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    strangely were not seeing too many pimped-out hi=points!?
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    For some reason it's hard to sell bling for a gun when said gun costs less than what you would have to charge for the bling... That and if/when ya have to send it back for a rebuild under the lifetime warranty, they remove all the crap and send back a stock gun. But ya do get a free extra mag with the rebuild!

    However, customizing HiPoints in a DIY manner is pretty popular, possibly because if ya do screw up the gun you aren't out a whole lot, and the factory will usually still fix it under warranty. I hear putting a skull sticker on them is popular!

    Oh, and I forgot, if your PimpGun has a lanyard loop on it, you MUST hang something from it! The Asian Pimps like colorful scarves or tassles, although a huge gaudy earring or necklace dangly is acceptable for most everyone else.

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    Glad my 1911a1with lanyard is only used to contain the pistol and to open the occasional beer!LOL

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    # 1 question -- is there any way to improve the trigger pull on a hi-piont? LOL!

    supposed to be 6lbs but it feels lie 20 lbs over jagged rocks no less! i can't hit the EARTH with this thing!
    maybe more CHROME will help?

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    I wanted one of the nifty "snakeskin" scaled backstraps for my 1911, but all of the fancy patterns were for the flat backstraps only. I guess they are easier to cut than the arched.

    My eyes say the flat strap loops better, but my hand says the arched works better. Dang.

    There being bupkis for a fancy arched strap, I went with the traditional vertical grooves.


    My other peeve is the grip safety. Yes, if you don't hold a Government Model correctly the slide might bite you. Did it to me a couple of times when I first got a 1911, then I learned how to hold it. But I could see the point for a beavertail... except they've grown larger and curlier over the years, like the tail fins on '50s land yachts. That, and the giant breadbox-shaped knob at the bottom, that's supposed to make sure your hand depresses the safety all the way. I've never encountered that, and can't quite imagine any hold on a 1911 that wouldn't depress the grip safety, unless it's some kind of sideways-MTV thing.

    You can still buy safeties without the breadbox, but I didn't want a giant beavertail that was actually longer than the freakin' hammer, so I had to cut it down to a reasonable size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    I wanted one of the nifty "snakeskin" scaled backstraps for my 1911, but all of the fancy patterns were for the flat backstraps only. I guess they are easier to cut than the arched.

    My eyes say the flat strap loops better, but my hand says the arched works better. Dang.

    There being bupkis for a fancy arched strap, I went with the traditional vertical grooves.

    My other peeve is the grip safety. Yes, if you don't hold a Government Model correctly the slide might bite you. Did it to me a couple of times when I first got a 1911, then I learned how to hold it. But I could see the point for a beavertail... except they've grown larger and curlier over the years, like the tail fins on '50s land yachts. That, and the giant breadbox-shaped knob at the bottom, that's supposed to make sure your hand depresses the safety all the way. I've never encountered that, and can't quite imagine any hold on a 1911 that wouldn't depress the grip safety, unless it's some kind of sideways-MTV thing.

    You can still buy safeties without the breadbox, but I didn't want a giant beavertail that was actually longer than the freakin' hammer, so I had to cut it down to a reasonable size.
    Never had a slide on a 1911 bite me, but the hammer sure does pinch ya with my meaty webbing there! The beavertails I prefer are the Ed Brown plain models. They use the commander style hammer and have a pocket in them to accept said hammer, allowing a higher grip and reduced muzzle flip. Couple that with a removal of metal under the triggerguard and you can get a pretty high grip on them.

    If ya like arched, make your own checkered one. I forget the LPI, but the checkering file I used to use was the same spacing, one set of lines is already cut on yours!

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