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1911 thin dust covers on Wilsons ???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DesertRat, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. DesertRat

    DesertRat New Member

    Mar 3, 2003
    Hey there, quick question for those of you in the know. What differences exist from one 1911 frame to another on the most popular brands of 1911 frames, i.e. Wilson/CMC, Baer, STI, Springfield, Caspian, RRA, etc.

    I ask this as I'm a bit surprised to see that my new Wilson CQB has a SIGNIFACANTLY thinner dust cover than my Les Baer SRP. Eyeballing it makes me believe that there is something like 1/2 the material.

    In fact, if you rap a knuckle hard against the last inch or so of the dust cover nearest the muzzle you can hear contact between the dust cover and slide. :eek:

    This is a little disconcerting as my 5 or so years old Baer SRP is built like a tank vs. a Chevy 3/4 ton HD compared to the Wilson. What gives. Are there any other frame makers with such heavy dust covers?

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