This is a discussion on Remington 1911 R1 "Range Report" within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by zacii +1 on the McCormick mags. Get ya some decent mags and that will probably cure your problem. I use McCormicks and ...
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Here's my RIA compact with the beavertail right from the factory.Between the beavertail and the shortened hammer, it's a real dream to shoot.
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
- G. K. Chesterton
I was looking into getting the little "commander" hammer.
And then a Beaver tail, and some 8 and 10 round Chip McCormick mags. I told myself I was going to leave this thing alone, because I want a "traditional looking" 1911.
Chainman you're killing me with the pictures I have to go buy one now.
While I've fitted a few Wilson "drop-in" beavertails, for the difference in time between fitting one of those and fitting a proper "gunsmith fit" beavertail, I'd just as soon do the latter. Beware claims of "drop in fit," especially with 1911-types and Wilson parts. The first "drop in" kit I ever got from Wilson was a barrel/compensator combo. It did drop in, after approximately 10 hours of my bench time. As others noted, you'll need a new hammer or have to bob yours. I prefer Ed Brown's forged hammers, but Wilsons are good, too. A cheapo way to prevent hammer bite is to replace your hammer with a Commander type and Dremel out a dish in the top of your current grip safety for the hammer rowel to clear. No need for frame cutting, and an easier fitting job than a beavertail. Your setup will then look like the Colt in your post, above.
Hmmm, that is true, I could just get the hammer. Instead of getting a beavertail and a hammer so it fits, just get a hammer that won't bite :)