My wife likes shooting my champion operator more than her Glock 19. Would this make a good first 1911 for her? If so I'm going to solo my g36 to fund a GI for her. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
Because I'm a cheap ass! I'm confused on the hammer bite. How does that occur?Your operator also has a beavertail and a commander hammer--that spur hammer with GI grip safety is a recipe for hammer bite.
Why would you want to go cheap on a weapon for your wife? It's not like it's that much more expensive...
That's a good idea. I can tinker with the gi a bit to my liking. I was wondering how her skin would get in-between the hammer and grip safety.When the slide comes back in recoil, it cocks the hammer by forcing it to rotate down--very, very rapidly.
The spur on the hammer will extend further down than a commander-style hammer; and if one is holding the 1911 in the most efficient--that is, high-handed--hold, the spur will often strike the web between the thumb and trigger finger. It hurts. The beavertail safety and commander-type hammer prevents this.
How about you give HER your operator, and get the GI for yourself...and see how much you like it.
(And I'll bet you want a loaded tut suite...)
The GI doesn't have the extended safety (aka beavertail) that the Loaded, etc have. The web of the hand doesn't get on top of it, the grip safety doesn't extend back far enough to protect it.That's a good idea. I can tinker with the gi a bit to my liking. I was wondering how her skin would get in-between the hammer and grip safety.