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I've been trying to find a way to ask this diplomatically due to their high price and haven't been successful so, what's up with these shoddily-fitted Dan Wesson Beavertail Grip-Safeties?

So far I've seen three of these, two online and one a friend brought to me for some work. It looks for all the world like they just rammed the tangs into a Vertical Sander, filed the meeting edge on the Grip safety flat, fitted the bow-release and called it good. On two of them, the lines on the top of the grip-safety and the tangs weren't even blended even.

At the price-point of these 1911s( Starting around $1,600.00), this is horrible!

I'll try to post some pics of these.
 

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Sarge, I have never seen one up close and personal. Your description is enough to make me cringe, though, especially at $1,600! :shock:

Yeah, please post some pics if you can. Sometimes I like to give myself something to mutter under my breath and pound the table about. :rolleyes:
 

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For only $1600 you expected hand fitted parts by someone who knew what they were doing?
 

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Here's a pic he just sent me, doesn't look as bad from this angle but, you can still see what I'm talking about.



The meeting edges were cut square and almost no blending of the top and bottom. And, if you look real close you can see where they didn't blend the underside.
 

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To be brutally honest, I've never thought that Ed Brown was very good at installing his own beavertails. It has only gotten worse since he changed the profile. My advice for any semi-custom shop would be to avoid them altogether, and use a different grip safety that is easier to fit and blend.
 

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I agree to a point Dan but, I don't think the Safety itself is the problem. I fitted one to my Rock Island and it came out okay. AAMOF, much better than the crew at DW did on the subject gun.

This is an Ed Brown Beavertail with Memory-Bump on my RIA.


however, I tend to agree with you on the DWs, they should try the CMC(McCormick) out. Easier to fit.
 

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The difference is that you took your time to do it properly. What would that time have cost an employer?
 

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True Dan but, my gun doesn't come with a $1,700.00+ Pricetag either.
 
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