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finz50
06-10-2010, 12:49
Bought my first 1911 the other day (SA parkerized Mil-Spec). Took it out this week and got the dreaded hammer bite (ouch!). Looking at adding a beaver tail grip to help keep it from happening again.

Was looking at a Wilson Drop-In to add to my gun. Found one at MidwayUSA http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=954488. Didn't know if anyone has any experience installing one or not and could maybe answer a few questions I had.

Do you have to replace the factory spur hammer with the commander hammer? Is it truly a "drop in" part? I have no desire to grind away the frame just to install the grip. Was hoping to pop out a couple of pins and have the new grip installed in 30 minutes or so.

Thoughts?

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:53
yes, the hammer would need to be replaced. also there will be a gap between the grip safety and the frame. if you use the Wilson grip safety for a Commander, the gap is reduced, but still there.

bac1023
06-10-2010, 12:56
Yes, the hammer must be replaced to work with a beavertail.



oops, it looks like Quack beat me to it. :embarrassed:


...just like he did with the Remington R1. :rofl:

Quack
06-10-2010, 12:56
http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv136/MoHawke/SA/LGrip.jpg

Hokie1911
06-10-2010, 13:09
http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv136/MoHawke/SA/LGrip.jpg

Function > Form. :supergrin:

Quack
06-10-2010, 13:11
Function > Form. :supergrin:

then why do you want a new trigger in the Cbob? :tongueout:

Hokie1911
06-10-2010, 13:16
then why do you want a new trigger in the Cbob? :tongueout:

Why do all of your pistols have flat triggers? :tongueout:

Quack
06-10-2010, 13:20
Why do all of your pistols have flat triggers? :tongueout:

because the flat trigger's work better for me.
also bac1023 is starting to like them too and when he talks, people listen :rofl:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.bloggingstocks.com/media/2008/06/ef-hutton-200a060308.jpg

bac1023
06-10-2010, 13:26
because the flat trigger's work better for me.
also bac1023 is starting to like them too and when he talks, people listen :rofl:



:rofl:

That's funny.

I do like them actually. I think my favorites though, are the short, solid aluminum triggers, like this one on my Unertl. :)


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/009-4.jpg



In fact, I ordered the same trigger for my upcoming Morris. :cool:

CMG
06-10-2010, 15:28
because the flat trigger's work better for me.
also bac1023 is starting to like them too and when he talks, people listen :rofl:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.bloggingstocks.com/media/2008/06/ef-hutton-200a060308.jpg

Triggers with no holes and no curves?!

How gauche! :tongueout:

CMG
06-10-2010, 15:30
Bought my first 1911 the other day (SA parkerized Mil-Spec). Took it out this week and got the dreaded hammer bite (ouch!). Looking at adding a beaver tail grip to help keep it from happening again.

Was looking at a Wilson Drop-In to add to my gun. Found one at MidwayUSA http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=954488. Didn't know if anyone has any experience installing one or not and could maybe answer a few questions I had.

Do you have to replace the factory spur hammer with the commander hammer? Is it truly a "drop in" part? I have no desire to grind away the frame just to install the grip. Was hoping to pop out a couple of pins and have the new grip installed in 30 minutes or so.

Thoughts?

A beavertail grip safety is required on any 1911 I would buy.

Along with replacing the hammer, the grip safety itself *may* need fitting to your pistol. The tab that blocks trigger movement may need a bit of filing to allow the trigger bow to slide under it when the grip safety is depressed.

Tactical black
06-10-2010, 15:38
:rofl:

That's funny.

I do like them actually. I think my favorites though, are the short, solid aluminum triggers, like this one on my Unertl. :)


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/009-4.jpg



In fact, I ordered the same trigger for my upcoming Morris. :cool:

Did you ever find new grips for this one? :dunno:

Nestor
06-10-2010, 16:15
You can go cheaper than that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/Norinco/P1030769-1.jpg

It was like $19 or so...

Jason D
06-10-2010, 19:25
Let us also not forget that the sear would need to be mated to the new hammer.