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Old 02-12-2018, 12:00 PM
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Default What 1911 parts are you guys using?

Iíve done 3 complete overhauls and customs and have used all Wilson Combat parts. Thinking of maybe trying something different.

What parts are you guys using? All one brand or mix match? Any particular safety you prefer over another?
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:22 PM
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I'm not a smith, but I use EGW Gun Parts for 1911 parts.
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Egw, kings, wilson.
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All of my 11 1911s have this:

10-8 performance: slide stop, rear sight, hammer, flat trigger, recoil spring guide, pins, grips, magazine catch.

Wilson Combat: Bulletproof tactical ambi thumb safety, recoil plug

Wolff: Springs

Mars: Mainspring housing with extension

But that's just me.
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Wilson, Ed Brown, and Chip McCormick
EGW for pins, screws, bushing etc
Barrels are BarSto
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I like every EGW part I’ve ever gotten.
Ed Brown and Nighthawk magwells.
And ANYTHING from John Harrison.
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Old 02-13-2018, 8:48 AM
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Cylinder & Slide ignition kits and springs on all my competition guns. Anything else, ranging from EGW, Ed Brown, WC and such to cheap stuff from Sarco and Numrich on "fun" guns.
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EGW, Ed Brown (barstock) Wilson (barstock) and lately Limited-10 Machine (L10 Machine) parts.
I have an issue paying almost as much for MIM parts as barstock parts, so I almost always go for barstock, and I really like Ed Brown and EGW parts. L10 parts are made in short runs, and being low-volume can be a bit harder to come by, but thier parts are really well made and worth every penny.
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Like others have said, I'm fond of EGW. I'm sure there are other parts that are good, but I've been so satisfied with EGW, I haven't bothered to even look.
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EGW
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https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/
Will not use Wilson FLGRs, since I saw one fail on a 6K custom built 1911.
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Another vote for EGW and Harrison Design.

Has anyone else noticed WC Thumb Safeties (not bulletproof) having bent pins?
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I use the Wilson Bullet Proof (billet) ignition parts. They have been long lasting and reliable.
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For those of you that never tried Harrison Design parts I highly recommend you do.

Grip safety allows seamless fit pretty much everywhere. For over cut tangs the EGW grip safety helps with its .245" radius, and Harrison Design helps more with .240"
I know Pklin has fit some too. I will see if I can dig up a couple of pictures.

Slide stops are perfect shape and dimensionally exactly what you would want.

Thumb safety thumb pad is positioned really well and allows to be fitted to prevent overtravel when in fire position. The pins measure .1555" consistently so they don't wobble.

True Radius sear is pretty great too. Very consistent pull all the way through the sear disengaging the hammer.
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Just got Harrison Design parts in for my build. Pretty much everything he offers. Going with EGW for ambi-thumb safety (lefty) and deciding on magwell.
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Rock Tactical 1911
Harrison Design True Radius Hammer, Sear, & Disconnector
Ed Brown barrel
Novak white dot sights

Springfield Mil Spec
Harrison Design True Radius Hammer, Sear, Disconnector
PSA dropin barrel
Smith and Alexander beaver tail grip safety
MGW high visibility white dot sights
Rock Island Tactical ambidextrous safety
Unknown brand adjustable trigger

Detonics(Essex made frame)
Cylinder and Slide shop hammer and sear
Unknown brand adjustable trigger
Sig 1911 ambidextrous safety

The Harrison Design setups were used as drop ins, and one can feel the difference in the trigger pull between the two frames. The Springfield frame having a lighter pull than the Rock frame, even though the Springfield has a much heavier hammer spring weight for use with 10mm.
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Thanks for all the input fellas
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Another vote for EGW and Harrison Design.

Has anyone else noticed WC Thumb Safeties (not bulletproof) having bent pins?

MV, I used the Harrison Retro thumb safety for my current build, the one I fitted the Derr grip safety to, and the thumb safety pin was bent. The bent was minor, but I was scratching my head towards the end of the fitting wondering why the grip safety was not smooth throughout its travel when the thumb safety was used at the end of the fitting, but was fine if I used a gauge pin... Once I bent the pin slightly, voila the problem was fixed... Glad I didn't keep filing on the frame tangs or elsewhere thinking they were the problem...

Regardless, that was one minor problem with one part, after two years and countless Harrison parts. I would build a whole gun with their parts but some other manufacturer's parts just "fit" me better.
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MV, I used the Harrison Retro thumb safety for my current build, the one I fitted the Derr grip safety to, and the thumb safety pin was bent. The bent was minor, but I was scratching my head towards the end of the fitting wondering why the grip safety was not smooth throughout its travel when the thumb safety was used at the end of the fitting, but was fine if I used a gauge pin... Once I bent the pin slightly, voila the problem was fixed... Glad I didn't keep filing on the frame tangs or elsewhere thinking they were the problem...

Regardless, that was one minor problem with one part, after two years and countless Harrison parts. I would build a whole gun with their parts but some other manufacturer's parts just "fit" me better.
That is good to know. Did you contact him about the bent pin? This is the first time I am seeing someone having this issue with HD thumb safeties.
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That is good to know. Did you contact him about the bent pin? This is the first time I am seeing someone having this issue with HD thumb safeties.

I haven't... He has recently been dealing with health issues and I didn't want to pile on more stress, lol...

I did also measure the pin in several places and it is a consistent .154 end to end. Just wanted to rule out possible high spots in the pin as the culprit.
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Ed Brown for the:
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Grip Safety, MSH, FP, Spring and Pin Kit.

Wilson for the:
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Extended Slide Stop.
Extended Thumb Safety (they are the only ones that I have seen that
use a thick/correct lobe area where the Safety Plunger makes contact
with the Thumb Safety which give you a correct, positive, and reliable
Thumb Safety).

EGW for the:
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Ejector, Extractor, High Ride Mag Release, Barrel Bushing (if needed),
Grip Bushings with Screws.

Cylinder & Slide for the:
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4 Lbs. Ignition Kit.

Caspian or Leas Baer for the:
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Slide.

Kart for the:
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Barrel Kit.

Harrett for the:
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Full Checkered Slim Wood Grips.


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