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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I recently picked up the 10-8 hammer and I've always liked how it paired with the look of Hilton's signature beavertail. Before it was a machined barstock part, Hilton started off modifying regular grip safeties to have the U-shaped scooped at the rear. Originally, it was done to distinguish his...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I was watching a youtube video on a Springfield Armory TRP. The youtuber was explaining that when the manual safety is not activated, the hammer can be pulled back all the way so that it physically touches and deactivates the grip safety and the trigger can be pulled and the pistol will fire...
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    As a part of my sleeper-ish Springfield mil-spec build, I decided to reshape the GI grip safety so it's not as large and obnoxious while keeping a classic look. Here are some pics of my (bad, amateurish, foolhardy) attempt at reshaping the grip safety! I started off with a 10" mill file, then...
  4. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    SPF - This is a stainless Colt rat tail grip safety. It's unfitted and I haven't done anything to it except leave it in the packaging since I got it. $45 shipped and I take paypal f&f or venmo. Thanks for looking!
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    KC custom Wilson/clark style .220 radius grip safety on a Springfield mil-spec. I used an S&A radius jig and started with a 10" mill file, then moved to my #2 Swiss cut files, and did the final stretch with needle files and sharpie. Lots of room for improvement but I think this could have gone...
  6. General 1911 talk
    So I hopped on Ebay the other day and bought what was listed as a Colt duckbill grip safety - for the novelty, not because I'm weird or anything... and what arrived look a little bit different from what I was expecting. Now, I'd heard that the Colt duckbill was based off of a drop-in Chip...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Contemplating what I want for my 40th birthday build, stuck on bobbing a .250 radius beavertail or bobbing a WC drop in (frame still has GI tangs). my question is, does someone already sell a bobbed GS similar to Derr’s or even the one on the Nighthawk reworked Colt govt models? Is there a...
  8. Revolvers
    Yup, S&W Model 42 with a concealed hammer and yup, a grip safety. Pretty damn cool, I couldn't resist.
  9. General 1911 talk
    Hopefully this is the right spot to ask this if not let me know. All of my experience comes from Sig Classic P series - da/sa and the P320. I have participated in some very good training classes and received good one on one reaching with those firearms. When drawing from the holster with the...
  10. General 1911 talk
    Hello, My LB 1911 doesn’t rattle. You can shake it as hard as you can and it doesn’t rattle. HOWEVER, the grip safety can be moved left and right with noticeable wobble (again, only when you move it side to side). Functionally, I know everything is fine but I thought LBs as other semi customs...
  11. 1911 Gear
    So all the grip safeties I am able to find have a large pointed piece sticking out is it possible to have that ground down or do they make them without it like in pic 2 (photoshopped)?
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Put this together in 2013. Caspian slide and frame. Specified the .250 cut. Bought the Ed Brown .250 grip safety. Fantastic gun, I love it except for the ridiculous fit of the frame to grip safety. Is this much mismatch common? What are your thoughts? ( I know, I should have taken care of this...
  13. General 1911 talk
    I’d like to do some light modifications to a blue series 80 govt, going towards the full size commander look like this: I know A smith could notch my current GI grip safety, but it would be easier to buy one and have it installed along with the hammer. Is this the grip safety I want that...
  14. Beginner's Corner
    I am trying to find a 1911 rat-tail style grip safety. Is there a specific area on here I should post a WTB ad? Does anyone know a source where I can find one? And if not, and I have to trim down a GI grip safety, does anyonee know someone who offers that service? Thanks in advance!
  15. Beginner's Corner
    When looking at the options available for Caspian frames, I see that there are a few options for the beavertail. Standard GI, Caspian/Wilson style, and .250 Radius. What are the differences? I plan on purchasing a Jem frame, and I noticed on their site they say they can get a better safety match...
  16. General 1911 talk
    I have just got done doing some work to an old Colt commander, one was adding and blending in a Wilson Combat concealment grip safety. This got me to thinking, why not just remove the arm that blocks that trigger from moving backwards? The GS would still be there and move, however it would not...
  17. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for a stainless rat tail. Anybody got an old one not seeing any use?
  18. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hey guys - thinking of picking up a Wilson bulletproof grip safety. Since I know later springers have the wilson compound radius, would I still need to buy & use the jig to fit it? Or will the fit be close enough or basically drop-in? Hoping this will clean up some of the gap I have on my...
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Blue Series 70 new in package. Bought for a .250 radius pre-cut sti frame. GS said the EB I also supplied worked out better on the pre-cut frame tangs. Arm is not altered. 25 dollars shipped in small flat rate priority box.
  20. General 1911 talk
    i often wonder why there aren't / weren't more 1911 "style" guns offered without grip safeties. Other guns offer cocked and locked goodness without them (CZ, High Power, various SAO Sigs and Beretta). Is it just tradionalist thinking? Does removing a "safety" from an original design open up...
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