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Posted: 3/28/2021 9:01:54 PM EDT
I can't get the FCG into the Wilson frame. Slips in and out of the factory frame with ease. It turns out that the two rearward metal projections as the back of the FCG are farther apart than the corresponding slots in the Wilson frame. The projections are not wider than each individual slot, but each projection sits on the outside of each slot on both sides of the frame.

Basically the width between the two FCG rear projections is bigger than the width between the slots on the frame.

Anyone else have this problem? I guess I can take a file to it, but I want to make sure the fix doesn't cause any other problems.

I e-mailed Wilson, but I thought I'd check here while waiting for a response.
Link Posted: 3/28/2021 9:40:06 PM EDT
Mine line up, but when it was new I had to force the FCU rearward into the module.
Link Posted: 3/28/2021 11:36:59 PM EDT
My 2 work fine.  It was bit tougher to get them into the WC module than the factory one.

Link Posted: 3/29/2021 9:13:43 AM EDT
Perfectly normal. I have 2 of the WC frames and yes, the FCU will fit very tightly, especially the first time but they do fit and functioned just fine.
Link Posted: 3/30/2021 9:00:17 PM EDT
Pic added. I don't think forcing is an option.

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Link Posted: 3/31/2021 8:25:49 AM EDT
It looks like your frame is jacked up.

Mine.
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Link Posted: 3/31/2021 1:52:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By firedog51d:
It looks like your frame is jacked up.

Mine.
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Thanks for the pic. Yeah, my frame doesn't look right.
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 9:36:28 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strela:

Thanks for the pic. Yeah, my frame doesn't look right.
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Did you contact Wilson?
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 10:12:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2021 10:15:19 AM EDT by 11b4v]
Im sure it will 'wear in' after time/numerous FCU swaps, mine usually do.

From my perspective of your pic, it seems to me your not getting the FCU tab 'down' enough into the grip.

For sometimes stiff grips, in order to fully seat the FCU, I'll push the FCU into place using the edge of a table/bench.  

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Link Posted: 4/2/2021 12:34:25 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By airgunner:

Did you contact Wilson?
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Originally Posted By airgunner:
Originally Posted By Strela:

Thanks for the pic. Yeah, my frame doesn't look right.

Did you contact Wilson?


As I said in the OP, yes. Since I've posted this thread Wilson has seen the pic and said to send back the frame.
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 8:23:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Strela:

As I said in the OP, yes. Since I've posted this thread Wilson has seen the pic and said to send back the frame.
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My experience was exactly like 11b4v's except I just used a soft face hammer but either way, hopefully you get it resolved quickly as these are great grip mods
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 9:39:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By airgunner:

My experience was exactly like 11b4v's except I just used a soft face hammer but either way, hopefully you get it resolved quickly as these are great grip mods
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Originally Posted By airgunner:
Originally Posted By Strela:

As I said in the OP, yes. Since I've posted this thread Wilson has seen the pic and said to send back the frame.

My experience was exactly like 11b4v's except I just used a soft face hammer but either way, hopefully you get it resolved quickly as these are great grip mods
The Wilson Combat grip modules suck with real shooting, they might even fall apart and be dangerous.  People should get rid of them in the EE.


Link Posted: 4/3/2021 10:10:13 AM EDT
The Wilson grips are tight. I put two or three together a week for customers. Get the trigger started, shove the ass end down, grab it like you're getting ready to shoot and pull the trigger and FCU into position with your trigger finger.  Shouldn't need a mallet - unless you do  
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 11:18:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2021 11:19:22 AM EDT by Charlie_Foxtrot]
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Originally Posted By 11b4v:
Im sure it will 'wear in' after time/numerous FCU swaps, mine usually do.

From my perspective of your pic, it seems to me your not getting the FCU tab 'down' enough into the grip.

For sometimes stiff grips, in order to fully seat the FCU, I'll push the FCU into place using the edge of a table/bench.  

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This. OPs frame is fine. OP you don’t have it seated down and back.
Link Posted: 4/3/2021 11:24:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Charlie_Foxtrot:



This. OPs frame is fine. OP you don’t have it seated down and back.
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Originally Posted By Charlie_Foxtrot:
Originally Posted By 11b4v:
Im sure it will 'wear in' after time/numerous FCU swaps, mine usually do.

From my perspective of your pic, it seems to me your not getting the FCU tab 'down' enough into the grip.

For sometimes stiff grips, in order to fully seat the FCU, I'll push the FCU into place using the edge of a table/bench.  

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/778/F2ED21F6-0C11-481C-AB89-FA28D76F434D_jpe-1889812.JPG




This. OPs frame is fine. OP you don’t have it seated down and back.


Wilson doesn't agree with you.
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 12:49:56 AM EDT
We can all see from your pics you don’t have it seated properly. The WC module is significantly tighter than the oem frame. You don’t want to listen to the advice here and waste your time with the mail then okay. Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 9:06:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2021 9:19:49 AM EDT by 11b4v]
Easier for them to just swap it out regardless.  

The grip does appear to look “squished” at the top rear.  You could be right/frame bad or vice versa, but that pic leaves a lot to question, it’s too close up for one thing and a pic without the FCU would help.

Hope that new frame works out.
Link Posted: 4/15/2021 3:26:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Charlie_Foxtrot:
We can all see from your pics you don’t have it seated properly. The WC module is significantly tighter than the oem frame. You don’t want to listen to the advice here and waste your time with the mail then okay. Good luck.
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And you don't seem to want to understand that it wouldn't "seat properly." That was the problem and that was what the pics showed. It couldn't be forced any more and Wilson agreed when they got the frame back. The frame was jacked.

I got the new frame yesterday and the FCG went in with no problem.
Link Posted: 5/3/2021 8:46:29 PM EDT
Mine was a bitch.  Now that it’s been in there for awhile it’s in and out just fine.  I did literally tap it in with a hammer the first time though....
Link Posted: 5/3/2021 11:33:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By jason248:
Mine was a bitch.  Now that it’s been in there for awhile it’s in and out just fine.  I did literally tap it in with a hammer the first time though....
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Mine were definitely snug. Getting in was a challange... but pulling out was very hard. Id rather have it nice and tight versus loose like throwing a hotdog down a hallway.
Link Posted: 5/3/2021 11:48:50 PM EDT
You weren't trying to put a .45 FCU in the Wilson P-320 frame were you????
Link Posted: 5/4/2021 12:31:33 AM EDT
I had a p320 module that was similar to yours I used a table and yes the plastic got deformed a bit but it works fine now.
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