Bobtailed 1911s

Why I Don’t Like Bobtailed 1911s

This isn’t a decision I came to lightly. Or very quickly. It took me a few years and lots of shooting experience with a timer to figure this out.


I’ve verified it visually and objectively on the clock. 

Your individual experience may vary.  But when given the choice, I will take a full-size 1911 grip over anything that’s been modified, shortened, bobbed or chopped.

As for value, in my opinion any 1911 with a bobtail is worth less money than one without.




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