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rgs1975
01-02-2011, 10:55 AM
Did a search but didn't find anywhere that listed this out.

What are the 1911's with factory bobtails that are on the CA DOJ roster? I know you can do your own bobtail or have a smith do it but I'm looking for guns that come bobtailed from the manufacturer.

Also, can you bobtail an officer's size frame or is it just full size and commander?

Edit: Ideally I'm trying to find a CA ok bobtailed commander slide/Officers frame...if such an animal exists.

1911Operator
01-02-2011, 11:13 AM
dan wessons are ok bob tailed, im not sure of the model but my friend got one.ill ask him later today

Capt_Communist
01-02-2011, 11:14 AM
I think the only two are the following:


Ed Brown Cobra Carry ($2500ish)

http://www.edbrown.com/kobracarry.htm

Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail ($1600 ish)

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/dan-wesson-commander-classic-bobtail/

9mmepiphany
01-02-2011, 11:25 AM
While it can be done on a custom basis...almost anything can be done to a 1911 if you throw enough money at it...you won't find a factory bobtailed Officer ACP frame pistol. This is because the bobtails you are seeing are already using an OACP length MSH...there isn't a shorter one on the market

wamphyri13
01-02-2011, 2:49 PM
While it can be done on a custom basis...almost anything can be done to a 1911 if you throw enough money at it...you won't find a factory bobtailed Officer ACP frame pistol. This is because the bobtails you are seeing are already using an OACP length MSH...there isn't a shorter one on the market

CORRECTION: Bobtails use an officer's length mainspring, not mainspring housing. Bobtailed MSH are full size not officer's.
Ryan

9mmepiphany
01-02-2011, 4:06 PM
You're right, I'm just so used to typing MSH...isn't it both the main spring and strut?

Legasat
01-02-2011, 6:09 PM
Mmmmmm... Dan Wesson CBOB!!!

jessegpresley
01-02-2011, 7:20 PM
I think the only two are the following:


Ed Brown Cobra Carry ($2500ish)

http://www.edbrown.com/kobracarry.htm

Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail ($1600 ish)

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/dan-wesson-commander-classic-bobtail/

And the best bobtailed gun on the roster, the Nighthawk Custom Predator II

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/saintelvis/TRPVZ4.jpg