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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 4/19/2002 2:07:32 PM EST
Hi,
i want to install a Wilson Combat grip safety on my recently purchased 1911. wich one should I install, the drop in or the real thing ??

thanks!

Kid2223
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 4:50:19 PM EST
Depends on your confidence and skill level. Often even the drop in's need to be "tuned".
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 1:29:18 AM EST

A grip safety has to be fitted to be sure that it does indeed prevent the trigger from moving when it not depressed.

I had the Smith and Alexander model installed on my Gold Cup and like it fine. I would have gone with the newer padded version if it were around back when I did mine.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 6:50:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/25/2002 6:51:34 AM EST by kid223]
Thanks guys.... those reply's of yours helped a lot. I'm very confident in my machining and fitting skills since I'm a mechanical engineering technician and engineer to be! I don't worry about that! Since even the "drop-in" needs some fitting I ordered the one that needs a radius cut on the frame!!

Once again, Thanks guys!

kid223
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 1:25:48 PM EST
Let us know how it turns out
Link Posted: 5/1/2002 11:47:02 AM EST
Parts will be ordered from Brownells soon. I have to get an IIC (International Importation Certificate) first. Form was sent yesterday and it will be approoved and sent back to me in 3 to 4 days. Only after that, I can Call Brownells.. During that time, I'll work on the gun. Yesterday I fitted a Checkred mag well and I lapped the slide/frame with 9 microns alliminum oxyde and wather. Action is extremely smooth now!!

Kid223
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 3:04:16 PM EST
Stupid permit is not in yet. Damn !

kid223
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 3:31:54 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/22/2002 5:05:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2002 5:05:57 PM EST by kid223]
I finally got the parts from Brownells after 2 months of waiting! It was worth the wait!

Started fitting the grip safety ( wilson Combat ) this evening....Will do the final fitting tomorow! A couple of digital pics were taken by a friend. I'll share them with you guys when I recieve them!

Kid223
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