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I have no idea why Sig placed that uncomfortable grip safety on the GSR.
Would any one know of a smoooth drop in replacement for this one?
It doesn't have to be stainless. Thanks in advance.
 

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I find the 'knuckle relief' on the Sig, STI and Ruger grip safeties make the gun unshootable for me. The corner recoils directly into my thumb knucke and causes quite an effect. First time I shot an STI was at a USPSA match and I couldn't finish the match due to the pain inflicted by their horrible grip safety.

Putting a sharp corner on a beavertail makes no sense, but I guess most people don't have any trouble with it.
 

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Probably the rib down the center of the grip safety.

SIG (Kimber does too) uses that instead of a memory pad to help ensure you disengage the grip safety with a high hold.
There's no rib down the center of the Sig 1911 grip safety.

I find the 'knuckle relief' on the Sig, STI and Ruger grip safeties make the gun unshootable for me. The corner recoils directly into my thumb knucke and causes quite an effect. First time I shot an STI was at a USPSA match and I couldn't finish the match due to the pain inflicted by their horrible grip safety.

Putting a sharp corner on a beavertail makes no sense, but I guess most people don't have any trouble with it.
Strange, the beavertail on my Sig 1911 has no sharp corners and doesn't cause any pain.
 

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There's no rib down the center of the Sig 1911 grip safety.
Are you saying the current SIG GSR grip safety aren't like this Caspian grip safety, with the raised rib rather than a memory pad? http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...od42595.aspx?avs|Make_3=1911&avs|Style_1=Grip

Memory pad grip safety with no rib. http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...od27055.aspx?avs|Make_3=1911&avs|Style_1=Grip

This is a GI example with no rib and no pad. http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...rod4577.aspx?avs|Make_3=1911&avs|Style_1=Grip
 

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Are you saying the current SIG GSR grip safety aren't like this Caspian grip safety, with the raised rib rather than a memory pad? http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...od42595.aspx?avs|Make_3=1911&avs|Style_1=Grip

Memory pad grip safety with no rib. http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...od27055.aspx?avs|Make_3=1911&avs|Style_1=Grip

This is a GI example with no rib and no pad. http://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...rod4577.aspx?avs|Make_3=1911&avs|Style_1=Grip
See for yourself.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductList/pistols-1911.aspx

I have never seen that ribbed grip safety on a Sig 1911.

EDIT: I found a picture of one of the older "manhole cover" models that does have that rib. In any case you can swap out that part fairly easily or have a gunsmith do it for you. Wilson Combat makes some "drop-in" grip safety's that may or may not need some minor fitting.

http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Beavertail-Grip-Safety-Drop-In-Government-Stainless/productinfo/429SG/
 

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My GSR grip safety bothered the web of my hand while achieving a high grip. I took a dremel and files to it and opened up the radius and made it more uniformed.
When new:

After:
 
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