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I've seen pictures and comments from people who have removed the beavertail on their M&Ps and I'm wondering, how difficult is it to do yourself, and what did you use to do it? I'm out of work on medical leave right now and strapped for cash, so I don't want to send my M&P9 out to have it done. I'm reasonably mechanically capable, I'm just a little nervous about how well the result will match the rest of the frame. Can anyone who has done this themselves post a picture of the "after" results and described how you did it? I appreciate it. Thank you.
 

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I've seen pictures and comments from people who have removed the beavertail on their M&Ps and I'm wondering, how difficult is it to do yourself, and what did you use to do it? I'm out of work on medical leave right now and strapped for cash, so I don't want to send my M&P9 out to have it done. I'm reasonably mechanically capable, I'm just a little nervous about how well the result will match the rest of the frame. Can anyone who has done this themselves post a picture of the "after" results and described how you did it? I appreciate it. Thank you.


Can I ask why you would buy a pistol in the first place if it didn't meet with your approval?



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[quote name='toocool']I've seen pictures and comments from people who have removed the beavertail on their M&Ps and I'm wondering, how difficult is it to do yourself, and what did you use to do it? I'm out of work on medical leave right now and strapped for cash, so I don't want to send my M&P9 out to have it done. I'm reasonably mechanically capable, I'm just a little nervous about how well the result will match the rest of the frame. Can anyone who has done this themselves post a picture of the "after" results and described how you did it? I appreciate it. Thank you.


Can I ask why you would buy a pistol in the first place if it didn't meet with your approval?



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He's only cutting off the beavertail, dude. :roll:
 

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mbott said:
[quote name='toocool']I've seen pictures and comments from people who have removed the beavertail on their M&Ps and I'm wondering, how difficult is it to do yourself, and what did you use to do it? I'm out of work on medical leave right now and strapped for cash, so I don't want to send my M&P9 out to have it done. I'm reasonably mechanically capable, I'm just a little nervous about how well the result will match the rest of the frame. Can anyone who has done this themselves post a picture of the "after" results and described how you did it? I appreciate it. Thank you.


Can I ask why you would buy a pistol in the first place if it didn't meet with your approval?



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Ummmm... the same reason people put turbos, after market wheels, and suspension on their cars. Box stock merchandise doesn't always come the way you want it. They made the beaver tail solid all the way through SO you can remove it if you wish. Look at all the custom glocks with a beaver tail ADDED.
 

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I used a dremel & sanding drum, file, and finished it off with some emery cloth. Probably not as professional of a job as Dan Burwell can do (he uses heat to bring back the texture), but it gets the job done.



 

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lol, what? He should of bought a GLOCK instead? Are all your firearms box stock?


Pretty much. But then again, most of what I collect and shoot are C&Rs. As to the g-lock, that would not have been my recommendation at any point of this conversation.



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High speed dremel with a rasp like attachment is the only way to go :wink: . I haven't actually done this but I have slept in several Holiday Inns over the years
 

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mbott said:
[quote name='toocool']I've seen pictures and comments from people who have removed the beavertail on their M&Ps and I'm wondering, how difficult is it to do yourself, and what did you use to do it? I'm out of work on medical leave right now and strapped for cash, so I don't want to send my M&P9 out to have it done. I'm reasonably mechanically capable, I'm just a little nervous about how well the result will match the rest of the frame. Can anyone who has done this themselves post a picture of the "after" results and described how you did it? I appreciate it. Thank you.


Can I ask why you would buy a pistol in the first place if it didn't meet with your approval?



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I didn't say it didn't meet with my approval...I just find the beavertail unnecessary and not particularly attractive. I love the way the gun fits my hand, I love how easy it is to shoot, and it's much more suited to me than any Glock I ever had. I'm not a big fan of the light rail, either...to me, the M&P would be "S&W Perfection" if it had no beavertail and no rail. That said, even though I'm strapped for cash and have let a couple of other guns go to pay the bills, my M&P's will not be going anywhere.



I would still like to see some close ups of "home-done" removals, though...
 
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