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jdavis6576
07-22-09, 18:19
It was uncomfortable trying to carry my 40FS IWB due to the beavertail so I removed it. I may remove a little more of it after I shoot it, not sure yet. Here are a few pics. Your thoughts?

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/jdavis6576/DSCF2232.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/jdavis6576/DSCF2236.jpg

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww65/jdavis6576/DSCF2237.jpg

DrMark
07-22-09, 18:51
Looks fine, though I cannot imagine what aspect of the beavertail made it uncomfortable.

jdavis6576
07-23-09, 05:22
The path of least resistance...it was easier to remove the beavertail than to remove my love handles.

bigghoss
07-23-09, 17:54
it was easier to remove the beavertail than to remove my love handles.

I hear that! I can't even carry IWB because I'm so fat:D I'm doing 20 min a day on the stationary bike though. one of these days...

FromMyColdDeadHand
07-23-09, 19:33
What kind of holster were you using?

Citpitch02
07-24-09, 12:08
Hey how bout a tutorial since the title is "DIY Beavertail Removal"!

Cheers!

theJanitor
07-24-09, 12:14
I was looking to do this myself. the end/tip of the beavertail doesn't contact my hand anyway. and sometimes impedes an inaccurate "failure to go into battery" remedy. good job!

jdavis6576
07-24-09, 15:47
Hey how bout a tutorial since the title is "DIY Beavertail Removal"!

Cheers!

Step 1. PATIENCE

I disassembled the gun and put the frame in a vice. I used my Dremel with a sanding wheel and with it on the slowest setting began to remove the beavertail. When I had it removed close to where I wanted it I switched to a file because the Dremel really gouged the frame. I shaped it with a file to get it closer to what I wanted. Then I sanded (and sanded and sanded) with 320 grit sandpaper. Next came 600 grit sandpaper. Finally, when I had it where I wanted it I used my Dremel to polish it with their polishing compound. I started slow with the polish and finished with the speed higher.

I've since removed the little that is remaining in the photos. Now it resembles my 9c and 45c. I'll post pics once I get a chance to take some.

I took it to the range yesterday and I'm very happy with the results. It feels different than it did with the beavertail, and in my mind much better. I plan to do the same thing to my PT 9FS when it comes.

Irish
07-24-09, 16:39
Hey how bout a tutorial since the title is "DIY Beavertail Removal"!

Cheers!

I agree. Typically if someone posts a DIY thread they will include step by step pictures and a description of the steps that were taken so that someone else can learn to do it themselves as well.