Cost of getting a pistol bobbed?

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    Cost of getting a pistol bobbed?

    I'm eyeballing a Kimber Eclipse Custom II 10mm and may want to get it bobbed. What is the usual price range for this service? Am I going to have a hard time finding grips afterwards? I'd like to carry it once in a while and having it bobbed sure would help on my short, fat frame.

    Oh, one last thing. Any advice on a good gunsmith around Tampa?

    Thanks for any input.

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    Not sure about how much it'll cost, but we have a member here who will do a bang up job on it. We love to support our own. You can see his profile here: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...arget1911.html
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    Maybe I'm un-educated, or just inept, but can I take this opportunity to ask; "what is bobbed?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerinWstuff View Post
    Maybe I'm un-educated, or just inept, but can I take this opportunity to ask; "what is bobbed?"
    Adding a bobtail to the grip. Sorry if my verbage is wrong.

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    bobbing a 1911 grip is when they angle cut the bottom rear of the grip and use a bobbed MSH Main spring housing to alleviate the sharp end.It adds a coolness factor and helps in the grip not printing as much
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    bobbing a 1911 grip is when they angle cut the bottom rear of the grip and use a bobbed MSH Main spring housing to alleviate the sharp end.It adds a coolness factor and helps in the grip not printing as much

    I.E.- http://edbrown.com/htmlos.cgi/00347....67286938516846
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    Thanks for the better explanation. I'm looking for the 'helping the printing' factor. Being cooler is a nice addition as well though. I need all the help I can get.

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    Jess at http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...arget1911.html will do one of the best jobs you can get done at a reasonable price in fact its so reasonable i wont post what he quoted me for my 1911 . Only things like unexpected expenses , and gun deals too good to pass up has prevented me from having my gun to him tho lol .

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    And I always thought 'bobbing' was taking the spur off the hammer. Shows what I know. It's good to learn something every day.

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    Please..

    have him post a price. I just fell in love with grips by Esmeralda, let me know before I waste a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    And I always thought 'bobbing' was taking the spur off the hammer. Shows what I know. It's good to learn something every day.
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    I've been wanting this done to my Springer 5" loaded for a while now... I just wish I could find a bobtailed 1911 in person so I can make sure I'm gonna like how it feels in the hand at that point.
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    I just got my Springfield loaded champion back from springfield yesterday. They did an excellent job doing the bobtail I think they charged $200. for it and that included the parts they also did the grips for me. I will post a pic soon it looks great. They did take a little longer than expected but in the end well worth the wait. I would reccomend the custom shop to anyone. Call Deb The # for the custom shop is on the Springfield websight. She will answer all your questions. And yes they work on all 1911's not just Springers.

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    A "bob" is a shortening...Hammers are usually bobbed, followed by frame/grip. ANything you can shorten will help w/ the profile (as well as secks factor).

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