bobbed tail 1911 ???????

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    Makes a beautiful designed weapon look stupid IMHO. The theory is to reduce "printing". As you can tell I'm not a big fan of bobtail 1911's.
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    Bob-tailed, makes the grip feel great and it helps reduce the printing also. The grip is akin to a round butt revolver in feel. In my opinion, it makes a very nice looking weapon even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    As you can tell I'm not a big fan of bobtail 1911's.
    Our old Airborne friend still has a lanyard loop on his 1911!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Our old Airborne friend still has a lanyard loop on his 1911!
    With the lanyard still attached

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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Don't shoot me for this, but I like the why Kimber smoothes their Bob out.

    It's a bit rounded, too bad it's a kimber....
    S&W has a new couple of rounded bobtail 1911s coming out that look tasty, if you can tolerate an external extractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellyscraper View Post



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    I have been doing bobtails for a long time. Typically S&W's. And their external extractor works wonderfully. It is long enough to get the job done. The bobtail creates a more ergonomic grip for some hands (I said SOME) and does carry a bit easier. And the one thing that a lot of people don't talk about is that it comes up to level point more rapidly than a standard grip. The way the bobtail nests into the palm of the hand cants the gun just a bit more forward naturally and for most people comes up to dead level "point" a lot quicker and easier. This is not true of everyone perhaps but try it if you have a standard 1911 and a bob. AND it helps the gun fit smaller hands (ladies) much better. There must be a lot of people out there that like them because I do a lot of them. On top of what is for sale from Ed Brown, Kimber, Nighthawk, Dan Wesson, etc.. I guess the problem with a lot of them is the cost. I can do a bob on an existing gun that you have for a LOT less than one of the semi-customs cost. Most of the cost is the refinish of the frame and not the part or labor. And if you want a light Commander size 1911 with a Scandium frame and no external extractor, then we can talk. I have a S&W frame with a Caspian slide that eliminates the external for sale. ;). I think that the S&W Scandium Commander with a bob job is just about the ultimate carry gun. Unless you have the money for a Titanium Caspian frame. And that is what I have been working on for myself for a LONG time. It will be a full custom Caspian Titaninium Commander dual barrel shooting 9MM, 38 Super and 9X23. Hot Damn!!

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    For me, I have small hands so it fits my hands a bit nicer than a standard frame. I don't mind shooting a regular frame 1911 but that little extra cut-off feels better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    The bobtail uses an Officer MS, so the rear length is nearly the same.
    Technically, "the distance between the MSH pin and the top of the MSH is the same", a bobtailed grip on a Government or Commander sized is still the same length as an unbobbed.

    :)

    I'm guessing that the old grunt also likes the arched MSH better?

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    MSH and the bobtail. Here is the deal

    The actual spring and plunger used in the Ed Brown main spring housing is from an officer type MSH. The overall length of the bobtail MSH is the same as a regular commander/government size. The extra "length" of the MSH is in the bobtail piece on the MSH. So the bobtail uses officer guts and pin hole with the taper of the bob taking up the rest of the length. You can rest assured that Ed Brown is making lots of money either on the parts, converting guns or selling them already bobbed. I am just glad that they allowed the MSH to be used in the aftermarket and not on their own proprietary guns. To our advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Our old Airborne friend still has a lanyard loop on his 1911!
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