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Title says it all; what's your favorite / most comfortable mainspring housing of choice? Trying to gussy up my regular old Springer GI with something that's not too flashy, but smooth on the palm.
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For a long time I preferred the arched mainspring housing even putting one on my Colt Gold Cup I got for Christmas 1990. Now I prefer the flat mainspring housing with the long trigger.

I always put Pachmyr or Hogue rubber grips on my 1911s. Now I prefer checkered wood.
 

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For me it goes together with the trigger... only short/arched or long/flat for me. I prefer long/flat on custom guns or frequent shooters, but most of my 1911s are short/arched as they're safe queens or collectibles left in their original configuration.
 

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Title says it all; what's your favorite / most comfortable mainspring housing of choice? Trying to gussy up my regular old Springer GI with something that's not too flashy, but smooth on the palm.
I think you just said it. If you want it smoother on the palm, you'd probably be happier with any number of flat mainspring housings...from completely smooth to relatively rough checkering. I prefer the rougher 20-lpi checkering...but companies like Ed Brown make a lot in between with their "Chainlink" and "Snakeskin" patterns. etc.

I'm fine with standard A1 configs with short triggers and arched housings, but I prefer a longer trigger and flat, aggressive checkered housings. I wasted a lot of money on parts figuring that out. But that's only me (y)

They also make a wedge-shaped housing that you might like, but I haven't tried one.
 

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Whatever comes on my 1911s is my favorite.
 

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I also have both types, and have had them for decades. I can't say I have a strong preference as far as feel goes, but since most come with flat these days, that's usually the way I go. Flat with a long trigger works well for me.
 

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I recently installed a Hogue aluminum arched msh on my Ruger LWC. Works well for me.

All my other carry pistols have arched backstraps, so there now is a more consistant grip across the lot.
Thanks, I was lookin at Hogue's. Seems like it provides some good grip without feeling too sharp. I think I'm going to try it.
 

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So far, the one that came with the 1911. Hasn't broken yet, still works, and no need to get another - yet.
 
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