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Old 08-25-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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I have a stainless steel Springfield Mil-spec 1911 A1. Im very pleased with this model and was just wondering what I could possibly do to make it stand out even more. Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 08-25-2011, 01:42 AM   #2
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What is it about that beautiful pistol you want to change?

Grips are an easy change, other things may require some 'smith work.

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maybe some nice wood grips then let your shot groups speak for ya

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cant see your sights very good but if they are mil-spec, i would change em. maybe the hammer. nothing that would really improve the gun just my personal likes.

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How many rounds do you have through it? If you don't have at least 500 rounds though it yet, don't change a thing. With the exception of the grips if you so desire.

Google 1911 grips and your head will spin.

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Ca357 is correct, afterwards, maybe get some night sights, cocobolo wood grips with cross cannon from springfield, skeletal hammer, skeletal 3 hole trigger? mine is like that hehe.

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I like the grips you have on it now. ^shrugs^

I would invest in several (3) cases of ammo so you'll need ~$900 for that.

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I have a stainless steel Springfield Mil-spec 1911 A1. Im very pleased with this model and was just wondering what I could possibly do to make it stand out even more. Any advice is appreciated.
My basic requirenments for a carry .45 are a beavertail grip safety (Yes I get hammer bitten) which usually means a commander type hammer too. A flat MSH becaues it fits my hand better. An extended thumb safety because I like resting my thumb on it when I shoot my 1911s, and last but not least a good set of "easy to pick up in poor light" sights which usually means three dots or tritium and they have to be of a "carry against my skin" friendly so no thin bladed adjustables.
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What is the mainspring housing made from on yours? My 2 Kimbers (both about $1000) ended up having a plastic crappy mainspring housing. I plan on changing those to aluminum or steel and my grips to slimline aluminum.

But then, mine already has the trigger, hammer, grip safety, sights, etc.

How about getting a safety lever that's a bit more stout for easier actuation?

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What is the mainspring housing made from on yours? My 2 Kimbers (both about $1000) ended up having a plastic crappy mainspring housing. I plan on changing those to aluminum or steel and my grips to slimline aluminum.

But then, mine already has the trigger, hammer, grip safety, sights, etc.

How about getting a safety lever that's a bit more stout for easier actuation?
Oh CRAP I forgot about those. All my 1911s now wear slim grips. I got them for the Wilson and after I tried them bough sets for the rest of them.
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