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1911 safety slack

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by stitchclimber, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. stitchclimber

    stitchclimber St. Louis Active Member

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    I have a RIA compact 1911, I love the cheap bugger, I really do. Great CCW.

    But the one thing that pisses me off about the gun is the beavertail backstrap safety wiggles just enough to make a nice metallic rattling sound when I walk. It works perfectly, it just rattles. Is this fixable? I've never tore down my 1911 to see haw the back safety operates.
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    It should be fixable, one way I can think of is to fit a new beavertail safety, one that isnt so loose. But there may be an easier way.
  3. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    How bad is the rattle?

    Might pull off the safety and stick a piece of electrical tape on the side, if there's room between it and the frame.

    There are thinner tapes out there as well, for a cheap and easy fix.
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Take it to a good 'smith and have him/her look at it. It might be as easy as bending the grip safety return spring segment but do not do this yourself, going by what you wrote.