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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sonny, Dec 31, 2002.

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  1. sonny

    sonny Member

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    All good but who's you're personal favorite?...any others that have served you well?
     
  2. HSMITH

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    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.
     
  3. TooTaxed

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    A Clark trigger on my Norinco .45 has really helped make it a tack-driver! Now my favorite .45...:)
     
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    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:
     
  5. martin

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    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.
     
  6. Kestrel

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    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
     
  7. Wildalaska

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    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....
     
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    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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