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To Bob, or not to Bob; that is the question!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Cougfan2, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am getting ready to pull the trigger this weekend (so to speak) on the purchase of an Ed Brown Kobra 1911 with a 10-8 rear sight and VZ grips. I am torn between ordering it in standard grip or with a bobtail. My current EDC is a DW CBOB, which I love. I initially got pricing from Ed Brown for the pistol I want in bobtail config, but it only costs $100 for the bobtail vs. standard grip. Would appreciate feedback from anyone that has full size 1911's in both configs as to whether i should order bobtail out of the gate or start with standard grip.

    I should mention, the Ed Brown will not be a primary carry piece at this time.

    Note to SilverFox, we discussed this.
     
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  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I currently have 2 1911s, but I've owned several and of all three "sizes". I have a CBOB and a Colt Government. If I was doing the buying, and if I was planning on using it for a carry gun at some point in time, I would for sure have it bobbed. While every gun mag has said that there isn't any difference to the "feel" of a bobbed gun vs. a standard grip frame, I disagree. I positively love the bobbed frame on the Dan Wesson. I could live my whole life without one, still think they look funny, and would never bob the Colt, but on a Commander I'd do it all over again!
     
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  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I have a Colt Goldcup and would never consider bobbing it, but I kind of agree with you on non Colt 1911's. BTW, I don't think they look funny; I think they look cool! ;)
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    JMHO but the "bobtail" looks ridiculous on the 1911
    JMHO though
     
  5. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    It doesn't negatively affect your grip and it makes the gun easier to conceal, it's a win win. Oh and MHO is that is looks cool so for me it would be a win win win.
     
  6. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not at all. I'm just a little conflicted. If I Bob it up front, there's no going back. If I get it with standard grip I can always bob it later. I think you mentioned when we exchanged some PM's, but I know you have both standard and bobtail framed 1911's. Do you see/feel any advantage to NOT bobing the frame?
     
  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am of the opinion that unless it will be primarily a carry gun, then you should wait to bob it. If you decide later that the gun will be an everyday carry, then it is possible to do the job then. For now shoot the piss out of it and enjoy it...
     
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    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    I would love to chime in with first hand experiance but I don't have my first bobbed 1911 yet... Hopefully it should I should have it next week. So maybe you need one bobbed pistol and one regular frame...
     
  10. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Tell you what cougie.... Next time I come to Oregon let's set up a time and place and I'll let you handle both my Bob's and shoot all the ammo you want to bring with you.

    SF-
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You're too late! :laugh: Ordered it with the Bobtail from Keith's today. Thought long and hard about it and saw no downside to ordering it with the bobtail up front. For those that say there is no difference in feel with the bobtail, it is just better for concealment, I disagree. I shot both my Goldcup with standard grip and my CBOB and the bobtail just feels better in my hand. Now I just hope it doesn't take the whole 90 day lead time they quoted. I'm Jones'n for my Kobra now. :woot:
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hey! THAT's what I said!:p