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#6170459 - 02/05/16 08:30 AM 1911 parts
luv2brode Offline
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ok we all know opinions are like ........, but I thought i would come here and throw this out.
I was looking for my daughter a 1911 for xmas ended up with 2 hers and a frankengun. both function 100% when i shot them but the frankengun barely cleared the ejection port when ejecting, just replaced the springs have not had a chance to test yet.
this gun is stainless reciever park slide w gi sights. Since this is a franken gun already it will be my test bed. If it was yours what would you replaced and be specific and give a reason why the parts ya chose. This can be from mild to wild.
Thanks
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#6170591 - 02/05/16 10:01 AM Re: 1911 parts [Re: luv2brode]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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warp speed hammer
Flat trigger shoe
Beavertail
Dawson ice magwell
Dawson or Novak sights
Possibly some slide milling, just for aesthetics
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#6170616 - 02/05/16 10:18 AM Re: 1911 parts [Re: luv2brode]
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Wilson Combat Mag - cause weak spring along with floppy follower = feeding problems

extended slide release - cause most thumbs are too short to work it

full length guide rod - take the slop out

beavertail safety - for comfort

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#6170624 - 02/05/16 10:25 AM Re: 1911 parts [Re: luv2brode]
luv2brode Offline
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tossing around the flat trigger idea
beaver tail i think i will try my hand at fitting one
debating on sights too
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#6170725 - 02/05/16 11:45 AM Re: 1911 parts [Re: luv2brode]
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I put a Dawson curved and flared main spring housing on mine, best thing I ever did to it. Next will be a longer slide release. Other than that I'm pretty happy. I've never shot another 1911 that was of higher quality or more custom, so I don't know if there is a better trigger than what I've got. Kimber CDPII Custom
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#6170731 - 02/05/16 11:48 AM Re: 1911 parts [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
I put a Dawson curved and flared main spring housing on mine, best thing I ever did to it. Next will be a longer slide release. Other than that I'm pretty happy. I've never shot another 1911 that was of higher quality or more custom, so I don't know if there is a better trigger than what I've got. Kimber CDPII Custom


There is. You could have yours worked on by a gunsmith for a reasonable price.
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#6173568 - 02/07/16 07:53 PM Re: 1911 parts [Re: cabosandinh]
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Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
Wilson Combat Mag - cause weak spring along with floppy follower = feeding problems

extended slide release - cause most thumbs are too short to work it

full length guide rod - take the slop out

beavertail safety - for comfort


with ya on the mags, this thing has to have the slide release replaced because it wont hold open w standard mags but will with wilsons due to design.

not sure on the extended slide release or safety like the gi set ups, but still trying to decide

not a fan of the full length guide rod have a competition gun w it

beavertail absolutely
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