I did this, how did I do?

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    I did this, how did I do?

    Hopefully this is the correct forum....

    I changed the grip safety on my Colt Ghost.

    This started as a Wilson Combat drop in beavertail grip safety for a Colt Gov.

    I ground the tail off with a grinder then sanded it rough, then fine sanded and polished.

    I wanted a grip safety with no tail.
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    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    Nice job. Now, prepare yourself for major palm web bite.
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    I think I left just enough on the bottom to prevent that, I hope so.
    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    I owned a Colt Delta Gold Cup years ago (I'm still kicking myself for selling it) and I got major hammer bite off it. It had a grip safety that looked just like this. I hope you are not going to have that problem.

    If I knew what I know now I would have just gotten a beaver tail put on it and been very happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    I think I left just enough on the bottom to prevent that, I hope so.
    At discharge, recoil will work your grip up higher until the hammer comes in contact with your palm web. Unless you change out the hammer (or the grip safety), you're gonna get bitten.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    I'll shoot it tomorrow and let everyone know.
    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    I'll shoot it tomorrow and let everyone know.
    Sounds good. Good Luck. I really hope it works out for you.!
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    I put 16 rounds through it today with no hammer bite.

    My cousin put 15 rounds through it with....hammer bite.

    Works for me but too little for some I guess.
    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    Looks good, if this is a carry piece I wouldn't sweat it. At the range you can keep adjusting your grip to prevent the bite and in a self defense situation it will be a non issue.

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    As long as it works for you. That is what counts. If you are not getting hammer bite then you (obviously) don't need a tail.

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    Well done. It is good that it works for you.
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    Glad it worked out for you.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Looks good, be careful!
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