Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

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Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by jay888 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 pm

Hi everyone,
I just got my pistol back from Dave Salyer and I’m planning to install a beavertail for a more comfortable shooting experience at the range. Is there an after market beavertail safety that I can just drop in without the need to modify the frame? I’ve read that you need a jig and file the tangs if you use Wilson government or S&A 220. Has someone tried egw?

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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by LenV on Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:58 pm

With those grips almost anything would work. The only part that shows is the back of the safety. Only part you can touch also.

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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by james r chapman on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:09 am

Find a duck bill like on the older Gold Cup trophy's.
I don't believe the beaver tail will work with that hammer
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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by Dr.Don on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:37 am

There is a style of beavertail which is drop-in.  It is functional but looks a bit clunky.  Be advised that if you go with a fitted beavertail, proper fitting for best feel and cosmetics requires some blending of the frame, which in turn requires re-finishing.

Also, even the drop-in has to be fitted in terms of proper operation of the safety function.


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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by jglenn21 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:54 am

Believe its wilson who makes the " drop-in" beavertail safety..  

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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by jglenn21 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:58 am

If you ever want to put in a true fit beavertail go with a 220 radius on the SA
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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by Chris Miceli on Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:14 am

just contour the bottom of safety to comfort and grind out the top so you can use commander hammers
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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by james r chapman on Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:37 am

Mil Spec Wide Paddle FACTORY ORIGINAL COLT 1911 & CLONES Grip Safety Matte Black
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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by jay888 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:29 pm

Thanks to all who responded and gave advice.

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Re: Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 beavertail safety

Post by jay888 on Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:42 pm

LenV,

Your Nill XL grip will probably fit better for this type of safety grip. I’ll switch it to your grip next time I go to the range.

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