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Posted: 12/27/2005 5:06:39 AM EDT
I am looking at their full size 1911 models. Being that the Mil-specs are the cheapest and I want a project gun I want to start on something cheap. I bought a Llama IX-B just to get the feel of a .45 but its crap.

I need info on how/what I can do to upgrade the Milspec model. I want to know stuff that I can do on my own and what I would need to get a smith to do. i am new to the 1911 format so please be easy.

Anyone who has don mods on their milspec 1911 springfields please give assistance.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:35:37 AM EDT
50 views 0 responses. Come on baby.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:37:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 12:49:36 AM EDT by twonami]
Actually the GI model is the cheapest or just buy a loaded and save yourself a bunch of unnecessary labor
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:41:48 PM EDT
+1 on the loaded. worth the extra $.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:31:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By infsqdldr:
+1 on the loaded. worth the extra $.


save some time and $$$s, get the loaded for $650 NIB
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:42:19 PM EDT
Loaded. Absolutely.
I bought a SA Champion (4") GI 1911.
Loved it, wanted to do a few upgrades, made a list of them.
Went to a gun show the next weekend and traded it and $300 on a stainless loaded model.

If I would have done all the things to the GI that were already on a loaded, Id be $500 poorer.
And still have to worry about re-finishing the parkerization on the GI.
Just shipping it out for a fitted beavertail will run you $150.

good luck!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 12:38:55 AM EDT
Thanks guys for all your info.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:59:17 AM EDT
I got a Loaded out the door for $630 over a year ago and I'm very happy with it.. A Mil spec would have served me just fine but after thinking about it. If I got a Mil Spec and just wanted to upgrade the sights I would basically have just about the same amount on money in that as a Loaded. If you want a gun with the orginal WW2 configuration then hit the GI or Mil Spec, If you want more gun than that buy a Loaded......... Every tool or gun I tried to go cheap on I've always spent more in the long run...
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