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Arched or Flat?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SuperNaut, Mar 5, 2007.

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Arched or Flat?

  1. Arched

    41 vote(s)
    45.6%
  2. Flat

    49 vote(s)
    54.4%
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  1. SuperNaut

    SuperNaut Member

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    I've slowly come to the realization that with 1911's, I prefer the feel of an arched mainspring housing, but I shoot better with a flat one.

    Which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. Stinkyshoe

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    I prefer flat. I have often wondered if guys who like the arched are also naturally Glock people. An arch 1911 and glock point the same for me.
     
  3. BADUNAME13

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    Flat, with a memory bump on the beavertail.

    feels batter.
     
  4. Sniper X

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    I use both, flat on most of my 1911's but oddly enough i have an arched checkerd one on my SA Defneder I use in 3 gun, and really like the way it feels although I don;t find any diffeence in accuracy with me between the two. I think arched looks cooler....if that means anything to anyone else but me!
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Flat just feels better to me. Besides, it is supposed to be flat.:)
     
  6. Sniper X

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    Werent most of the early or all the Government issued ones arched?
     
  7. Technosavant

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    The model 1911 had a flat MSH. When they revised it to the M1911A1, it received the arched MSH.
     
  8. DorGunR

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  9. Majic

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    Arched with a long trigger. Places my finger in the right spot and gives me a more natural point with the pistol.
     
  10. mljdeckard

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    The arched housing was added because many soldiers were hitting low. I found the same thing, so I added an arched the same time I dropped the full-length guide rod in my Kimber.
     
  11. wally

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    I prefer the flat, but the preference is not anywhere near stong enough to make me change one or not buy one in the first place.

    --wally.
     
  12. 10-Ring

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    I prefer the arched MSH because I can get a higher more secure grip ;)
     
  13. ron8903

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    Flat MSH for me too.
     
  14. SuperNaut

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    Too early to judge, but I'm surprised at the preference for flat. I would have sworn on a stack of pancakes that arched would be more popular.
     
  15. Shipwreck

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    Arch that sucker!
     
  16. byf43

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    And your point is????? :)

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    While I love the look/feel of the FMSH, the bottom of that puppy hits me in the heel of my hand and digs in, like a shovel.
    So, on my Gold Cup, I put an AMSH from Pachmayr.

    Arched and long trigger. Perfect for my 'ham hands'!
     
  17. D-Man

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    My Colt came with a flat MSH, and the first few times shooting it I didn't have a problem with hammer bite (it does not have a beavertail on it).

    I liked the way the arched MSH felt, so put one on. The first time at the range with it, I was bit by the hammer. Not sure if that was a one-time only thing, or if it will be repeated in the future.
     
  18. byf43

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    My Gold Cup (above) is a 1984 model. I put the Commander hammer and beavertail GS on it, after discovering that the sear had one 'leg' chipped on it, a couple of years ago.

    I put the grip safety, sear and hammer in it, and no more hammer bite!!!!
     
  19. Dreamer

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    Arched with a long trigger. :)
     
  20. Shaughn Leayme

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    Arched with long trigger.
     
  21. Texas Colt

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    +1 for arched MSH and a long trigger.
     
  22. HSMITH

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    Every one of mine has a flat mainspring housing, and a short trigger.

    I don't have any problems switching between the 1911 and Glocks either.
     
  23. Black Majik

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    Flat with long trigger for me. :)
     
  24. 4fingermick

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    Flat mainspring housing on a 1911 don't look right, sorta like wearing a pair of sneakers with a business suit, yeah they are comfortable and sensible, but the don't look right! Classic lines are not to be messed with. Sort of like taking a Jack O'Connor classic 270 Mauser or Mod 70 and changing the angles and dangles of the stock, Mick.

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  25. varoadking

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    Yeah - this looks so wrong... :rolleyes:

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