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Old 07-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default What do you like in a "custom 1911"

I currently have my Remington R1s at the gun smith. I love the gun and it shoots great just wanting to personalize it to me I guess. Just wondering what features you guys like in your 1911 and why?
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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The first three things I want:
1. Good sights for what I plan to use it for.
2. Smooth trigger movement. 4lbs pull is good if smooth, 2.5lbs and not smooth is not.
3. No hammer bite. That is the extended grip safety.

Then I go to grips and appearance. I don't need add-ons that are only costing me money and have no benefit to function.
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If your R1 has GI sights, and it's not your EDC, you can easily upgrade to fiber optic/adjustable. The R1 Enhanced comes with those.

Polishing the trigger parts is a 10 minute job for a gunsmith. As far as the grips, it's personal. I like mine look business, not contrasting or too pretty. The stock R1 grips are about right.
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My R1 is getting a trigger and reliability job some night sights and some of the lines and edges cleaned up. If I have some money left maybe some checkering or grips or flush and countersink the take down pin. I have seen a lot of people talk about keeping there 1911 simple on many forums and boards. But, people seam to eat up Kimbers, Wilson's and other high end non milspec 1911's with custom features like beveled edges, flush and beveled barrels, high cut front straps and so on. Just wondering what features people would like to see on there's.
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Sights
Smooth Trigger
Grips

Just remembered,
had the ramp polished.
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What I like most in a custom 1911 is reliability.

I've owned two Colt's in the 70's, one pricey Kimber Gold Match, & a Springfield. NONE were 100% reliable.

Several years ago I bought a new Wilson CQB. It has 5,700 rounds through it without ever malfunctioning - with JHP, FP & my handloads. It also shoots more accurately than the written guarantee of 1" at 25 yds. There is only one thing I didn't like about it at first: The price. But then I thought about what a gunsmith would charge to hand fit a cheaper 1911 & make it shoot like the Wilson & it still wouldn't have all machined parts instead of MIM's. Then the price seemed reasonable.
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I like good high visibility adjustable sights.
a buttery smooth, crisp trigger at 2 LBS, no more than 2.5
feed ramp polishing for reliability
a BarSto match barrel
bushing hand lapped to the barrel
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Grips that offer good traction even when wet.
A beavertail that is relieved to give a good high grip.
An undercut trigger guard to also allow the gun to sit deeper in the hand.
Crisp trigger.
Good sturdy sights that have s front lip for emergency one handed cycling and which are highly visible.

Reliability first and foremost.
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28-32 LPI front strap, fiber front sight, aggressive grips, pinned grip safety, BarSto barrel, 2.5-3lb trigger, front slide cuts. Dawson Ice magwell, Series 70 trigger system.

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This. Handcut checkering, undercut trigger guard, great beavertail fit, round butt or bobtail, a trigger set at 4#, great finish, reverse crown and flush cut barrel, great custom sights, lowered and flared ejection port and a reliability tune at the bare minimum.

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