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Offline S281

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Grip safety on DW 1911s
« on: February 16, 2018, 09:12:06 PM »
Why do they have so much slop and rattle? That's my only complaint with DW. I have a Valor and specialist that were built 5 years apart and both have the exact same fitting grip safety. Still love the guns and in no way affects anything, but if I'm being a 1911 snob, that's my only gripe.

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Re: Grip safety on DW 1911s
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 06:51:26 AM »
I have a recently purchased Valor and used to have an older CCO.I can't say that the grip safeties on my examples were any more loose fitting that any other 1911 I've owned. I think some of the Springfields I've had were looser and Colt's are just plain sloppy.

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Re: Grip safety on DW 1911s
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 10:13:12 PM »



You can fix the rattle by adjusting the sear spring's right side "finger" to apply more tension to the grip safety. There are many videos out there on this. Or take it to any competent gunsmith and they'll fix it for you.


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Offline puddintame

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Re: Grip safety on DW 1911s
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 12:36:14 PM »
the guardian I just bought has no slop or rattle at all. its nice and tight

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Re: Grip safety on DW 1911s
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 01:20:08 PM »
You can fix the rattle by adjusting the sear spring's right side "finger" to apply more tension to the grip safety.

^^This^^

Bend it a little at a time.  Reassemble and check to see how much it has changed.  Just know that bending the spring out more will require more pressure to deactivate the grip safety as well.