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Old 08-15-2011, 04:59 AM   #11
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All of the semiautos that I have owned have come with FLGR. While I have often read of the belief that a FLGR will prevent the recoil spring from kinking, I have never read of such an occurence. It may be that it is more of a feel-good measure than anything else, but even if not, where is the harm?

In that it makes it quicker to disassemble your 1911, as I have seen demonstrated on one of the TV gun shows, fine. But...unless you are in a gun fight where you must disassemble your 1911 in a hurry - who cares?

I think this is a moot issue; that choice of defensive ammo and your ability to make combat accurate shots is THE issue, although only slightly more important than the price of good beer.

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Lol! Wise words paranoid!

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CA357 sell me that smiley face cap !!!

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All of the semiautos that I have owned have come with FLGR. While I have often read of the belief that a FLGR will prevent the recoil spring from kinking, I have never read of such an occurence. It may be that it is more of a feel-good measure than anything else, but even if not, where is the harm?

In that it makes it quicker to disassemble your 1911, as I have seen demonstrated on one of the TV gun shows, fine. But...unless you are in a gun fight where you must disassemble your 1911 in a hurry - who cares?

I think this is a moot issue; that choice of defensive ammo and your ability to make combat accurate shots is THE issue, although only slightly more important than the price of good beer.
+1 on this...
Either GI style or FLGR is simply a personal preference thing. There is no demonstrated proof or evidence that one way is functionally better or worse than the other.

My SA loaded 1911 came with FLGR and has over 1200 rounds through it and counting. It has never backed out or come loose during shooting but on the other hand I do not believe that it makes my pistol more accurate either. I do think that the pistol's accuracy has a much better chance of improvement by the precision machined (ie measured to very tight fit) barrel bushing that I just had made by EGW.

When I wear out the recoil spring down the road some, I will likely change out to GI style but only for ease of disassembly. This is pretty moot for me and not a big deal.
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1911 ENGRAVED RECOIL SPRING PLUG SKULL #2

These guys sell engraved Spring Plugs.
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Mine's way cooler.

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EGW has them:

Drop-In Monogrammed Barrel Bushing Set: Evolution Gun Works Inc.

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Their's have the bushing plug set that fits to keep the plug upright, correct?

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Thanks mate, but I was lOoking for a happy face one

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Thanks cane you the best!

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