You'd probably be better off just chopping the grip of a Gov't frame. Personally, I'd just have a bobtail done and call it a day.
This is a discussion on 1911 frame and slide sizes - mix and match? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; OD, what you're saying makes me really think that simply mating a gov't frame to an officer slide would work. This is all theoretical for ...
OD, what you're saying makes me really think that simply mating a gov't frame to an officer slide would work. This is all theoretical for me until I get a couple more 1911s of different sizes to really start tinkering, but I would imagine a shorter frame would help concealment in the same way a bobtail can, potentially keeping the better ballistics (marginal or not) and sight radius of the longer barreled-slide.
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