Ive read a lot about how 1911s can give you a "hammer pinch" in the webbing of your thumb, and index finger. How common is this? Is there any way I can prevent this without a beavertail safety? Does anyone here shoot a 1911 w/o a beavertail safety?
Two of my Government Models have the beavertail.
No problems there. One I just recently aquired was a stock model. I took it out to shoot it and got "bit".After a few mags fulls,Ill had raw spot right between the thumb and trigger finger in the web of my hand.
You can only tell by trying it. It dosent look like it would hapen to me, but it does. Your hands might be small enough that you dont need one.
In any case, before you spend the money for a beavertail, shoot the gun first.
I think there is such a thing as an extended grip safety - not a beavertail type - that has a longer tail so the web of the hand can't get into the pinch area.
You might try King's, they may have it. If not, and this is more trouble, cost, and time, but you could have a competent gunsmith weld or silver solder enough of an extention on the tail to keep you hand out of harm's way.
I get the bite myself, not only does it hurt, it makes me anticipate.
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