That's the thing with the Internetz and a customizable platform like the 1911. EVERYONE thinks they are an expert and knows EXACTLY what YOU need.
They don't. I don't. The only person that KNOWS what YOU need on YOUR gun is YOU! All the other sales and marketing and my buddy did this, or I have one and did that, is all bullshi
t if it doesn't work for YOU.
Example. I got an H & K USP Tactical with the threaded barrel, the 12 round mags, the rubber "shock buffer" for tighter groups and 4 (6?) position adjustable trigger not long after they were released on the market to the public. EVERYONE loves that gun who has never OWNED that gun... LOL I can't stand it. It's a brick. It's bulky. You can't conceal it. The trigger pull is atrocious, even after I adjusted it ( over travel is perfect though - H&K did that part 100% right ) yet it runs flawlessly and I have NEVER had a problem with it. I just don't personally care for it. It doesn't fit my hands right and it doesn't feel right - but you watch, someone in the next month will reference wanting one, or seeing one and loving it... LOL
So, for your 1911, you need to do some ammo tests and see if the damn thing eats what you feed it. Don't throw money at a problem that doesn't exist. If you can buy 6 boxes of different types of ammo, load them up, run them through the gun, cold/hot/dirty/freshly clean, and hit what you are aiming at, you don't have a problem. That's the God's honest truth...
No, if you start getting failures to feed ( FTF ) or failures to eject ( FTE ) - then you have a problem and need to start looking into this further because it's going to be a bitch to pull that bugger out, get off one shot, have a stove pipe and try to remember Emergency Clearing Drills
while you are amped out of your gord on adrenaline and the bad guy is getting closer with evil intentions....
From the sound of things, you might want to consider a longer, more pronounced slide release. Here's a model made by Wilson Combat
. It says that minor fitting might be required, but it's pretty damn basic, you don't need an armorer's certificate to drop it in and see if it works.
I personally never use the slide release on my pistols, it was taught to me not to, so I do a hand over the slide rack and roll, unless I am doing tactical reloads in which case no slide work is needed.
As for sights, there are so many out there, you need to find out what you like and get someone to install them for you. I would suggest night sights, because they make a difference in the dark and don't hinder you in the daylight.
However, there is nothing so humbling and infuriating as trying to "tap" a new night sight into place and accidently splitting the base. Yes, I have done it and it sucks.... So have a pro change out your sights unless you have the proper tools...
Other than that very basic advise, shoot the damn thing A LOT and see how she performs. You may have a rock star and not even know it...