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Post by Sheriff1962 on 10/15/2019, 12:21 am

Does anyone  feels that beavertail grip safety helps them in timed and rapid fire stages? Compared to std grip safety.

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Post by Steve B on 10/15/2019, 7:56 am

I find it to be more comfortable to shoot.

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Post by Sheriff1962 on 10/15/2019, 11:43 am

You find that it makes a difference MORE when You have to shoot faster stages ? Or it is more comfortable in general?

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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/15/2019, 12:08 pm

I shoot both GI configuration and beavertail. Makes no difference to me. The brand of beavertail makes a slight difference on actual gains of higher gripping. I don't like higher gripping because it starts angling the grip in your hand. In otherwords your fingers start angling down unnaturally.
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Post by Jack H on 10/15/2019, 12:09 pm

Chasing leg points some time back with real hardball, I developed a callous and sometimes would have bleeding from the standard tail.  I miss the good old days.
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Post by LenV on 10/15/2019, 12:24 pm

I was looking at the scars on my hand from the "good old days." Yep, those were good memories.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/15/2019, 1:43 pm

Most of those good ol' days guns had long frames that were not blended to the GI grip safety. Easy fix and no torn up hands. When I started shooting BE again I borrowed a 45 for a 2700 state championship. Guy brought an old Colt ballgun with 230gr HB. Bastard wanted to make sure he won LOL. Tore me up bad.....never again.
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Post by DA/SA on 10/15/2019, 1:46 pm

I hated 1911's when I shot right handed, now I shoot left handed and like them! No more sore thumb knuckle from the thumb safety.  Smile

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Post by LenV on 10/15/2019, 2:08 pm

Jon, For me it was all hammer bite. My hands are large enough that without the Beavertail to hold the fleshy part down I get/got hit a lot. I'm not really holding it too high. I'm at the same time holding it too low. Very Happy
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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/15/2019, 3:31 pm

DA/SA wrote:I hated 1911's when I shot right handed, now I shoot left handed and like them! No more sore thumb knuckle from the thumb safety.  Smile

I blend the thumb safety as well!
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Post by Sheriff1962 on 10/15/2019, 3:36 pm

A lot of information.   With me, I just started to notice better scores in timed and rapid WITH guns that have high cut beavertail  ( Les Baer for example).  At 50 , slowfire , its makes no difference.   Beavertail or not.

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Post by 45ACP223 on 10/15/2019, 6:36 pm

I guess I'm not a good enough shooter.  I can't tell a difference in scores or comfort.   I shoot an old Caspian built BE 45 with the standard GI grip.  I shoot Hardball with a Kimber with a beavertail.   The beavertail looks sexy, and perhaps the lighter commander hammer gets the gun back in battery a hair quicker.
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Post by Deerspy on 10/15/2019, 10:32 pm

I am going to put a beavertail high grip on my Foster frame with Nelson 22 be cause I shoot better scores with My 45 RO with beavertail. I think it helps with A higher hold.

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