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Hi all!
Thanks for reading this. I am interested in lowering the "bore axis" of a Kimber 1911 and want to know if it is possible. I hope that I am using the correct terminology because I am certainly not a well versed gun guy and know more about rocket science than I do about customizing a gun.
In Layman's terms what I am trying to do is achieve the feel where my 1911 will "sit lower in my hand". At current, the gun sits too high and it feels to me if the gun's handle is too short. I do not have big hands, they are average size.
Is this "lower in the hand" "lower bore axis" gunsmithing a possibility? And, if it is, how is it done and what would it cost?
Guys your help is imperative and I thank you all.
God Bless and Happy Holidays.
 

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Have you thougth of having a "high-hand-hold" beavertail installed? I understand that it's meant to achieve, well, a high hand hold with consequent or contemporaneous lowering of the bore axis...
 

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ARF!! ARFFF!!!!
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A Brown's grip safety can be fitted about a tenth of an inch higher
than your stock Kimber.
Also the front strap can be high-cut and blended to pick up
about another tenth of an inch.
It doesn't sound like much, but some can feel a very
appreciable difference.
The frame will require refinishing, which can be somewhat
expensive on a Kimber, due to the prevalence of blackened
stainless steel frames.
The entire pkg could run you as much as $325.

Around these parts if you wanna run with the big dogs,
you gotta pee on the tall trees!

Happy Holidays!!!!:)
 

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pistolwrench said:
ARF!! ARFFF!!!!
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A Brown's grip safety can be fitted about a tenth of an inch higher
than your stock Kimber.
Also the front strap can be high-cut and blended to pick up
about another tenth of an inch...
Pistolwrench, what happens to the grip (as in hand-hold) if I were to install a beavertail (Wilson or Caspian) on my SA Mil-spec and did NOT relieve the front strap? would it result in a funky grip, like muzzle-up?

Thanks
 
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