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Old 06-12-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone know who makes the slides and receivers for the Wilson line of 1911s?

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Old 06-13-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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I'm sure Wilson Combat makes there own slides and frames from there factory in Arkansas.

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pretty sure they do also.... One of my best friends works there running a CNC machine... Ill ask him if they fab thier own..

Thier guns are Top Of The Line

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Old 07-14-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Default Slides & Frames:

Wilson's are made by Kimber and Smith & Wesson...thats why S&W finally made their own 1911..they make so many parts for the industry...and the S&W is good !

The Only in house mfg. of slides, frames, AR uppers & lowers is Les Baer.

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Wilson's are made by Kimber and Smith & Wesson...thats why S&W finally made their own 1911..they make so many parts for the industry...and the S&W is good !

The Only in house mfg. of slides, frames, AR uppers & lowers is Les Baer.
According to Kimber, their frames and slides are made by Ruger.
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Interesting - I didn't know that....

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Ruger does the investment castings for lots of people...and most titanium golf clubs......but they dont do the machining.

Wilson doesnt own machines to run slides and frames.

It really doesnt matter who machines them, much more how they are fitted and assembled, and the quality of the parts .

MIM parts used by Kimber...and others are sub-standard to forged and heat treated parts, fitted to a firearm. MIM parts are drop in.

MIM = metal injection molded = metal dust & glue injected into a mold, heated and allowed to cool. Very dimensionally unpredictable in dynamic shring rates.

Plastic mainspring housings are another ready to fail part...used by too many 1911 builders to save $$$.

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Those are all the reasons that I'm saving my coins for a Baer while trying to wear out my Kimber.

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Those are all the reasons that I'm saving my coins for a Baer while trying to wear out my Kimber.
Wearing out the Kimber is not a problem. I've gone through 2 of them. Check your warrenty. They're only covered for one year.

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You won't find ant MIM parts in a Wilson. And they do make many of their own frames -- for the higher end models.

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