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Olympus 01-01-2012 06:18 PM

My Taurus Customization
 
I've had the stainless PT1911 since back when they first came out. The gun has simply been amazing. I've put about 5500 rounds through it so far and haven't had any problems. But I've really used and abused the gun and it looked a little worse for wear. So I decided to put a little money back into the gun and get it back to looking good and to make some changes that I like to see on my 1911s.

First thing I did was remove the HUGE billboards! I completely sanded off all of the lettering on the sides of the slide. This made a huge difference in the appearance of the gun. Then I got rid of the ambi-safety and swapped it for an Ed Brown wide single-safety. I pitched the stupid Taurus "lockable" hammer and replaced it with a skeletonized hammer. I replaced the front sight with a Hi-Viz fiber optic sight. And I replaced the rear sight with an adjustable target sight with white outline. I had to have the slide milled to accept the rear sight that I wanted, but it turned out great. Then I sent the whole thing to my gunsmith for a satin bead blast finish instead of the polished flats/satin rounds that the gun came with. The results are better than I could have hoped for.

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towboater 01-01-2012 06:38 PM

Darn fine job. Ya made it a beauty!!

Axxe55 01-01-2012 07:13 PM

WOW!!! i like it, very nice looking and you did a very good job on it. :D

Olympus 01-01-2012 07:18 PM

Thanks fellas!

MrWray 01-01-2012 07:59 PM

Nice job,she looks good

Olympus 01-01-2012 08:21 PM

Definitely better than a box stock version. I'm anxious to try the new sights out.

Ruzai 01-19-2012 04:29 AM

I'm in the middle of redoing my PT1911 duo-tone and hoping the dress it to the 9s and make it as reliable as any other 1911.
I'll be doing it mostly by myself under supervision of instructors who do this stuff for the Denver PD.

I'm guessing since you swapped the hammer you did some trigger work? (I'm in the middle of doing the same thing for a better trigger pull)
My PT1911 had god-awful vertical play in the original trigger so I swapped and fitted it with a Wilson ultra-lite trigger. Tedious but well worth the time.

Just curoius, but does your pistol have ejector clocking? I'm curious to find out since your's is an early model if its got tighter fitting internals than the later versions like mine.

Beautiful grips and finish by the way.

Vigilant1 01-19-2012 07:54 AM

Great job, looks like it will do the job...

Olympus 01-19-2012 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruzai (Post 681577)
I'm in the middle of redoing my PT1911 duo-tone and hoping the dress it to the 9s and make it as reliable as any other 1911.
I'll be doing it mostly by myself under supervision of instructors who do this stuff for the Denver PD.

I'm guessing since you swapped the hammer you did some trigger work? (I'm in the middle of doing the same thing for a better trigger pull)
My PT1911 had god-awful vertical play in the original trigger so I swapped and fitted it with a Wilson ultra-lite trigger. Tedious but well worth the time.

Just curoius, but does your pistol have ejector clocking? I'm curious to find out since your's is an early model if its got tighter fitting internals than the later versions like mine.

Beautiful grips and finish by the way.

Not really any trigger work done on the gun. Just a light polishing of the engagement points. Factory trigger on mine wasn't bad at all.

g17frantz 01-19-2012 01:33 PM

Olympus that thing looks pretty good man.


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