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Arched vs: Flat Main Spring Housing

ExCdnSoldierInTx

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Perhaps I don't have enough "nuance" to know the difference, but 1911s are the hand guns I shoot the most (by a large margin) and I cannot say that I have a definite preference.

I also cannot say I have shot them back-to-back for an "official" comparison. Hmmm????

I'll get back to you next week when weather and work let's me try that out a bit. Great thread!
I can’t seriously see what type of hand would fit the arched backstrap. It’s just plain uncomfortable. Every one I buy gets immediately changed over.
 

hueyville

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Flat, flat and flat again. Have several arched in my spare parts box from "deals" that came with arched. Now I go ahead and buy my mainspring housings with magwell funnel integrated as it's one less thing to add or file the frame and really works well.
 

Wildcat

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Tried arched, once.
With a classic, spur hammer and grip safety.....the gun bit me. Sooo that didn't last very long.

I do have an arched MSH in a 2011 and its a non-issue; beavertail grip safety though.
 
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