bobbed tail 1911 ???????

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    bobbed tail 1911 ???????

    I'm gonna get teased about this but I don't care LOL . What is the purpose of the bobbed tail 1911 ? What purpose does cotting off the backstrap & frame ? I know alot of people like them I just don't see why they do it ? Is it a issue of weight ? Please when you're done laughing at my dumb question give me an answer . Thanks

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    Reduces printing.

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    More comfortably fits the average hand.

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    The biggest snag point on a concealed 1911 is the corner of the grip. With a bobtail, that sharp edge isn't there to snag your cover garment.
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    From the Ed Brown Website:

    BobtailTMHousing
    A unique, patent-pending modification to your Government Model frame that transforms it into a Round-Butt pistol. It consists of a specially manufactured housing and frame modification. The BobtailTM removes a full " of excess metal from the bottom rear of the gun, where the mainspring housing pin is located. This not only reduces the weight, but solves two well-known problems of carrying a 1911. First, it drastically increases comfort during carry. There is no sharp butt to poke you in the ribs. Second, it increases concealment during carry, because the hardest thing to conceal on a 1911 style pistol has always been the sharp, projecting butt.

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    Essentially, it makes it conceal like an officer's model while still keeping the magazine capacity of a full size grip.

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    Thanks for the answer to my questions I appreciate it . It was simple and makes alot of sense thanks again

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    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....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 45MINK View Post
    Thanks for the answer to my questions I appreciate it . It was simple and makes alot of sense thanks again
    I had no idea either.............

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    The bob-tails feel great to me, I had a Kobra Karry, didn't find it any easier to conceal than my standard 1911, but I've carried 1911s a long time and could just be use to it. What I did not like at all about the bob-tail, was ejecting the magazine, it would hit me in the palm and not clear the pistol without repositioning the weapon in my hand.
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    Not only does it help with printing, but for me, it completely eliminated the problem of the corner digging into my ribs. It's SO comfortable to carry now, you can literally forget it's with you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    From the Ed Brown Website: BobtailTMHousing
    A unique, patent-pending modification to your Government Model frame that transforms it into a Round-Butt pistol. It consists of a specially manufactured housing and frame modification. The BobtailTM removes a full " of excess metal from the bottom rear of the gun, where the mainspring housing pin is located. This not only reduces the weight, but solves two well-known problems of carrying a 1911. First, it drastically increases comfort during carry. There is no sharp butt to poke you in the ribs. Second, it increases concealment during carry, because the hardest thing to conceal on a 1911 style pistol has always been the sharp, projecting butt.

    Interesting. Does it reduce printing enough to rival an officer frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raytracer View Post
    Essentially, it makes it conceal like an officer's model while still keeping the magazine capacity of a full size grip.

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    Does it rival the officer?? I think an officer would still print less since it's typically .4 to .5 inch shorter. Anyone have both care to advise?

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    In a canted holster it does rival the Officer. Between the angle of the holster and the removal of 1/2" of the back corner of the grip, they're virtually the same. The front of the grip does not print. The bobtail uses an Officer MS, so the rear length is nearly the same.
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