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Old 12-31-2006, 11:26 AM
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We should have this tutorial post as a sticky, very very well done!

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Old 01-01-2007, 12:20 AM
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Well Done!

That's the best explanation, description and tutorial I've seen on grip safety fitting. Really PRO work! Thanks for taking the time to give us so much detail. And, the photos sold the instruction!

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Old 01-22-2007, 03:06 PM
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VERY Nice how-to posting! I was sent this IM by TGR, and thought I'd write him a HUGE Thank You for doing this!!!

This is VERY much like what I'd like to do with my next 1911...

Great notes & descriptions as well! I didn't realize that you also IDEALLY needed to have your final/permanent Trigger & Thumb Safety in order to more accurately fit the GS to the frame! VERY good post! Thank you!!!

That looks beautiful too!
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:26 PM
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TGR..................
Earlier posts of his illustrated the finest grip safety and magwell work I had ever seen. I mean like 4 years ago!
He inspired me to clean up my act.
My goal became 'to do a grip safety as nice as tgr'.
Rock on, dude! You've been an inspiration!!
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:36 PM
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that is nice work and nice detailing on how to do it
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:35 PM
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TGR..................
Earlier posts of his illustrated the finest grip safety and magwell work I had ever seen. I mean like 4 years ago!
He inspired me to clean up my act.
My goal became 'to do a grip safety as nice as tgr'.
Rock on, dude! You've been an inspiration!!
WOW! Coming from Chuck, that says a lot!

I also like learning 'tricks' like the Aluminum tools to hold the GS in position! Great idea!
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:22 PM
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looks so easy.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:55 AM
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Excellent post and job done. I just use Remington abrasive bore cleaner for the final BT to Frame fit. Nice blending
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:08 AM
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I went looking for information on a drop in grip safety and stumbled on to this. This really needs to be a sticky. Great information.
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:36 PM
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You who asked to have this stickied, it has been copied to 1911 'How To's' & FAQ, the comments deleted, stuck and closed.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:46 PM
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Thank you Jim

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Old 10-09-2007, 12:56 AM
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That IS gorgeous! Are there any photos after refinishing?

I used to think I didn't like beavertails, until I got my RIA Compact that unexpectedly came with one. S'not so bad after all. Having another one installed right now on the GI model, with a Commander hammer.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:56 PM
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Great tutorial thread - one question - what's the purpose of tapering the TS shafts?
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:15 PM
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Great tutorial. I'll have to save this one.....
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:53 AM
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Awesome work. Very detailed photos. Thanks!!!

Hopefully I will be using this thread in a month or so when my Colt Delta Elite arrives.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:45 AM
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It's always nice to see someone that can still use his head and hands to do professional craftmanship work. What type of blasting media do you use?

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:51 PM
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That's really good looking work!

Your jig for setting the radii on the tangs-looks like maybe a #8 machine screw and some kind of spacers...what are the sizes?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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Wilson Combat Protector

Would it be possible to cut down the tangs to match the grip safety for a smooth top side transition? As you can see my gun is stainless steal.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:55 PM
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That's actually pretty easy. Yes, it would certainly be very possible on that gun.


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Would it be possible to cut down the tangs to match the grip safety for a smooth top side transition? As you can see my gun is stainless steal.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:13 PM
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Is the cratex wheel the best thing for blending after sanding?

Where is the best place to get these?
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:31 PM
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I know this thread is old, but check out this recent fit by Jeremy Reid, it's beyond fantastic!

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=370221
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:02 PM
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This has to be the best beavertail fit I have seen so far. Excellent post!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:45 PM
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wow, great info....i have bookmarked this page for when I get started on my build....though you make it look so simple.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:19 AM
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Great tutorial thread - one question - what's the purpose of tapering the TS shafts?
I know this is an old post, but I thought I'd answer it anyway. The purpose behind tapering the shaft is to reduce its diameter so that you can get it through the pivot hole of the GS when it is still too crude of a fit with the frame to be able to insert a full diameter thumb safety shaft through the GS. You need some way of fixing the GS to the frame, located on the TS shaft.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:08 PM
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Good info, I have a Norinco 1911 that I'm slowly getting in shape.
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