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What does GS stand for?

GS stands for Grip Safety (firearms)

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Each has a pronounced rear projection which I won't call a beavertail, because there is no grip safety on either model, but the frame extends far enough to the rear that for most hand sizes there is no chance of the dreaded slide-bite happening to the web between the shooter's thumb and trigger-finger.
The Kimber II has a safety that unlocks the firing pin when the grip safety is depressed.
Also new is the R350CR, a compact 1911 with Picatinny rail, beavertail grip safety, ambidextrous thumb safety, commander-style hammer, skeleton trigger and checkered front strap.
Additionally, the XD series of pistols and the XD-S come with a grip safety, but unlike the well-known 1911 grip safety, which can be hard for some to engage properly, this grip safety consists of a simple wide blade in the center of the grip that is easy to engage and activate the firing mechanism of the gun, but yet it protects against accidental discharge because it requires the operator to grip the gun firmly.