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Jackcamp26

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  1. Thanks for the great informative thread. Convinced my GF to buy a 75B. She got it home yesterday- I tore it down and polished it all up without a single shot out. Made a big difference even though I didnt disassemble the cage. Worked on the accessable parts of the cage without actually taking it apart. Gonna take it out and break it in Sunday. All factory parts. Filed down the hammer feet a bit- Probably gonna take it down some more for a better SA break with stock hammer. If I jack that up, new aftermarket hammer isnt too pricey....
  2. Playing around with it dryfiring, it's just poor trigger control... but I seem to keep the gun much more steady through the trigger pull with a VERY light pressure on the frame with the left thumb. Yeah... Brian may cut it off, or break it for me to fix it! Probably because I have to force my trigger finger so far outward to get the pad of my finger on the trigger, it makes the pull awkward, and I push the gun to the left pulling the trigger. Thanks. Jack that made me take another look at the picture. I can't tell but in the upper pic it look's like the bottom of your trigger finger maybe making ccontact with the trigger guard. Make sure that does not happen. Also on parts to make your trigger finger shorter, you might try the wedge MSH it's for an S_I but can be easily modified to fit a 1911. http://www.dawsonprecision.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=27C0000-1094593472 Also may get some inexpensive grips and try epoxy to build up the right panel some. P.S. I could never run with out my left thumb lightly touching either it just felt weird hanging out in space. I just read the other day that Saul Kirsch builds up his grip with epoxy putty of some sort. I'm REALLY curious to see how thick his grip is. I played around with it- laid my hand flat against the top of the slide... the tip of my middle finger at the bore, the heel of the hand goes all the way to the hammer.... Much longer than most people from what I see of grip pictures. This, as I said, leaves very little "real estate" for the left palm on the grip panel because the fingers of the right hand cover so much of that panel. Doublestacks fit me a lot better, but I live in california... the only 1911 doubles we can get are paras.. Since I sent back the 1911, I only have the 22/45 and an "XD" to play with- though I think you may be right- I might be lightly touching the bottom of the trigger guard with the trigger finger- I'll have to check and work on that when I get the sig back. Doesnt happen on the 22/45 but they're similar.... not the same. Thanks for the input. Jack
  3. Playing around with it dryfiring, it's just poor trigger control... but I seem to keep the gun much more steady through the trigger pull with a VERY light pressure on the frame with the left thumb. Yeah... Brian may cut it off, or break it for me to fix it! Probably because I have to force my trigger finger so far outward to get the pad of my finger on the trigger, it makes the pull awkward, and I push the gun to the left pulling the trigger. I just dry fired that 22/45 pictured above, with red dot, and very light aftermarket trigger.... I get zero side to side movement. I think so far, its because this backward stretching of my trigger finger on the sig. Once I get it back from service, I'll hit the range, try the bill drills and experiment with the grip- I just wanted to be sure I was on the "right track". Thanks. Jack
  4. Great info everyone- I really appreciate you taking the time. Here is a pic of my ruger 22/45 with "do it to yourselfer" grip..... It's bondo built up... almost 2 inches thick accross the wide part of the palm swell.... thats how big my hands are.... (1.90 inches at the palm swell... a standard single stack 1911 is about 1.30- 1.310... It was more of a "challenge" than anything else... since people whined for years you couldnt customize a 22/45 grip.... proof positive they are wrong...... I just busted the grip off of it tonight to go back to stock.... The thumb shelf was low because of the hammer pin... which got me used to a low grip. Besides the incorrect thumb placement, it fit my hand great. The only downside I think, is 1- fat grip dont CCW very well.... and 2- it offsets the the hand to bore alignment... which is fine for a 22... but bad ju ju on a 45..... bore is at 11 o'clock to web of hand.... It seems every grip company makes "slim grips" but those of us with large hands are SOL. I "might" experiment with this idea on the fullsize 45... but the 11 o'clock bore axis worries me. I just want to point out that people with very large hands/long fingers have significant problems getting a good grip on single stacks. Thanks again all- Jack
  5. HAHA!!!! Just got back from UPS dropping the gun off!!! Regards, JackCamp
  6. That is true...definitely don't LOCK your elbows...after re-reading my post, I should have been a little more clear on that. Just straighten your arms out a bit more to relieve some of that angle in your wrist...I am talking about your support hand wrist being canted down (angle between your palm and forearm) because your arms are so bent like I see alot of open shooters doing. I follow this guy's advice...just my opinion: Ahhh!!!! The Pic, Paul Kircsh, and especially this last youtube vid help ALOT!!!! The pic, and the youtube, I can clearly see where the elbows are. I dont lock my elbows, but the are "down" in the picture. Like with your hand in front of you... palm slap yourself in the forehead! I need to roll my elbows outward so I would "palm slap" the opposite shoulder! Thanks for the tips and digging around for the pics and vids. Appreciate your time. Regards, Jack
  7. Thanks for the welcome all. I'm in Riverside, so Rahaage is pretty close. I usually shoot (casual- not comp) at West End, or Lytle Creek. Need to send my Sig in for warranty work- Probably be out for a month. And I need to pick up holster/mag carriers. Then practice draw/grip/present... Then I'll come out and play.
  8. I'd say I have light pressure with my thumbs. I always used to shoot with thumb below the safety (afraid of getting bit by the slide) I havent tried shooting this way yet- with the thumb on the safety, and the support wrist cammed over. Gun goes back for service today... so it'll be a month before I can try it out. After I get it back, I'm going to file on it some to relieve the underside of the trigger guard and beavertail to get my right hand up higher too. Been shooting handguns occasionally for years, but just started getting interested in competition- I need to figure out the grip to control the recoil and get back on target faster. ---Erik--- I havent figured out where my elbows should be- which affects the angle of my wrists. Something to play with at the range I guess. For clarification, were you referring to me "camming" the wrist too much? Or the angle coming down my forearms? Thanks, Jack
  9. Sig 1911 single stack. I have XL size hands with long skinny fingers. Thinking about switching the MSH to arched to give my palms a little more room. Any thoughts on my grip so far? Right hand thumb knuckle cocked up too much maybe- Riding the thumb on top of a normal sized safety. Thanks all, Jack
  10. Hi all, Great place you have here. Been lurking for a few weeks and finally signed up. Just got a new sig 1911 last month- 1911 was the first handgun I ever shot, and now, almost 30 yrs later, I finally bought one. Now I need to learn how to shoot it well. Regards all, JackCamp26
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