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There are deals out there.
I found a Para missing parts for approx $450.
By the time everything was restored, I have about $800 in a decent Super Hawg.

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Accuracy has little to do with the majority of cosmetic swaps/parts mentioned above.

There are three items required for maximum POI = POA.

All three of the following MUST have consistency from shot to shot.

  1. Barrel to slide lug lockup.
  2. Barrel to bushing and bushing to slide fit
  3. Ammo your particular gun covets.

Without the above, all your trigger jobs, pretty finishes, fancy hammers and safeties only empty your wallet.

Want to know the single most important thing you can do to improve your gun's accuracy without changing/modding a single part?

Start reloading, get a chronograph and let the gun talk to you. When you find the load that works, learn how to make 100 rounds exactly alike. Even the most jaded among us would be amazed with this simple change.
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If I were you I would look at a Desert Eagle or a high power revolver for accuracy, 1911 is more of a combat gun than a target or competition gun.

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If I were you I would look at a Desert Eagle or a high power revolver for accuracy, 1911 is more of a combat gun than a target or competition gun.
surely you're not serious about that statement? you think a 1911 can't be a target or competition pistol? what rock have you been hiding under? the 1911 platform has been used for competition and target shooting for years and still is.

besides the skill of the shooter makes a huge difference. a good shooter with a 1911 will make you retract your statement, quickly!
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If I were you I would look at a Desert Eagle or a high power revolver for accuracy, 1911 is more of a combat gun than a target or competition gun.
Jeez Beavis! You are going to get publicly flogged.
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If I were you I would look at a Desert Eagle or a high power revolver for accuracy, 1911 is more of a combat gun than a target or competition gun.
May I remind that the 1911 was one of the Service weapons used in the NRA Bulls-eye competitons http://www.nrahq.org/compete/RuleBooks/Pistol/pst-w03.pdf
Also look at which pistol dominates the USPSA and IPSC competitions.
The 1911 platform is well know for accuracy and reliability.

Full Auto, I have a thread in the general area (the club house) for Senior Members Only. Check it out.
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With your resources I'd build, with mine I'd buy one until I gained more advanced understanding of the system, I'm ilk of the glock generation.

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Accuracy has little to do with the majority of cosmetic swaps/parts mentioned above.

There are three items required for maximum POI = POA.

All three of the following MUST have consistency from shot to shot.
[*]Barrel to slide lug lockup.[*]Barrel to bushing and bushing to slide fit[*]Ammo your particular gun covets.


Without the above, all your trigger jobs, pretty finishes, fancy hammers and safeties only empty your wallet.

Want to know the single most important thing you can do to improve your gun's accuracy without changing/modding a single part?

Start reloading, get a chronograph and let the gun talk to you. When you find the load that works, learn how to make 100 rounds exactly alike. Even the most jaded among us would be amazed with this simple change.
The recommendation for learning how to properly fit the cosmetic parts was given so the OP could first learn to cut his teeth on parts with no effect on accuracy. When a mistake is made, this way it's on a minor part and not a major component of accuracy.
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If I were you I would look at a Desert Eagle or a high power revolver for accuracy, 1911 is more of a combat gun than a target or competition gun.
Never heard of the Colt Gold Cup Model?
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surely you're not serious about that statement? you think a 1911 can't be a target or competition pistol? what rock have you been hiding under? the 1911 platform has been used for competition and target shooting for years and still is.

besides the skill of the shooter makes a huge difference. a good shooter with a 1911 will make you retract your statement, quickly!
I didnt express what i myself well, I was saying that in my opinion 1911's are much better combat firearms than competition or target guns, the firearms I mentioned are more suited for that purpose, I should have made myself more clear, Here is what I meant:

1911's are much better combat guns than target or competition guns, but they are still good for that too, in my opinion Desert Eagles and hi-power revolvers are more geared towards target shooting.
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