Fact: When the US Army was considering adoption of the .45, one officer suggested that an automatic safety be utilized that would be engaged with each shot and require manual disengaging prior to firing again, almost reverting back to the single action revolver.
The reason? The officer thought an automatic pistol would be too dangerous to frendly troops in the hands of a soldier on a skittish horse.
I recall seeing a small reference to that back strap and was interested in it..
Also saw a new RD sight from Burris that looks interesting..Got to inquire about mounts for it..Wonder if Optima or Docter mounts would work ??