Living the High-(Ride) Life

Apr 30, 2017 | 0 comments

The highly popular wide grip safety—commonly known as a beavertail—enables a shooter to place their dominant hand as high on the grip frame as possible, which results in less of a “moment arm” (the perpendicular distance from an axis to the line of action of a force) so, once fired, the pistol is less affected by the forces of recoil. Therefore, what began as a comfort-based enhancement, lent itself to a much more practical purpose with multiple dividends.
Why choose to install a high-ride beavertail at this stage of my build? In their book “The M1911 Complete Assembly Guide,” authors Walt …read more