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Old 08-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #21
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Yeah thanks Bart that helped me quite a bit. I am thinking of getting the same one just to test it out, and I only shoot FMJ 230 grains. Did u notice a slight accuracy difference though? And is it possible to use it with a GI plug?
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Yes, I did notice a slight increase in accuracy w/mine due to the fit being tighter than the factory bushing. But remember, mine is the N (Imbel, Brazil assembled) Loaded and your is the NM (US assembled) Loaded. You have the better fitted SS bushing (which I believe is the same match bushing used on the Range Officer). I do not think that you would see the same increase in accuracy as mine (because yours should already be that accurate).

Also no, you cannot use the GI plug with the Wilson comp. You have to purchase a new shorter (Wilson) FLGR plug (ie with the hole in it). Or you can cut/shorten the factory plug. I purchased the shorter Wilson one. So along with the Comp, Plug and new Wilson 2pc FL Guide Rod (have to get that to get the shorter plug) - I was out around $100 bucks with shipping (maybe slightly more). Haveing done this & looking back in hindsight, I agree with the others who say to spend that money on practice rounds.

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I can see that the conversion is about over but, here's my 0.02 compensation my be cool and hollywood. But if you ever shoot@ night you night vision will be compromised. Just say'n
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Damn i was so curious because I see competitive shooters have it on their 1911's.
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And most competitive shooters do not use the .45, Most will use a smaller caliber that has more speed than the .45.
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Hmmmmm maybe 1911 9 mm?
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And most competitive shooters do not use the .45, Most will use a smaller caliber that has more speed than the .45.
or if they do use 45 they use reallllly light bullets going a lot faster than a 230grn. thats got more to do wth why they dont have much recoil than anything the compensator does.
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Hmmmmm maybe 1911 9 mm?
Back when I was shooting competition, we had limited access to ammo and the ones that were the "rage" were .38Supers.

I was overseas and the 9X23 dillon was not available.
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What are some bullets that help accuracy for me if I already shoot tight groups at 10 yards?
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Try speer lawman
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What are some bullets that help accuracy for me if I already shoot tight groups at 10 yards?
Lead bullets in wadcutter or semi wadcutter are usually pretty accurate in 1911s if your pistol will feed them. Full wadcutters are about like feeding empty cases.

They can be tough to find in shelf ammo but readily available for reloaders if you dont make your own lead castings. Altho some ranges womt let you shoot unjacketed lead nowadays
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