One of the main weaknesses of the original 1911 design is the plunger tube. It’s critical to the functioning of the thumb safety. And should the plunger tube become dislodged, it can lock the safety on. Resulting in a dead gun.
Work arounds and modifications have been tried for years to mitigate the risk. Everything from increasing the number of stakes, to expanding the grip panels to cover the tube, to even having the tube integrally machined into the frame.
All have their drawbacks.
I think Wilson’s dovetail solution is by far the best approach ever done. It’s so well conceived, it eliminates the issue 100%. That’s saying something considering people have looked at the problem for over 100 years.
Bravo, Bill Wilson and Wilson Combat.
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