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Old 08-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #11
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NICE! Yep, that is the same one I have. To tell you the truth, I like that version better than most of the more fancy 1911's.

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That's everything you need right there! How does it shoot?

Range report!!!

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For $500?!?! I would have bought that all day and twice on Sunday. That is a great deal in these parts as well.

Where is my Range Report?!?!

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Old 08-30-2009, 09:45 PM   #14
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Very nice piece dr.,,,, enjoy and like the fellows have stated,,, put alot of rounds through the arm to give it a good break in,, clean often,,, before deciding how and ,, if,,, there are any alterations you would want to make.
You will be more able to determine better what options you would get the most enjoyment from,, if any.

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Very nice.

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That's everything you need right there! How does it shoot?

Range report!!!
I just got it yesterday!! Geez! As soon as the boss lets me out to shoot it I'll post a report.

I'm going to try and get my Mom to watch my 5 month old for a few hours on tuesday so I can go to the range.
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Need a bit of advice, one thing I want to do is do something with the recoil spring to tame it, I was thinking about getting a "Wilson Combat 1-Piece Full Length Recoil Spring Guide Rod with Recoil Spring Plug 1911 Government Stainless Steel". Does anyone have any experience with these? Will it help at all??

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What are you trying to tame out? The recoil? Or the snap of the slide?

If you are shooting high pressure loads, I would recommend a higher rated recoil spring to ease the wear and tear on the weapon. I don't think you need to dump the whole recoil guide rod though, unless you have one of the small, stubby ones and want a full length.

Can you post a picture of what you have in the weapon now?

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Tame the spring itself. Its just the standard gov't spring and its hard to re-assemble and it seems to make the slide difficult to slide all the way back at first when re-installing it, like it gets caught. I don't see any bends or kinks it it though.

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You said this is your first 1911. My suggestion is to get used to it in its stock configuration, spring and all. The spring will work in after some time.

Give it a really good cleaning and lube it well. Make sure the slide rails are well lubed. Then shoot the hell out of it. Clean and repeat.

I assure you that after some hundreds of rounds and a number of cleanings, it will smooth out nicely.

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