Originally Posted by junho806
what are some common upgrades for a 1911?
Depending on what condition it was in when you got it, I am not REAL familiar with the RIA out of the box, polishing the feed ramp is usually first in line.
Then a trigger job for street carry 3# to 4# depending on comfort of the user.
Grips are usually something you will experiment with, I probably have 20 sets of various types I have tried before I found some I liked.
Check with the manufacturer on the recoil spring if you want to shoot +P loads. Even my Nighthawks, which came rated for +P, but Nighthawk even recommended upgrading to a stronger spring if I was going to feed a healthy diet of them.
Depending on the type and condition of the safety and hammer, those would be on the list as well.
Basically a good 1911 platform is like your AR - the only real limit to what you can do, is your own pocketbook and your imagination...