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Posted: 1/25/2014 7:22:55 PM EDT
Wish me luck!
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 7:32:39 PM EDT
Why are you doing this?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 8:23:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 8:25:07 PM EDT by Emegbers]
A few reasons.

Mostly because I think it looks good on the compacts and Shields. Secondly, it  could theoretically get caught on something since I use a kydex holster with the top completely exposed. Also, if I decide to conceal it someday when I'm feeling brave enough for a full sized ccw, there is less to stick into me and less of it to conceal.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 6:10:16 AM EDT
PICTURES: this thread is seriously lacking pictures
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 6:12:10 AM EDT
I've seen some cut half way off that looked pretty sharp.

 
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:21:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:46:37 AM EDT
Never had an issue with CCW and mine, the beavertail makes it more comfortable to shoot anyway. Just my thoughts anyway.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 8:58:49 AM EDT
I've considered doing this as well.

Curious as to your method, and to see the finished product.

Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:53:48 PM EDT


Here's the finished product. I still need to get some finer sandpaper, or maybe just polish it down with a dremel and a buffing wheel, but I am super happy with it. I decided to leave it with a little hump of a beavertail and not take it all the way in to match the exact lines of the slide. Worked out great though. All I did was use a hacksaw blade to cut by hand, then sanded it in with a roll of rough emery paper to get the curvature I wanted. I'm happy with it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 3:07:25 AM EDT
Nice work. Someone else here did a demo on a undercut trigger guard. They finished it by sanding with fine sandpaper, then rubbing with peanut oil, or linseed oil, something like that. The plastic was perfectly smooth and black again. It looked factory.

 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:21:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2014 5:24:35 PM EDT by whs78]
I would think a heat gun would work as well.
Reminds me of the USP without the Beavertail.
Link Posted: 1/29/2014 6:30:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By optimus:
Never had an issue with CCW and mine, the beavertail makes it more comfortable to shoot anyway. Just my thoughts anyway.
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AGREED! The beavertail makes the M&P (middies & large-Pro) size pistols very comfortable to shoot. I with my M&P compacts had them as I could my paws higher up and closers to the slide rails, making it shoot nearly as comfortable as the middie/pro size pistols.

OP, your cut job looks OK... but you need to run some finer grip sand paper and polish that out...
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