

now you're one to talk getting the barrel deep crowned :tongueout:

and the price for that magwell just went up to $100 :rofl:


I wasn't the one that made that bold statement. I like form AND function.

LOL good luck getting payment on that later. :rofl:

RMTactical
06-21-2010, 13:14
I like the bob, for feel, look, and concealment. I think it is important for CCW but not critical. In short, I prefer it, but it's not usually a deal breaker.

MD357
06-21-2010, 13:20
I've never carried a Bob'ed frame but visually it ruins the lines of a 1911. JMO.

+1!! We can't having folks defending their lives and looking bad. One must only carry classic looking 1911s with pearl grips. :whistling:

sjones
06-21-2010, 13:29
What no one has said,who does the work and how much is it? sj

El_Ron1
06-21-2010, 14:49
Make sure you get the biggest, longest beaver tail to go along with the bob. :cool:

remat
06-21-2010, 21:19
To be honest I have been disappointed with the difference it makes carrying. OWB none. IWB a little. I have seen folks say it makes it as concealable as a short frame (Officers). I do not agree. Saying that however, I think that they look cool :supergrin:

D-Ric902
06-22-2010, 23:47
I like bobed and railed
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/PistolDynamicsXO002.jpg?t=1277271788

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/PistolDynamicsXO4-19-10003.jpg?t=1277271829
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/IMG_1082.jpg?t=1277271904
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/008.jpg?t=1277272046

jtkimber45
06-23-2010, 00:02
I could care less about looks, as long as it works. That being said, I don't like how the bob feels in my hand. It seems to change the way the pistol "Points" for me. I am sticking with the regular grip on my 1911's.

HAIL CAESAR
06-23-2010, 08:53
I could care less about looks, as long as it works. That being said, I don't like how the bob feels in my hand. It seems to change the way the pistol "Points" for me. I am sticking with the regular grip on my 1911's.

You sir,are trying to interject logic, reasoning, actual user needs and usage.

Please never do that again......:rofl:

















:wavey:

Quack
06-23-2010, 11:08
You sir,are trying to interject logic, reasoning, actual user needs and usage.

Please never do that again......:rofl:

:wavey:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

CMG
06-23-2010, 11:29
I recently read a post where a GTer stated that he has many Bobbed 1911's but carries a 5" 1911 w/o bob.

What do you think? For those 1911 carriers who use or have used bobbed frames, does it make a significant difference?

There is a slight conceal-ability advantage, but they don't feel right to my hand and don't look right to my eye, so I don't own any with the Ed Brown style bob-tail conversions.