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Sometimes the beavertail gaps to the frame from the factory on loaded, TRP, Range Officer models. One solution is to fit a Wilson to it. Anybody care to share pics about how putting Wilson on it looked and the fitting required?
 

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For a production pistol, my SAs have pretty nice fitting grip safeties. The only way to really have a tighter fitting grip safety, is to perhaps go with a little over sized one from Smith & Alexander and fit to the frame. IMHO, I think it would be a lot of work and money for a small return in aesthetics.
 

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Smith &Alexander makes one that drops right in

I called them and they told me they make nothing which could be fit to an SA loaded gun.
 

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These are the only posts online I can find showing this kind of work. . .

Post #1 - TRP

Post #2 - S&A
 

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I believe the Springfield is a copy of the Wilson. They told me they use Wilsons on the Custom Shop stuff. A Wilson may be able to be fit a little closer, but an oversize EGW or some welding would be the best bet.
 

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I just got a Wilson for my MC OP. There is still a small gap so I have a friend who is going to TIG it up so I can get a tight fit.
 

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I called them and they told me they make nothing which could be fit to an SA loaded gun.
That's pretty much what I was eluding to in my earlier post. You'll need to go with a .220 radius grip safety and then fit it to the frame. Lots of file fitting and blending...
 

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I put a wilson on mine and it's still gapped.
I should have paid to have it welded up and refit when I had all the other work done but it's done now so it will just have to be.
 

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They still look better than some Colts.
 

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Factory cut Sprinfield frames use the "Wilson" radius. Nothing on the market besides a Wilson will fit. Unfortunately the only way to get a nice snug fit on a Springfield is to have the tangs welded and then re-fit the GS.

That's one of the first things I look for when looking at springfields because some come with a great fitting GS and others come with nasty gaps. I have seen TRPs with nasty ill fitting grip safeties.
 

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I bought a Wilson which was a good match to fit it to the Springfield Loaded.

I will start a new post to discuss fitting this.
 
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