Grips or stocks have wrapped around the frontstrap of 1911s for decades in an effort to control muzzle flip. These grips were generally made out of wood or plastic. They failed quickly by cracking and splintering. Completely unacceptable to serious shooters.
In order to control the pistol’s muzzle from flipping upward during recoil, a super rigid handstop shelf was needed at the lower end of the frontstrap. This handstop shelf allows the shooter to exert maximum control over the pistol’s muzzle flip during recoil, thus substantially increasing the shooter’s ability to quickly deliver multiple bullets on target accurately. The handstop also stops the shooters hand from moving downward on the frontstrap during rapid fire. This allows for better shooting control. Keeping the hand high on the grip frame, and close to the boreline, reduces muzzle flip. The handstop stops the shooters fingers from moving into a position where they can become pinched/cut while speed loading a fresh magazine.
This handstop is independent of the magazine well so it can be position up or down on the frontstrap depending on the width of the individual shooter’s hand. It can also be final contoured to suit the shooter’s individual handshape.