You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum >

College Student 1911

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2010, 11:03 PM   #21
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
65ss's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5

Nice looking 1911. those are some nice looking grips.
65ss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 01:31 AM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
DrumJunkie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1619 Times on 945 Posts
Likes Given: 1894


Those buffers don't do a whole lot of good unless you have a weakened spring or you are using some hot ammo. They wont have any down side..It's just the weapon was designed to do what it does with standard ammo so it should be OK. I use them on some of mine just because I have them I guess It's good to keep an extra spring around. you can use it to compare your working spring and if it gets to where it's shorter by 2-3 coils you will want to change it. A standard 1911 spring is 16# in a PT1911. I use 18's in most mine though. It just keeps things a little tighter when it's in lock up. I reload most my range ammo and it's a little hot sometimes too. The 16# spring is plenty good for most applications. Bar-stow makes great aftermarket barrels. You should never be able to shoot out the barrel is in it. Now should your kids be able to as long as you are using non corrosive manufactured ammo. BUT, Taurus says they use a match grade barrel. I question this a little being it looks like a standard barrel with the standard link and pin to me. I will say the lock up is pretty good on the PT1911. It is tighter than my Springer Mil Spec was. So if you're getting good groups now you might not want to look that direction. And if I was building a custom target weapon I don't know if I'd use that frame. I really want to torture the ones I have with several thousand more rounds before I say it's as good a frame as I could get elsewhere for such a project.
DrumJunkie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 01:50 AM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ronnies1965's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 10

Very nice looking gun. I have the RIA 1911 Tactical. I am putting a Storm Lake match barrel in mine. Check them out, and Bar-Sto as well. Bar-Sto has a long waiting list right now though.
ronnies1965 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Purchasing Firearms - International student in Montana Hetzig Legal and Activism 10 04-06-2010 05:34 AM
College student with sword skullcrusher The Club House 28 09-19-2009 08:18 AM
College student kills home invader Gojubrian The Club House 29 05-11-2009 06:32 PM