Bobtailed 1911?


November 18, 2007, 10:06 PM
Who makes them? Who converts them? Basically I am looking for a new carry gun. I am interested in getting a bobtail 1911 of some sort or getting a 1911 and having it bobtailed. Any information is welcome.

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November 18, 2007, 10:08 PM

November 18, 2007, 10:16 PM
Dan Wesson makes them i know but have never owned a dw tho i read pretty good reports online . Most smiths can and will do a conversion since its fairly simple and should not affect the function of the 1911 in any way as far as feed , accuracy , and reliability goes .

November 18, 2007, 10:39 PM
I think Ed Brown created the original bobtail modification, gunsmith great who now manufactures his own line of pistols & 1911 parts.

Many smiths can do the conversion, don't know how easy it is to machine the corner cut & replace mainspring & MSH.

November 18, 2007, 11:05 PM
DW uses alot of Ed Brown parts in their CBOB. I've had mine for about 8 monts and 1800 rounds & have really enjoyed it :D

November 18, 2007, 11:20 PM
I have looked at the Ed Browns (too pricey for me) and the Dan Wessons (which I have heard good things about). I guess the problem is that it seems very few people actually bobtail straight from the factory. I am leaning towards picking up a S&W, Colt, or Kimber and having a bobtail put on it. Any recommended gunsmiths for 1911s to do the work?

November 18, 2007, 11:25 PM
This fella is a board member on another forum i am on and seems to do good work out of denver area He has posted some pics of his work that certinly look good , but i have never shot one , nor have i met him in real life . Were i to have one done tho he would be close if not at the top of my list .

November 18, 2007, 11:31 PM
Ed Brown, Dan Wesson,and Nighthawk offer bobtails as a factory option. I own a CBOB,but Gemini Customs bobtailed a full-size model for me. Any good 1911 'smith should be able to do it for you.

November 18, 2007, 11:36 PM
2trans I have a stainless colt that its rolling around in the back of my head to possibly bob someday . However i have never had the opportunity to shoot any bobtail so ill likely hold off till i can fondle one a bit lol . The conversion is simple enough , but irreversible .

November 19, 2007, 10:36 AM
I have a Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail that I bought that way, a Smith & Wesson Scandium Commander that I had Bobtailed by Jess Gypin at On Target Custom Gunworks and a lightweight Colt Commander XSE, Bobtailed by Wild Alaska at Wild West Guns in Fairbanks, Alaska. All great guns.

November 19, 2007, 10:42 AM

I made this thread a while back. Hopefully it helps.

November 19, 2007, 11:34 AM
I got a Dan Wesson CBCB a few months ago, I love it!

November 20, 2007, 08:40 PM
Yeah, the customs will cost you. Still, it's an option - here's my Wilson 10mm CQB

November 20, 2007, 09:56 PM
Fusion Firearms is building me a 10mm bobtailed Commander sized 1911.

The owner is the previous president of Dan Wesson. I specified the exact gun I wanted made and he's doing a great job.

I expect it will become my regular carry piece.

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