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Has anyone tried grinding off the beavertail/ducktails in the M&Ps? Love this gun, but I find the extended ducktail an obstruction at times on the draw stroke, especially when going fast on the draw during competition. Also, what would be a good tool to use that would still make the finish good afterwards. Pictures would be great too. Thanks!
 

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Dan Burwell can remove it for you. His website currently has the price listed as $35 for the treatment. Pics of the work:







I'm currently having him do it to my M&P45 with a whole list of other things. You won't be disappointed with his work. I believe he used a small butane torch to bring the finish back to a factory appearing finish when he's done removing it. Good stuff.
 

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I could use it for my compact if you don't want yours anymore. 8)
 

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I've been thinking of cutting the beavertail on my M&P as well, but sinceI'm in Canada I can't send it to the US to get it done...



Can I just file it down? what would I need to use to bring the finish back up?



Anyone has tips (and pics
) on how to do it yourself?
 

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I could use it for my compact if you don't want yours anymore. 8)


How exactly would one go about attatching one to the compact? And I guess it would depend on whether or not Dan files them down or just chops them off...



If you guys are serious contact Dan and ask him for it(assuming he chops it clean off).
 

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I am not the smartest man in the world but I am guessing they are saying they would like the extra support and comfort fitted on their beavertail in a sarcastic manner.. :roll:
 

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I really like the beavertail. Indexes my hand on the draw grip and spreads recoil and reduces muzzle rise. Especially like the wider one on the .45.
 

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josh said:
[quote name='choochboost']I could use it for my compact if you don't want yours anymore. 8)


How exactly would one go about attatching one to the compact? And I guess it would depend on whether or not Dan files them down or just chops them off...



If you guys are serious contact Dan and ask him for it(assuming he chops it clean off).[/quote]



Unfortunately I'm not from the US and can't take advantage of Dan's work (I'm missing alot!).



If I could have them chopped off and smoothe out edges afterwards, I can send it off to those who want it
Kidding aside, I don't think there would be significant difference in support for muzzle rise with or w/o the tail, w/ my grip. Basically I just prefer the looks without the long tail.



Same as Gray_wolf, anyone has tips and pics on how to do it yourself?
Thanks!
 

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I just used a dremel tool with drum sander to get it close - then a file to finish.



I used my M&P C for a "template" (just eyeballed it).









As can be seen in the pics below - the beavertail is totally unnecessary for my hands.





With beavertail





Without



Hope this helps,



cheers



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I just used a dremel tool with drum sander to get it close - then a file to finish
did you do anything after filing? Can you post a pic of how it looks from the back? I just want to see how the file job matches the finish. thanks



I'm guessing doing that would move the gun out of IPSC Production devision right?
 

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Gray_Wolf said:
I just used a dremel tool with drum sander to get it close - then a file to finish
did you do anything after filing? Can you post a pic of how it looks from the back? I just want to see how the file job matches the finish. thanks



I'm guessing doing that would move the gun out of IPSC Production devision right?


IPSC production division prohibits modifying the frame. So that's a yes.

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Dan Burwell can remove it for you. His website currently has the price listed as $35 for the treatment. Pics of the work:



I'm currently having him do it to my M&P45 with a whole list of other things. You won't be disappointed with his work. I believe he used a small butane torch to bring the finish back to a factory appearing finish when he's done removing it. Good stuff.


God I both hate and love you sig I was trying like hell to kill that damn bug!!! LOL
 

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I like it, when I finally get my M&P's to Dan I will be sure to have this done, amongst other things... :wink:
 

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hows it sherp?did you chop it off yourself?
 
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