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Bowtie
06-06-2011, 21:05
Which manufacturer provides the highest ride?

Or do they pretty much all produce about the same results?

Wilsons High ride appears to have a higher grip in the pic but its hard to tell..

Any suggestions? SA Loaded.

knedrgr
06-07-2011, 05:28
If you have the SA Loaded, then the Wilson or Smith & Alexander are your most popular options. Can't do EB, since it's a different radius.

Or you can check with EGW to see where they're at with coming out with a GS for the SA 1911. There are A LOT of people waiting for this to come out.

lsbbigdog
06-07-2011, 05:56
I like the Smith & Alexanders on SA's

faawrenchbndr
06-07-2011, 06:50
Smith & Alexander was my choice for the GI

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfields/SpringfieldGIcarrypic.jpg

Jim Watson
06-07-2011, 06:56
But a Loaded already has a beavertail.
To change it out would take a lot of work for a very small change in handhole, if any.

Quack
06-07-2011, 07:30
you can have the frame welded up and have an EB grip safety installed.

samuse
06-07-2011, 08:59
I like the Springfield grip safety quite a bit. Especially on a Springfield gun.

I'm not too big a fan of the Ed Brown type, it does ride a tad bit higher, but the Springfield feels smoother in my hand.

Bowtie
06-07-2011, 10:25
Thanks for the help Guys.. Just wondering if it will provide a higher grip than whats on there and if the difference is worth the cost and time..

Quack
06-07-2011, 13:00
Thanks for the help Guys.. Just wondering if it will provide a higher grip than whats on there and if the difference is worth the cost and time..

shoot one and find out for yourself.
I like the Brown and STI grips safeties, but don't have a problem with the SA grip safety. The Wilson GS doesn't feel as nice (in my hands) as the SA for some reason.

CMG
06-07-2011, 15:40
I think you'd probably get more return for your money on a high-cut front strap.

samuse
06-07-2011, 19:49
The Wilson GS doesn't feel as nice (in my hands) as the SA for some reason.



This is what I've noticed after handling all of 'em many times.

A Springfield grip safety installed by their custom shop is the best feeling one out there. They make the gun feel soft.

brisk21
06-07-2011, 20:12
The Ed Brown is by far the best looking. Its too bad it wont fit my Springfield, I was thinking about having one fitted since the one on my TRP is a bit loose. (one part of the gun that was obviously not hand-fitted!).

Quack
06-07-2011, 20:13
The Ed Brown is by far the best looking. Its too bad it wont fit my Springfield, I was thinking about having one fitted since the one on my TRP is a bit loose. (one part of the gun that was obviously not hand-fitted!).

it'll fit, but you have to have the tangs welded up first.

brisk21
06-07-2011, 22:23
it'll fit, but you have to have the tangs welded up first.


Yeah, not really worth it to me. Thats money Id rather spend on ammo.

BuckyP
06-08-2011, 05:42
If you have the SA Loaded, then the Wilson or Smith & Alexander are your most popular options. Can't do EB, since it's a different radius.


LOL, yeah found that out the hard way. Bought the EB and the jig, then quickly realized it wasn't going to work. :okie: Oh well, I'm sure it will get used on a future project. :embarassed:

knedrgr
06-08-2011, 05:54
LOL, yeah found that out the hard way. Bought the EB and the jig, then quickly realized it wasn't going to work. :okie: Oh well, I'm sure it will get used on a future project. :embarassed:

Duh! Look like you'll have to get a new frame to build a new gun. :rofl:

BuckyP
06-08-2011, 06:39
Duh! Look like you'll have to get a new frame to build a new gun. :rofl:

Yep, just let all the stuff accumulate until it's a no brainer. When I put this together, the only thing I needed to buy was the frame, safety, trigger, and plunger tube.

:supergrin:

http://www.pollardfamily.net/al/ssstinp3a.jpg

knedrgr
06-08-2011, 06:44
Yep, just let all the stuff accumulate until it's a no brainer. When I put this together, the only thing I needed to buy was the frame, safety, trigger, and plunger tube.
:supergrin:


Nice. I hope to accumulate enough parts and then just put together a "spare" gun later. :supergrin: