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    Wilson Combat aftermarket parts

    Good morning, all. I am looking at pivking up some aftermarket WC parts for my PT1911, specifically a new hammer, hammer bar, ambidextrous safety, and trigger. Does anyone have any experience with these parts and do they require any fitting/smithing to fit correctly? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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    I'd say it's about a 50/50 chance that some fitment will be required. I installed a Wilson Combat extended thumb safety and slide release on my PT1911 with no issue but the hammer required a wee bit of filing.
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    well IF fitting isn't required for a particular pistol then why would the part or function be any better than the factory parts???
    myself I want any 1911 part to require fitting or there really isn't much need in me replacing it.
    Just my opinion and we know how that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ego788 View Post
    Good morning, all. I am looking at pivking up some aftermarket WC parts for my PT1911, specifically a new hammer, hammer bar, ambidextrous safety, and trigger. Does anyone have any experience with these parts and do they require any fitting/smithing to fit correctly? Any insight is greatly appreciated.

    If you are going to replace hammer and trigger you should also replace the sear, might as well throw in the disconnector and then that is the whole firing control group. Yes there will be fitting required, even if you get lucky and a part drops in it most likely is not at optimal performance. If a thumb safety dropped in without any fitting I would be leary.
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    As a general rule, Wilson has a history of not being compatible with the PT-1911.

    If you want to replace the fire control assembly, a kit from Cylinder & Slide would be better.

    BTW, Rule #1 of the 1911 is that all parts need fitting. No such thing as a drop-in part for a 1911, not even the grips. If you get a part that does drop-in, either you are extremely lucky, or the part is undersize and may fail.
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

 

 

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