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Posted: 6/24/2003 11:13:15 PM EDT
Hello, I read a article on Bullseye shooting.com and they said that the best way to get a accurate 45 was to purchase a Springfield 1911A1 and have it accurized. They said that for a couple hundred bucks a guy named Ed Masaki will make it shoot sub 3" groups at 50 yards. Can this be done for a few hundred bucks? Is it better to accurize a basic model 1911A1 then to purchase a higher end pistol that has allready had some accurizing like a Kimber or a Colt Gold Cup? Can someone tell me who is a good gunsmith to take a 1911A1 too for accurization? Thanks
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 11:34:29 PM EDT
As I own a SA I can attest to what makes it better. The first thing is to scrap that POS two-piece barrel they use. I would venture Masaki does this & maybe tightens the rails a bit.

As for buying a more expensive gun & having it worked on, why spend the extra money on a Kimber if it's going to be gutted?

There's several mfgrs who make 1911s with accuracy guarantees: Baer, Brown, Wilson, etc. You could just buy one of those from the get-go & be ready to roll.

As for 'smiths, there's lots of them out there. Some are really really good & some are butchers. There's a 'smith club for the Top 100 'smiths in the US but I don't know its web site.

I would ask around your local gunshops about who'd they recommend & go from there.

FWIW, I have a SA Govt Model with a Wilson NM barrel installed. Little SOB can flat out shoot.
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