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    Wilson Combat Firing Pin Length

    Purchased a Wilson Combat firing pin to replace the one in my RIA full size 1911. The Wilson pin is shorter than the RIA firing pin. Did not measure it (yes, I need to get a set of calipers) but it is definitely shorter.

    I did not install the Wilson pin not knowing if there was any concerns. Wouldn't get to the range for several days to try it.
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    The spec in my Kuhnhausen shop manual says 2.296 -.006, so 2.290 to 2.296 is "in spec". I have to admit I've never measured the pin in any of my Wilsons. Is yours within that range?
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    Wilson uses 9mm firing pins along with .45 ones. You may have gotten the wrong one, pus what does RIA spec for a pin?
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    Note on 1911 firing pins:
    Most 1911 handguns on the market use one of three different diameters of firing pins.
    Standard .45 ACP/USGI 1911 is .093”.
    Most Springfield Armory Pistols use .075”
    Current Production Wilson of all calibers and many others uses a .38 Super/9mm pin regardless of caliber of .065” diameter
    Last edited by SERparacord; 07-01-2013 at 20:50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper46038 View Post
    The spec in my Kuhnhausen shop manual says 2.296 -.006, so 2.290 to 2.296 is "in spec". I have to admit I've never measured the pin in any of my Wilsons. Is yours within that range?
    Looks like I should contact Wilson. The Wilson firing pin measured 2.257" The RIA is 2.288"
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    thats a big differance I would call wilson
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