Upgrading my 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Logan636, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Logan636

    Logan636 New Member

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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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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    maybe some nice wood grips then let your shot groups speak for ya :)
     
  4. wooleybooger

    wooleybooger New Member

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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.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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. :D
     
  6. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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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? :D mine is like that hehe.
     
  7. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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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. :)
     
  8. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    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.
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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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?
     
  10. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    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.
     
  11. 1911newbee

    1911newbee New Member

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    looking good

    Hey bud,i am intrested to hear all the replies as i have the exact same gun.(exact).I have about 600 through mine and have not made any mods,and am in love with it.Once again,great looking gun. steven
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Shoot the snot out of it and don't change anything until it tells you it needs a change!