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Thread: Wilson Professional Upgrades

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    Wilson Professional Upgrades

    I got the parts in today that I ordered from Wilson, and installed them in my 9mm Wilson Professional this afternoon.

    The single thumb safety that I replaced the ambi with took about 15 minutes to fit. Then I had to remove the mainspring housing, and remove the internals from that to put in the one piece MSH/mag well I then installed. I also ordered some flat-bottomed Wilson starburst G10 stocks (made by VZ) to mate up properly with the new mag well and MSH.

    Both the thumb safety and one piece mag well are bullet proof stainless parts, so I had to have them coated in OD green Armor Tuff finish by Wilson before the order shipped. I knew that the new finish probably wouldn’t be an exact match for the 14 year old finish on the pistol (it wasn’t), but it’s a fair match, and I like it better that just using stainless or blued parts.

    A bit over a month ago, I received a new 9mm Wilson ACP (American Combat Pistol) for T&E, and to write a review of the pistol, which just came out on the M1911.ORG e-zine in the last day or two. Anyway, shooting the ACP for several weeks got me in the mood to start shooting a 1911 in IDPA again. That’s when I decided to make the upgrades to my old Professional.

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    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    Spyros (1st March 2020)


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    Very nice. I do like the Professionals, they just seem to have the best balance for me.
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    Rick McC. (29th February 2020)


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    That's a very clean, good-looking gun. I imagine it would do great in IDPA—among other things.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter
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    Rick McC. (1st March 2020)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros View Post
    That's a very clean, good-looking gun. I imagine it would do great in IDPA—among other things.
    Yes Sir, it does:

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    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

    IDPA Certified Safety Officer

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    I think the scientific term for that is 'dandy'!
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Rick McC. (3rd March 2020)


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