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Beavertail grip safety

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Bowtie, Jun 6, 2011.


  1. Bowtie

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    Which manufacturer provides the highest ride?

    Or do they pretty much all produce about the same results?

    Wilsons High ride appears to have a higher grip in the pic but its hard to tell..

    Any suggestions? SA Loaded.
     

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  2. knedrgr

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    If you have the SA Loaded, then the Wilson or Smith & Alexander are your most popular options. Can't do EB, since it's a different radius.

    Or you can check with EGW to see where they're at with coming out with a GS for the SA 1911. There are A LOT of people waiting for this to come out.
     

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    I like the Smith & Alexanders on SA's
     
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    Smith & Alexander was my choice for the GI

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  5. Jim Watson

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    But a Loaded already has a beavertail.
    To change it out would take a lot of work for a very small change in handhole, if any.
     
  6. Quack

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    you can have the frame welded up and have an EB grip safety installed.
     
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    I like the Springfield grip safety quite a bit. Especially on a Springfield gun.

    I'm not too big a fan of the Ed Brown type, it does ride a tad bit higher, but the Springfield feels smoother in my hand.
     
  8. Bowtie

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    Thanks for the help Guys.. Just wondering if it will provide a higher grip than whats on there and if the difference is worth the cost and time..
     
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    shoot one and find out for yourself.
    I like the Brown and STI grips safeties, but don't have a problem with the SA grip safety. The Wilson GS doesn't feel as nice (in my hands) as the SA for some reason.
     
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    I think you'd probably get more return for your money on a high-cut front strap.
     
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    This is what I've noticed after handling all of 'em many times.

    A Springfield grip safety installed by their custom shop is the best feeling one out there. They make the gun feel soft.
     
  12. brisk21

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    The Ed Brown is by far the best looking. Its too bad it wont fit my Springfield, I was thinking about having one fitted since the one on my TRP is a bit loose. (one part of the gun that was obviously not hand-fitted!).
     
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    it'll fit, but you have to have the tangs welded up first.
     
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    Yeah, not really worth it to me. Thats money Id rather spend on ammo.
     
  15. BuckyP

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    LOL, yeah found that out the hard way. Bought the EB and the jig, then quickly realized it wasn't going to work. :okie: Oh well, I'm sure it will get used on a future project. :embarassed:
     
  16. knedrgr

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    Duh! Look like you'll have to get a new frame to build a new gun. :rofl:
     
  17. BuckyP

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    Yep, just let all the stuff accumulate until it's a no brainer. When I put this together, the only thing I needed to buy was the frame, safety, trigger, and plunger tube.

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    Nice. I hope to accumulate enough parts and then just put together a "spare" gun later. :supergrin: