1911 Question - Mainspring Housing Styles - Whiich and why?
I don't post often, but I do lurk quite a bit. However, I've finally got a question for which I've been unable to find an answer. I spent a while searching around the forum and on Google, and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, but that may be a personal failing. Either way, allow me to get to the meat and potatoes.
I love 1911's. It was a love affair that began when I was but a wee lad and shot my father's 1911, which was his father's 1911... Well, I've got my own now -a stainless Springfield Champion. Been enjoying it for a few years and since I've found some nice holsters (a Kholster and a PK Black Ops Pro,) it makes a wonderful carry piece, but I find the butt prints a bit too much for my liking. Before I picked this up (for a song I might add,) I had fondled a DW CBOB. That bob-tail was something else. I've been wanting, ever since then, to bob mine. A local gunsmith will do it for me - I just need to supply the mainspring housing of my choice... This is where your valued opinions will come in!
For those of you that carry your 1911, bobbed or not, what is your favorite style of mainspring housing? Checkered, snakeskin, chain-link, smooth... other, and why?
I'm wanting a MSH with a good bit of 'bite,' but not enough to snag or chew up my shirts. Snakeskin MSH's look cool, but will they provide me more grip?
All I know is that my Springfield has a MSH with vertical lines that doesn't offer the kind of grip I want.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thanks for your responses! :smile: