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Old 01-09-2011, 08:38 PM   #11
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I didn't care, and to be honest I hadn't run that much through her when I got the Wilson Combat guide rod and dropped it in.

The best improvement in performance can be gained by a few professional shooting lessons. Price goes up with those though!
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The 1911a1 is a handgun that can "personalized" to individual tastes. IMO, leave it alone (well, maybe get his name engraved on the slide).
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Lap the slide only if it needs it.

Get some Tripp Research Gen II Cobra Mags for him. Tripp Research, Inc.

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And for the coup de grâce, have Sarge make him a custom set of grips!

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Originally Posted by Ubergopher View Post
Did you notice any improvement at all? I left that one how I got it and the only trouble I've had was when I had an ND with a .40 S&W...

Some googling has revealed to me a bit of a split on if it's necessary or improves performance at all.
i had a guide rod in my springfield 1911a1 for a bit i didnt notice any difference other than a pain taking it apart for cleaning. the one i have is from wilson. i dont think they help or hinder a 1911.
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