August 1st, 2005 11:28 PM
What Was The Name? 1911 Parts Question
This is going back a ways.
Take a stroll down memory lane & give me a name for this part.
What was the name of the company that made it OR the name of the actual product?
Cut To The Chase QKShooter!
OK! Read Carefully...I'm describing it as best as I can.
It was a one piece backstrap (Sold As An Aftermarket Part) for the Colt 1911 style pistols.
It was the Mainspring Housing & then smoothly and Completely ELIMINATED the Grip Safety & then went on further up to prevent hammer bite by providing a beavertail.
I'm guessing it was machined cast Blackened Aluminum.
I'm guessing that it "ceased production" for liability reasons since it elininated one safety feature AKA the Grip Safety.
Anybody know what I'm talking about? Anybody Remember It?
I don't think it was available for more than a few years.
I could be wrong about that though.
August 2nd, 2005 06:28 AM
Before my Time . I'd Like to see a pick though
August 2nd, 2005 06:42 AM
Try www.pistolsmith.com forum,
ask Austin Behlert in the "....and the early days of pistolsmithing.
Betcha get an answere!
August 2nd, 2005 11:34 AM
I dont think I have a grip safety on my Glock...whats that...?? ;)
August 2nd, 2005 11:56 AM
So this part basically turns the 1911 into a .45 ACP caliber BHP?
August 2nd, 2005 02:17 PM
August 2nd, 2005 02:39 PM
I once heard that early model autopistols used to come with pins to permanently bypass the grip safeties. Boy you wouldn't see that any more.
August 2nd, 2005 03:10 PM
1943 - 2009
Not only autopistols, but the grip safety equipped Smith & Wesson models 40 and 42 Centennial revolvers came with a factory supplied pin to be used to deactivate the safety.
Originally Posted by Euclidean
(See the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Supica & Nahas, pages 154-155).
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
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