in a cold environment and needed to be able to shoot with heavy gloves on? I dunno, sounds smart though, right?
Didn't think of the gloves and cold weather, smart runs you da man. Sounds perfect.
Not really, just practicing my speeches as president. Obama wants to be messiah, I'll be one higher.
runs, your not mysterious, your scary!!lol
I've seen this modification to several 1911 pistols and some revolvers. There's a few excellent examples in the Texas Ranger Museum. As far as I know it has more to do with quickly grabbing the gun and getting a shot off.
This is of course was in the days before the current litigation-happy crowd. I personally don't see the advantage; I've also only seen examples where the triggerguard is completely gone (as opposed to just gapped in the front).
Yes, to be faster on the trigger.
Caution on reholstering. Could be hazzardous to your health.
This used to be done on DA revolvers so the shooter could be faster on the first shot. Such a revolver used to be called a "Fitz special", named after an exhibition shooter named Fitzsimmons. I don't remember if he used Colt or S&W revolvers; probably others will remember.