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Posted: 12/20/2005 2:39:17 AM EDT
Im kind of new to the 1911 frame and i want to upgrade somethings on it but dont know where to start.

I am going to order a Wolf Spring and i was thinking about a new match grade barrel but what else is out there?

Cody
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:55:43 AM EDT
What do you have to work with?

Common upgrades include sights, fire control parts, grip safety.

I would not worry about a barrel upgrade. The gun probably shoots 6" or better at 25 yards as is with ball ammo, which is better than most shooters are capable of exploiting.

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:45:39 PM EDT
Changing outthe trigger is pretty easy just strip it down and replace it.

For a better trigger pull go to Cylinder & Slide and get one of their kits
shop.cylinder-slide.com/ccp51/cgi-bin/cp-app.pl?usr=51F5052490&rnd=3296508&rrc=N&affl=&cip=207.190.116.52&act=&aff=&pg=prod&ref=79&cat=43&catstr=HOME:6:43

After that things get toughter to do yourself without more tools and equipment.

Get the Kuhnhausen manual. this is the BEST reference you can get for working on a 1911.



Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:18:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 3:18:31 PM EDT by ipsilateral_7]


click the pic, there are actually 2 books, this is volume 2, volume 1 is here There is a lot to learn about the 1911, and before you jump off into major modifications, you should read as much as you can.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:03:09 AM EDT
what about barrel brushings i see alot of 1911 with upgrade ones?

thanks for the info
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:06:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SFF:
What do you have to work with?




Oh sorry its a Springfield Armory Loaded
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:27:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ipsilateral_7:
www.brownells.com/Images/Products/924800245.jpg

click the pic, there are actually 2 books, this is volume 2, volume 1 is here There is a lot to learn about the 1911, and before you jump off into major modifications, you should read as much as you can.




tag
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:15:52 PM EDT
I'd shoot the whee out of it before I started messing around with it personally. Spend the money on ammo and after 6 months or a year decide what you would like to change.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:48:38 PM EDT
fxntime - "I'd shoot the whee out of it before I started messing around with it personally. Spend the money on ammo and after 6 months or a year decide what you would like to change."

OUTSTANDING ADVICE!! Makes more sense to learn to shoot the 1911 first than to spend hundreds of dollars on mods and still not be able to hit the backstop. Besides, most currently produced guns are so good nowadays they really don't need much. You can add your personal touches later to make it yours. As long as you have decent sights and a decent trigger, just shoot, shoot, shoot. JD
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:14:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
I'd shoot the whee out of it before I started messing around with it personally. Spend the money on ammo and after 6 months or a year decide what you would like to change.



+1
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:40:54 PM EDT
I'd shoot the whee out of it before I started messing around with it personally. Spend the money on ammo and after 6 months or a year decide what you would like to change.

+2

This gun should be good to go out of the box.

Also - buy about 5 Wilson mags, some good leather, and take a handgun class from a reputable school.

Check out some IPSC or IDPA matches, too.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:51:58 AM EDT
thanks for all the info.

one of the first things im going to do is get some better sights
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:31:23 AM EDT
Don't you have Novak's?

I prefer Heinie sights, but not sure if they will fit the novak low-mount cut.

Check out www.heinie.com

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:06:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
I'd shoot the whee out of it before I started messing around with it personally. Spend the money on ammo and after 6 months or a year decide what you would like to change.

+2

This gun should be good to go out of the box.

Also - buy about 5 Wilson mags, some good leather, and take a handgun class from a reputable school.

Check out some IPSC or IDPA matches, too.



+3

Unless there is something wrong with the barrel or bushing I would not change those.
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