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 Post subject: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:59 am 
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Wilson makes a "concealment" beavertail, but only in stainless:
http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Beavertail- ... tinfo/563/

Anyone else make a shorter beavertail but in carbon for bluing?


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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:54 am 
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I have always been disappointed that no one picked up the Jim Hoag design. I had one installed on a LW Commander in the 1980s, and recently picked up a Hoag 6" longslide that (obviously) had one. Reminded me why I liked it.

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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:05 am 
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A competent custom gunsmith can make anything.

A parts vendor only makes what he believes will sell in a sufficient quantity to provide him with an acceptable return on his investment.

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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:00 am 
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Yeah...nice! Does anyone make anything similar but not custom, just factory made? I'd like something a bit more unique than the standard long Brown-type swept beavertail.


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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:50 am 
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hoser wrote:
Yeah...nice! Does anyone make anything similar but not custom, just factory made? I'd like something a bit more unique than the standard long Brown-type swept beavertail.


That's kinda' the point. If the parts factories made them, they wouldn't be special, they wouldn't be unique, and everyone would have them on their cobbled together "norks".

It's like asking if anyone makes something just like a 458 Italia, but cheaper and more common :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
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I believe King's Gunworks used to market a very "Hoag-like" beavertail grip safety.

Since Hoag used to WORK at Kings, I don't know whether King's or Hoag started making them like that first.

But Ted's right, custom gear is simply more desirable than mass-produced kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:28 pm 
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As a new production alternative, I see Wilson now offers a carry beavertail, sans hammer pocket, in their Bullet-Proof line. Only in stainless.

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OldLawman wrote:
As a new production alternative, I see Wilson now offers a carry beavertail, sans hammer pocket, in their Bullet-Proof line. Only in stainless.


Yeah, saw that, but it's not a "high ride" beavertail. I'm building a 10mm and want to be high ride as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:06 pm 
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I think that you may not be able to have both[u]high ride and short.[/u]

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OldLawman wrote:
I think that you may not be able to have both[u]high ride and short.[/u]


Kinda like a full coverage micro-bikini. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
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BBBBill wrote:
OldLawman wrote:
I think that you may not be able to have both[u]high ride and short.[/u]


Kinda like a full coverage micro-bikini. :lol:


Jumbo Shrimp? Military Intelligence?

Ted is right, if you want something unique, turn to the masters.

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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:54 pm 
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The best drop-in short beavertail I have ever used is the old one made by Pachmayr, and still available from Lyman.

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They work perfectly and are much shorter that the standard installation. They look very unobtrusive on a blued pistol

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I have a Heinie gun with what I believe is a Hoag:

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 Post subject: Re: Short beavertail?
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:09 pm 
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I am lucky enough to have a Hoag long slide, and yes, that is a Hoag on your Heinie gun.

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