Drop in parts for 1911's-Wilson combat?-Ed Brown?-Chip McCormick?


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sonny
December 31, 2002, 04:53 PM
All good but who's you're personal favorite?...any others that have served you well?

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HSMITH
December 31, 2002, 04:58 PM
All are very high quality. I like the Wilson beavertail, but there is no functional difference between them. Buy what suits your hand and eye.

TooTaxed
December 31, 2002, 05:59 PM
A Clark trigger on my Norinco .45 has really helped make it a tack-driver! Now my favorite .45...:)

dacinokc
January 1, 2003, 03:38 AM
My personal favorite has always been the Ed Brown parts, par excellence for the money, outstanding fit and tolerences, and best construction on the market!:cool:

martin
January 1, 2003, 10:15 PM
It really depends. Some of the Clark stuff I prefer over the others and likewise with Wilson, Brown, or McCormicks. It really boils down to what your personal preference is. It can get pricey buying 3 or 4 of everything and then shipping the rest back. Ask me, I know. AND, Brownells is pretty cool about that too.

Kestrel
January 1, 2003, 10:29 PM
dacinokc,

Can you tell us what is better about the construction of the Ed Brown parts compared to the Wilson parts? I'd like to know myself.

I think all the McCormick parts are MIM now. I know most of the Wilson and Brown top-end parts are tool steel.

Thanks,
Steve

Wildalaska
January 1, 2003, 11:23 PM
We use a lot of Ed Brown parts over the others mention just because we feel tolerances are better...

For fire control parts we use C&S....

SouthpawShootr
January 2, 2003, 12:04 AM
I've only done this 2x, both with Wilson parts. I just wanted to get beavertail grip safties put in for less than $125. I bought the drop-in parts and, guess what, they didn't drop in. Had to pay $25 to have a gunsmith fit them to the guns. Still I think all said and done I paid about $75 parts/shipping/labor and it was a good deal. Cost me $150 (part and installation) to have a beavertail put in on my Government model years ago. The frame had to be milled, but this guy did an awesome job, the best work I've ever seen.

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