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RMTactical
02-04-2011, 17:46
I am sure I am in the minority but I think I prefer the standard grip safety over the beavertail. I dont have very large hands and hammer bite is not an issue for me.

I have just found that when holding my CBOB for prolonged periods of time my hand starts to feel uncomfortable. I don't quite get this when I hold my Springfield Milspec for prolonged periods.

Anyone else feel the same way?

Quack
02-04-2011, 17:58
Arched MSH, memory bump or the bob may be the difference

Navitimer
02-04-2011, 18:34
Nothing wrong with that preference at all my friend. I love the lines of a nice Colt 1911 with the old school grip safety.

FLIPPER 348
02-04-2011, 18:39
Anyone else feel the same way?


ditto, the 1911A1 grip safety did not need any 'improving'

rsxr22
02-04-2011, 18:47
I cant say I agree with you, but people are different

thecableguy
02-04-2011, 19:21
One reason I love the 1911 platform is because parts can easily be changed out to fit your needs. Nothing wrong with liking something different.

RMTactical
02-04-2011, 19:27
Arched MSH, memory bump or the bob may be the difference

I'm not sure that the bob would be the problem since it's the webbing of my hand that gets uncomfortable...

samuse
02-04-2011, 22:18
It's probably the shape of the Ed Brown beavertail. I didn't like it either on my Kobra Carry.

People go overboard with the high grip thing.

Nakanokalronin
02-05-2011, 00:26
Nothing wrong with your choice at all. I use beavertails because I do get hammer bite, I like the slightly higher hold and the more spread out recoil.

MD357
02-05-2011, 00:38
ditto, the 1911A1 grip safety did not need any 'improving'

It did if you like to have a high grip. Which is a better grip IMO.

pistolwrench
02-05-2011, 07:20
If you were 'firing' the pistol, rather than just 'holding' it.......
you would see the advantage of a beavertailed grip safety.
:cool:

FLIPPER 348
02-05-2011, 08:18
The cool thing about 1911s is you can have the features you want.

MajorD
02-05-2011, 08:30
I prefer the regular grip safe too. I hold the gun as high as possible and maybe my hands are small but I have never been bit. I can't physically get my hand high enough to induce hammer bite even if I try to do it on purpose to replicate how it affects other shooters

Agent6-3/8
02-05-2011, 08:35
I've came to appreciate both. My next 1911 however, is going to be a a retro one with spur hammer and G.I. grip safety. The beauty of a classic Government model is unsurpassed, IMO.

MD357
02-05-2011, 08:49
The cool thing about 1911s is you can have the features you want.


Right, Taurus puts a goofy hammer lock on a gun and you say it's ok and talk about how it's handy when you carry it around in your backpack...... someone puts a beavertail on a 1911 and "it didn't need improving."

FLIPPER 348
02-05-2011, 12:26
Are you always such a dick?? ....or is it just here on GT??

GeorgiaRedfish
02-05-2011, 12:33
Are you always such a dick?? ....or is it just here on GT??
Are you always such a sensitive Nancy? ....or is it just here on GT??:whistling:

FLIPPER 348
02-05-2011, 12:33
just here on GT

Nickpisp
02-05-2011, 12:36
Are you always such a sensitive Nancy? ....or is it just here on GT??:whistling:


Nancy is my name when I'm not on the internet, I don't appreciate your comments.

GeorgiaRedfish
02-05-2011, 12:37
Nancy is my name when I'm not on the internet, I don't appreciate your comments.
Unverified.

Nickpisp
02-05-2011, 12:44
Unverified.

Apparently you didn't get the pics I sent...

GeorgiaRedfish
02-05-2011, 12:46
Apparently you didn't get the pics I sent...
:wow:



I'll pm you my home address and personal e-mail.:supergrin:

GVFlyer
02-05-2011, 12:54
I prefer the beavertail grip safety as most of the standard safeties bite me. My Remington R1 is an exception, so I retained the original safety on it.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/GVFlyer/xm813/RemiR1.jpg?t=1296935230

On my Gold Cup, I tried two different standard safeties before having Colt fit a beavertail safety to the gun.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/GVFlyer/xm813/ColtGCT.jpg?t=1296935399

Greyhoundman
02-05-2011, 13:55
I prefer the BT safety since I get bit pretty badly with a GI safety.

BuckyP
02-05-2011, 16:04
I am sure I am in the minority but I think I prefer the standard grip safety over the beavertail. I dont have very large hands and hammer bite is not an issue for me.

I have just found that when holding my CBOB for prolonged periods of time my hand starts to feel uncomfortable. I don't quite get this when I hold my Springfield Milspec for prolonged periods.

Anyone else feel the same way?

Question for you, do you ride the thumb safety when you shoot? When riding the thumb safety on a gun with milspec style "tang", I get bit and pinched all over. However, the original setup does seem less prone to "reverse activation" (pulling the safety in the wrong direction) than the beavertail style safeties.

Either way, it's good to have choices!

BuckyP
02-05-2011, 16:06
It's probably the shape of the Ed Brown beavertail. I didn't like it either on my Kobra Carry.

People go overboard with the high grip thing.

Yeah, I'm glad you got rid of that piece of junk!
:supergrin::wavey::embarassed:

faawrenchbndr
02-05-2011, 16:33
I like both,.........:supergrin:

Jason D
02-05-2011, 16:48
I prefer a gun with GI components myself.
I hate the beavertails that have the bump on them.
They happen to hit a nerve or something in my hand every time they are fired, causing great pain.