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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sureshot, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. sureshot

    sureshot

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    does the drop in beavertail grip safety offered by midway and other distributors actually just drop in??
    is there such a thing?
    i really dont want to have to have my frame cut to fit just would be alot easier if they made em universal but anyways
    thanks
    sureshot
     
  2. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    Nothing except the grips are 'drop in' on a 1911. Replacement parts might fit but they should be 'fitted' for safety and reliability.
     

  3. ambluemax

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    If you are going to spend the money, spend the extra to have on fitted properly. You'll be happier in the end.
     
  4. zdragon23c

    zdragon23c s&w&me

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    WilsonCombat offers two drop in beavertail grip safeties...one for the govt. and one for the commander. Order a commander drop in GS if you got a SA GI or milspec. Minor fitting is required to line up the thumb safety hole. All you need is a needle file.
     
  5. myanof

    myanof

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    My gun smith charged me $20 to fit my Wilson Beavertail, and it was well worth it to me. I installed and fitted everthing else myself.

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  6. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

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    To get a proper fit without gaps, it must be fitted to the tangs.
     
  7. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Yup!

    Nothing "drops in", other than grips maybe.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    True dat.
     
  9. R*E

    R*E

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    I bought a drop in from Wilson for my Commander. It took about 2 hours of filing for it to drop in. I filed the safety instead of the frame.