Magwell and/or Magwell grips for a bobtail

Discussion in 'Competition 1911's' started by OlympicFox, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. OlympicFox

    OlympicFox Active Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    I just had Springfield Custom Shop bobtail the frame on my Springfield Trophy Match - which BTW I really love. The Trophy Match originally came with a magwell, which was lost in the process. Since I use this gun in IDPA competition, I'd like to have a magwell - or something resembling a magwell such as G10 grips that extend below the frame.


    Here's some before and after photos that might help:


    Springfield 1911-A1 'Trophy Match' IMG_3007_800.jpg


    Wearing the SA TRP G10 grips I use in competition, modified by me.


    Wearing the OEM Cocobolo grips modified by SA.


    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Looks great! I like the wood grips the best.

  3. OlympicFox

    OlympicFox Active Member

    Dec 15, 2011


    I normally like wood grips best, too, but the G10 grips are sooooo much easier to modify for competition as you can see in these additional photos. Also, the black G10 grips can be very dramatic when I play with the lighting and camera settings. Note how dramatic the next image is compared to the 'normal' photo below it. Both photos show how deeply my mag release cutout is - a 5 minute project with G10.

    FYI, I also started polishing the slide flats yesterday. It's a work in progress thing since there's still some OEM brushed S/S marks showing, plus this gun is a competition gun - no safe queen - so keeping it looking sharp will no doubt take some effort.



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  4. OlympicFox

    OlympicFox Active Member

    Dec 15, 2011
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