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Posted: 2/26/2006 5:25:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 5:27:27 PM EDT by turbo_infidel]
which one get's your hand deeper into the frame? I have tried guns with the wilson's but not the "best selling one"...thoughts
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:17:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 6:18:34 PM EDT by hobbs5624]
The Brown is considerably "deeper", but also requires a lot more contouring, and refinishing of the frame. When you cut a frame for a Wilson, you really don't even have to contour the bottom of the frame tangs most of the time. With an Ed Brown, you need to do quite a bit of contouring.

Here is a Wilson on a Colt frame with absolutely no cotouring or blending of the bottom of the tangs of the radius of the grip frame where it meets the web of the hand:



In this picture of an Ed Brown, you can see how much has to be cut, not only from the bottom of the tangs, but also the curved part of the frame radius where the web of the hand would make contact:


Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:23:18 PM EDT
On a totally subjective level, I much prefer the "feel" of the Brown safety and how it fits MY hand.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:25:38 PM EDT
I agree, but those Wilson's look pretty darned nice....
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:05:31 PM EDT
I have used and like both..you really cannot go wrong with either.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 8:37:22 PM EDT
Both are vey nice, but the Ed Brown is slimmer in the tang area. I have an Ed Brown on my TLEII and like it a lot. I am also getting parts for a G.I. build and will be using a Wilson on it.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:27:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:33:15 AM EDT
Here's an oversized shot of the Ed Brown on the parked pistol, the Wilson on a stainless.


The Wilson is a semi drop in unit.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:29:03 AM EDT
this is perfect thanx...



Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
The Brown is considerably "deeper", but also requires a lot more contouring, and refinishing of the frame. When you cut a frame for a Wilson, you really don't even have to contour the bottom of the frame tangs most of the time. With an Ed Brown, you need to do quite a bit of contouring.

Here is a Wilson on a Colt frame with absolutely no cotouring or blending of the bottom of the tangs of the radius of the grip frame where it meets the web of the hand:

img156.imageshack.us/img156/8333/gunpics0337kt.jpg

In this picture of an Ed Brown, you can see how much has to be cut, not only from the bottom of the tangs, but also the curved part of the frame radius where the web of the hand would make contact:

img212.imageshack.us/img212/9938/gunpics24333yl.jpg

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:31:49 AM EDT
nice set up...seems like there is some work to be done ...it's good to see a pre modified one..altho which grip safety is that?

Originally Posted By pistolwretch:
i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/los3088/UCgripsCombined.jpg

Link Posted: 2/27/2006 11:37:00 AM EDT
so the basics are:

wilson's: easier to install less fitting required, great feel

Ed Brown : if you like the wilson's, and would like a deeper recess for your hand, got you covered, but there is more cutting/ fitting required ( dont be scared)

both are nice..did I miss anything...
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