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Old 06-06-2011, 21:05   #1
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Beavertail grip safety

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.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:28   #2
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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.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:56   #3
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I like the Smith & Alexanders on SA's
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Smith & Alexander was my choice for the GI

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Old 06-07-2011, 06:56   #5
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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.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:30   #6
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you can have the frame welded up and have an EB grip safety installed.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:59   #7
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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.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:25   #8
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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..
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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.
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I think you'd probably get more return for your money on a high-cut front strap.
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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.
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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!).
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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.
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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.
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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. Oh well, I'm sure it will get used on a future project.
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LOL, yeah found that out the hard way. Bought the EB and the jig, then quickly realized it wasn't going to work. Oh well, I'm sure it will get used on a future project.
Duh! Look like you'll have to get a new frame to build a new gun.
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Duh! Look like you'll have to get a new frame to build a new gun.
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.



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