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Old 05-24-2018, 01:51 AM
Redcoat3340 Redcoat3340 is offline
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A New Sight and Rubber Band for my PT1911

My last 1911 was a Norinco that I sold years and years ago. I have avoided owning any .45acps until recently, until I tried out a Sig 220 and fell in love with the big bullet all over again.

So I bought that Sig; and a Shield in .45 for pocket carry; and S&W 4566 'cause I got a thing for 3rd Gen Smiths; and a Sig 245 for concealed but not pocket carry.

And then I kinda ran out of 9mms to sell to fund the 45s. Except for an older Pt1911, which was the lowest price "value" .45 at my LGS and I dipped into the penny jar and just bought it...'cause how can anyone own 45s without a 1911?

So I just ordered a HiViz FO for the front end and went rummaging in my desk drawer for a stout rubber band to tie down the grip safety (I just couldn't get my hand on it right to hold it comfortably. I figure I shoot my Hi Powers without a grip safety, what's the big deal shooting a 1911 without one?)

I hope to have it to the range tomorrow (before I mount the sight) and I'll post a range report after that. (Mine is dated from 2012, isn't anywhere near "new" looking and we'll see how i shoots.) Wish me luck.
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:58 AM
Martensite Martensite is offline
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If you permanently want to disable the grip safety and don't want a rubber band in your way, take the grip safety out and file down the tip of the safety arm to where it doesn't contact the rear of the trigger bow anymore. Easy-Peasy!

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Old 05-24-2018, 09:15 AM
Jim Watson Jim Watson is offline
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Yes but kind of permanent and hurting the resale value.
A piece of buffer or other little wedge between the bottom prongs of the grip safety and the mainspring housing will hold the grip safety down invisibly and removably.
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