To Bob or Not To Bob

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    Thinking about bobbing my Springfield Loaded Champion. Any thoughts? My concern is the impact on my grip.
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    Re: To Bob or Not To Bob

    Most of your grip is coming from your thumb and middle finger so I don't think that will be a big issue. What may change is you natural point of aim. Before you bob, I would try to find a sample gun and see how it fits your hand.

    For me a bobtailed gun nestles right in on my lower palm allmost like its resting on a shelf.


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    I very much like the Bobtail 1911. If you want to know what it (kinda') feels like, Go grab a Kahr T9. Or a FN High Power with thin grips. It really doesn't change your grip feel too much (if you're already using a flat mainspring housing), it just takes that pointy end off the rear grip to make it less likely to print during concealed carry.
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    Shouldn't be a problem. I've had both conventional grip and bobbed, I personally like the bobbed. Seems to conceal a little easier without the sharper edge. Look around and see if anyone in your area has a Kimber or Dan Wesson bobbed model to check the feel.
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    I've only shot one bobbed 1911, but it was accurate and very comfortable to shoot.

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    ah, I see. When I first saw the thread title I thought it was talking about me.
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    My Kimber super carry pro comes with a curved backstrap already and that was a big selling point to me. Carrying would be easier with a bob was well.

    Personally I don't like 1911's with that pointed backstrap.
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