Seems I can only go so long before I have to carry my 1911...

Seems I can only go so long before I have to carry my 1911...

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    Seems I can only go so long before I have to carry my 1911...

    This is a 1911 I built some years ago. Some of you have seen this before, but some of the noobie 1911 fans might enjoy seeing it. I have to carry it every now and then.

    As you will see it is a very customized gun, the primary customization is the beavertail is separated from the grip safety and silver soldered to the frame. The grip safety works as normal.

    I did this mod to help reduce the grip safety trigger blocks I and others have experienced with the thumb-riding-the-safety grip.

    Anyway, no matter what new-fangled-high-speed-low-drag gun I'm carrying, I can only go so long before I can no longer resist succumbing to the spell of the 1911.



    Here's a pic of the beavertail and grip safety separated and the beavertail has been fitted and silver soldered (Very high tensile strength silver solder - requires Oxy-accet) to the frame.

    That's a normal grip safety beside the separated one just for reference:


    Here's a rear view:


    And the finished gun from the rear:
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    Great seeing that fine pistola again Tangle.

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    I had new seen a mod like that. Neat. Thanks!
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    very nice Caspian 1911!!! they are excellent custom made guns.
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    Great idea and fine lookin' 1911. My question is.... has the web of your strong hand ever been bitten between the beavertail and the grip safety when you release?

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    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Great seeing that fine pistola again Tangle.
    That means a lot coming from a skilled, talented craftsman such as yourself!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1911PKR View Post
    Great idea and fine lookin' 1911. My question is.... has the web of your strong hand ever been bitten between the beavertail and the grip safety when you release?
    Thanks and good question. The 'seam' is too small for skin to get in.
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    Beautiful 1911. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for posting your 1911.I really enjoyed looking at that beavertail.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Nice gun!
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    Wow, very nice 1911. I'm very new to the platform and don't know much at all about the intricacies regarding the style of pistol, but I do know that I shoot way better with my Kimber than any other pistol I own. I've pretty much decided to allocate all my future purchases to be focused on the various 1911 style of pistols. I'm not real interested in spending two grand on any pistol, but for a quality 1911, I can see me getting pretty close for one along the lines of the one in your picture.

    My next one will most likely be the commander size. I had a Colt Officers ACP years ago when I was to young to appreciate it. I'm very happy with my Ultra, but after a couple of trips the GS, I've figured out that the longer sight radius isn't any more difficult to conceal than my 3" Kimber. Oh well, my inventory isn't any worse off from the purchase and it's basically sold me on the 1911 and
    what the platform offers.

    Again nice pistol! I bet it shoots a good as it looks.

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    Very nice pistola, and I can see why you have the timely urge to bring it along.
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    What a hottie! Love is a beautiful thing! Very nice!
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    Nice custom job,but it can't be to old,I see the slide has front serrations!

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    That needs to be carried at least some of the time. To nice to sit in the safe.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Great looking pistol, Tangle.
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