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Old 07-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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The plain Kimber stock magazines aren't the best for sure. But not all Kimber mags suck. the Kimber TacPro mags are pretty nice and that's what I use in mine every day. I personally haven't used the Wilson 47D mags but most folks sat they are the best mags hands down. I'm going to order a couple to see what all the craze is about.

Very nice build and congrats!
Thanks. I got TacPro and they are nice, but Sigs are better finished. I will get some Wilson. I am impressed so far with everything I got from them.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #12
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Nice looking gun. I went all black with mine also, but ended up adding some fancy grips.
Really nice piece! I decided to get Strike at the end due to lack of funds but they are very decent.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #13
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I enjoyed every minute. And the final package is better than I envisioned. I wanted a dark 1911 pistol.

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Wilson Combat back safety, main spring housing (complete), hammer pin
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Nice gun. You forgot to make the trigger black! It kinda sticks out like a sore thumb!
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I own a few 1911's and ALL the triggers are silver. I can see why he did away with the black trigger. They are ugly!!

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Yes, the Kimber mags that come with the pistols are different than what you can buy spare, which are better. That is why I chose those. I will certainly get some Wilson and some Sig.
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Thanks. I got TacPro and they are nice, but Sigs are better finished. I will get some Wilson. I am impressed so far with everything I got from them.
I think the one I have is a TacPro.. I'll have to dig out the packaging.. Hmm

Either way, your pistol looks great!!!
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Your 1911 came out looking good. I like the silver trigger a lot better than I would a black one. Personally I've never had an issue with the Kimber mags that I own.

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The plain Kimber stock magazines aren't the best for sure. But not all Kimber mags suck. the Kimber TacPro mags are pretty nice and that's what I use in mine every day. I personally haven't used the Wilson 47D mags but most folks sat they are the best mags hands down. I'm going to order a couple to see what all the craze is about.

Very nice build and congrats!
I've got a Wilson mag that's never worked in any of my 1911's. Not sure if I got a bad one or not but it won't work in 4 different Kimbers and an Ed Brown.

My hands down favorite mags are from Ed Brown. I'd like to get my hands on a few more of them.
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Nice gun. You forgot to make the trigger black! It kinda sticks out like a sore thumb!
I honesty could not find any black triggers that were really nice. I wish Ed brown had black anodized aluminum triggers. But the barrel is still stainless, so when the gun is shooting or open, there is a nice visual impact.
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I own a few 1911's and ALL the triggers are silver. I can see why he did away with the black trigger. They are ugly!!
Yes, that WAS the main reason! The black triggers are ugly and looked wimpy. The original was black and sucked big time.
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Looks like a great build, I went with an od green duracoat on the slide, trigger, etc

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