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Post by DeweyHales 12/22/2013, 8:25 pm

The web of my hand is large enough that it gets tenderized when I shoot my 1911 ball gun. Can the edges of the hammer be rounded ever so slightly and remain legal?

In my first leg match, I borrowed a 1911 ball gun and shot Remington factory loads. After the thirty shots, I had to return the gun fairly bloody. Since then, I have shot an M9 almost exclusively. I'd like to use the 1911 for a while if possible. Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions. 


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Post by Wes Lorenz 12/22/2013, 10:24 pm

Wow...........that's what I call "Earning It"!

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Post by Rob Kovach 12/22/2013, 11:09 pm

Yes, there is some material that can be removed without becoming illegal.  There was a recent thread about this, but I can't remember what it was called...
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Post by CR10X 12/23/2013, 7:57 am

Dewey:  Don't know if you have tried, but I moved my thumb position from on / above the safety lever to below it and positioned parallel to the gun.  This kept the "meat" between the thumb for forefinger from bunching up as much and reduced the hammer bite.  Depending on hand size, this might help. Seemed kinda strange at the time, but actually reduced the influence of the thumb on the grip / gun since it did not have as much leverage. 
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Post by DavidR 12/23/2013, 10:54 am

Just grind it away on the bottom side till at full rearward travel it doesnt contact the grip safety and you will be good and legal.
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Post by Jack H 12/23/2013, 12:25 pm

Try mounting the gun by curling your hand in from underneath
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Post by Rob Kovach 12/23/2013, 2:37 pm

Dewey,

Can you take a picture of your Hardball 1911 with it zoomed in on the hammer and grip safety while the slide is locked back?

My primary .45 has GI safety and hammer and I've never been bit.  I have some ideas on where to take off some material that might help.
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Post by DeweyHales 12/23/2013, 5:11 pm

Found the prior thread.

Thanks for the help, guys. 
 
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Post by jerry lehrer 1/8/2014, 8:46 pm

When I first started using a ball gun, I put a Band-Aid on my hand at the point of contact. BEFORE shooting.  Never had a problem after that.

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