Having been the armorer for most of my church. I have found painter's tape to be my best friend. When working on a steel weapon.Finally getting around to replacing the garbage factory sights that came with my Kimber. Replacing with TruGlo high contrast tritium.
I've watched the videos and read the blog posts. I have the sights and a pusher. Any words of advice before I dive in?
Most Paras are double stack so harder for smaller hands to manipulate. Which Para model do you like?That’s one of many reasons I don’t really care for the 1911 frame. I like the Para Ordnance better.
WHERE’S THE AFTER????? F’ing suspense is killing me!!!!!!
Also think it’s funny your hand is too small to grip the entire weapon.
Most Paras are double stack so harder for smaller hands to manipulate. Which Para model do you like?
I love me some 1911s, but have smallish hands, too. I make it work, and Larry Vickers really worked with me on technique.
Yes, that makes sense. The wider grip because of the double-stacked magazines makes it a comfortable pistol for guys with larger hands.
I haven't found one yet but I'm sure they are out there. I had a nice leather holster that of course won't work anymore with the TLR on it. For now I've been using an old Uncle Mike holdster I've had for prob 15-20 years, that wasn't designed for this sight but still works. For now this gun is just my home defense weapon, I don't carry in this state.Good looking set of aiming stakes. That is a nice looking gun - I'm glad to hear it went smooth.
Reading your thread actually got me looking at those TLR-6 light/laser gadgets as well - do you have a good holster that fits well with the TLR-6 mounted?
I have an old $12 Uncle Mikes pancake belt holster that seems to fit ALL my handguns, from the little Ruger LCR to the full size 1911. Great thing, sir, when cheap works well.
A lot of holster manufacturers (particularly those who produce leather holsters) won't touch pistol with a light for that reason. Using a thumb break is a reasonable way around the issue. As blasphemous as it sounds kydex generally is easier to get a retention point on with a light.Ah Ha...
I am pretty sure I have exact same holster in a footlocker somewhere in my gargae - I just dont have an accessory light.
I always thought the thumbreak over the grip safety sucked when trying to draw quickly and since it takes more patience than I posses to get the thumbreak to "fit" snugly across the back of the slide with the hammer back/safety engaged, I pulled the thumbreak off of mine. I used a couple of popsicle sticks to separate the velcro and it pulled right out. I eventually replaced it with a Galco Combat Master - but again - no light: there's no way that a light would shoehorn into the shape molded leather. If I get one of those lights, I may have to dig out that old Uncle Mikes to check out the fit.
A 'sidekick' is a lot better holster than people would give it credit for. It isn't fool proof but it holds a 1911 pretty secure without the thumb break - the problem would be retention if I added a light - I can see that the light elevates the gun enough that NOT having a thumbreak might be a little risky.