Looking for a Better Grip Safety

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Looking for a Better Grip Safety

Post by Tim:H11 on 3/2/2017, 7:34 pm

I'm not sure I like the grip safety on my Springfield RO. The "speed bump" or "memory bump" (how ever you refer to it) sticks out too far and I would like to find one that fits more flush when its depressed. 

Any suggestions? Maybe one thats a cross between a mil spec and an extended beavertail?
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Re: Looking for a Better Grip Safety

Post by Chris Miceli on 3/2/2017, 7:59 pm

More blending
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Re: Looking for a Better Grip Safety

Post by Tim:H11 on 3/2/2017, 8:00 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:More blending

I'd hate to alter the part. I have no way of refinishing it or having it match.
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Post by Jon Eulette on 3/2/2017, 8:05 pm

If you wanna play with the big boys you gotta grind cut alter blend polish etc. Five time Champ Steve Reiters guns are self altered until he's happy with the pistol. They won't win a beauty contest but they do win matches. Change your grip safety until its right for you then send it off for refinishing. It comes with the territory.
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Post by james r chapman on 3/2/2017, 8:46 pm

that's a lot of grindin' on the Springfield ones...
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Post by dronning on 3/2/2017, 9:01 pm

james r chapman wrote:that's a lot of grindin' on the Springfield ones...

My Les Baer's had a HUGE bump, the biggest I've seen and it left a bid indent in my hand during a match.  Before I started I checked to see if the bump was hollow, it wasn't, then I used a dremel with a drum sander on it and a draw file and went real slow.  On the first one I must of put back in the gun 10 times, on the 2nd one only twice.  When the shape was right I polished it and just used some cold blue to finish up.  Looks great!

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Post by Froneck on 3/3/2017, 6:42 am

Get some good sharp files in course, medium and fine cut. It's slow but less chance of cutting too much. Then some emery paper when it feels good to polish it out then use some of the cold blueing from Brownells. It's great for small parts like the safety and when it wears off it's easy to remove to re-blue it.

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Re: Looking for a Better Grip Safety

Post by willnewton on 3/3/2017, 7:30 am

If it is new to you, you may just need some time with it. Mine felt a bit wierd at first, but the bump "disappeared" after shooting with it for a few weeks.

If I had not gotten used to it, then I would not have hesitated to start hacking away or to simply go buy a new one to customize.

After all, if you are too busy thinking about your safety bump when shooting, you can't think about your trigger!
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Re: Looking for a Better Grip Safety

Post by Skid on 3/3/2017, 12:36 pm

Tim I sent you a PM on this subject for what it's worth hope this helps.
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