Experimental bobbed grip safety

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by 230gr, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    DISCLAIMER: I don't think this looks great and isn't a 'brag' of any kind. Just sharing for the curious among us. I used the cheapest Colt grip safety MidwayUSA stocked. The major limitations I had here were that I wasn't interested at this point in a refinish so I was really careful and didn't get the contour I want/need. I also wanted to revert back to my beavertail so I didn't do any fitting on the frame.
    Without those concerns I would have and may still, do a full contour of the tangs and safety.


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    needed a bit of clearance on the front side for the hammer to rotate:
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  2. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Not too shabby! Good job, especially for a first attempt.
     

  3. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Interesting......I must ask why, would you want that?

    Just Curious
     
  4. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    well I fit my own beavertail and did a pretty fair job with that so I had some confidence to do this but like I said, not wanting to wreck the beavertail and frame so that I could put it back on, that held me back on this bobbed version.
     
  5. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

    671
    Sep 17, 2011
    Gotcha! Good job. :thumb:

    That is one thing I have yet to tackle....I've done almost all the work on my Colt but still haven't ventured into fitting a Beavertail
     
  6. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    I saw a few pictures and liked what I saw. Plus I've never gotten hammer bit, I have little girly hands and high-gripping never bit me. But it was all just an experiment in curiosity but I tried not to let that curiosity kill me haha
     
  7. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Well I'll say it.... that ain't too shabby. Not too shabby at all...!
     
  8. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Looks pretty good man! What did use for the finish?
     
  9. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice man! Congrats.
     
  10. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    its flat black spray paint
     
  11. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I already said that! :tongueout:
     
  12. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Looks great,....still need to get the Rogers Precision Colt to the range!

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  13. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    that was my inspiration ^
     
  14. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
  15. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I REALLY dig it! You did a GREAT job on this!
     
  16. Jim S.

    Jim S. Evil Capt. Kirk from G.T.

    74
    Aug 25, 2011
    I think it would even look better with a "round" commander style hammer, or a bobbed military styled hammer.
     
  17. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
  18. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

    450
    Aug 23, 2011
    If I kept the bobbed on the gun I'd absolutely replace the hammer with a spur, I'd like a wide spur but that might bite the hand pretty hard. Or a bobbed narrow spur like shown above.
     

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