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S&W 1911 Grip Safety Swap

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by denn1911, Aug 9, 2011.


  1. denn1911

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    Hi Group,

    Does anyone know if there is an alternative to the S&W 1911's black oxide grip safety? I'd like to swap it for a stainless grip safety. When I called S&W, the customer serives reps didn't have any idea.

    Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. knedrgr

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    From the look of it, you should be able to replace it with any 220 radius cut grip safety. This can be a Wilson or Smith & Alexander version. You can also check to see if EGW came out with their 220 radius version. A lot of smiffs are looking forward to the EGW version.
     

  3. denn1911

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    Thanks for the reply. I brought a Smith & Alex. and a Wilson, both series 80 and both 220 radius, to my gunsmith. Neither would engage the safety lever for the safety plunger. He thought that maybe a series 70 Wilson 220 radius would work. I don't think that they make a series 70 only grip safety. Back to the drawing board.
     
  4. BuckyP

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    I ran a Caspian "Dorsal Fin" on mine. Fit wasn't as nice as factory, but it worked pretty well.