ATI M1911 .45 acp...??

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  1. T. Bone

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    Grip safety dug up my right hand...??
     
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    What exactly are you asking or wanting to know?
     

  3. T. Bone

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    Sorry New to forum's. I just got a M1911 by ATI. I have large hands the trigger safety is digging into my hand. I wondered if there was a way to fix the problem. Also it doesn't have a traditional beaver tail end , this one is short. New to 1911s. Any info would be great. Thank you...
     
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    I have an ATI with a 4 inch barrel and I have no problems with it digging into my hand, but then I do not have large hands. I do not know of anything that can be done with the gun, possibly a good gunsmith could smooth out the sharp edges. In the meantime, you might want to invest in some shooting gloves.
     
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    Short beaver tails are normal, the extended tails are an addition

    The safety can be smoothed out easily with several different tools to make it more comfortable.
    Just make sure you do not take it down too much.
     
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    Yes , about the gloves.! I have a pair just didn't where , my ring finger is about a 13-14 gauge to give you a idea of my hand size ( used to hit the heavy bag.!!! ) . I have the same problem with my Smith and Wesson .357 revolver , that I know it the grips.. this M1911 digs in between my left thumb and forefinger. I wondered if they made a longer upward sweeping beaver tail grip safety (after market.?) , that would fit well. Anyone with trial and error advice. Thank you very much ttys...
     
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    There's a whole world of aftermarket parts for 1911's. Brownell's, Wilson Combat, Ed Brown etc.

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    I did this Springfield a few years ago, the beavertail and mag well are Ed Brown
     
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  8. T. Bone

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    Thank you I wasn't sure if a larger aftermarket tail would help or be in the way. As far as shortening the end , I believe it would be worse. Thank you again for the information...

    Also as far as size , my M&P shield .40 is comfortable. It's just that 1911 tail end that digs perfectly into my hand...
     
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    I do think an oversize beaver tail will help with that problem.
     
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    I think it will help.
    Brownells ( www.brownells.com ) sells drop in replacement beavertail
    grip safetys. They also sell several brands that require gunsmith fitting. Take your pick.
     
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    Thank you for your service and happy veterans day...

    Gdmoody mentioned that that's how 1911s originally came. I think I'm going to go with the glove idea. It's not my daily carry , so I believe that I will keep it original. Thank you for your information if I decide to go that route...
     
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    You can increase the grip size on your 1911 by doing the
    following: Long or extra long trigger and an arched mainspring housing.
     
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    IMG_20171111_1450309_rewind.jpg IMG_20171111_1450309_rewind.jpg that's where it's hitting my paw...
     
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    Shooter45 has it right. Get a drop in Beavertail.
     
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    Thank you , it seems like the length is ok , but it almost seems to curve downwards instead of a upward sweep. Thanks again it's not a antique or even a collector gun. If I start with a new tail , I'm probably going to go all out. Skeltonize hammer trigger and so on. Thank you...