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Who here prefers this setup? I just had one installed on my 10mm RIA 1911 & I have to say, I like it. The point of the grip bottom, with a flat MSH, has always dug into my hand. That is now alleviated. Also, it seems to have made the transition from my glocks not nearly as noticeable.This message has been edited. Last edited by: hudr,
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It's strictly a personal preference, hand fit thing. Use whatever works for you.
All of my 1911's have/have had the flat MSH. Never had an issue with it. Points better for my hand/grip. If I had to use the arched, the world would not end. Just a minor adjustment. Been shooting 1911's since 1972.
One nice thing with the 1911 platform is the ability to tailor it to your needs and preferences.
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Interesting thought. I like the FEEL of the arched, even better than a P225. But I have been competing with flat housings (and ugly Pachmayr wraparound rubber grips) for so long that I would have to work at making the change.
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As several have pointed out it is a personal ergonomic preference. For me I find flat MSH work best although I have one 1911 with an Ed Brown wedge MSH that I stippled along with some other surfaces of this Colt MK IV. It's okay as it isn't as "drastic" as a curved MSH, still....
And no hudr, I've never seen a bobtailed 1911 with a curved MSH. That said I suppose a decent 'smith could come up with something to suit.
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Another arched MSH fan. The first center fire pistol I shot was a USN 1911A1. With its arched MSH and short trigger it fit my hand like it was made for it. I still put short triggers in all my 1911s, but leave them with the flat MSH. Not because I prefer it, but changing it out is a PITA.
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My first ever 1911, a Colt Government Model had an arched MSH, I gave it no thought, sold the gun after owning it for 25 years. Fast forward 15 years later, my two 1911's sport flat MSH's, and I still give the MSH no thought.
Either ones just plain work for me.
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Originally posted by hudr: Who here prefers this setup?
I've always had a flat MSP, along with either a medium or long trigger length, and didn't think anything about it.
Then last year I picked up a 1970s Colt with arched MSH and short trigger. It became my instant favorite. That said, I continue to shoot guns with flat and arched. Not a deal breaker either way, though given my druthers I'll always opt for the arched-short trigger combo.
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