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NiteQwill
08-24-2009, 4:16 PM
This is my SA Operator after a few changes ;) List of mods will be later... too many to list after a long day...

Pictures are terrible, I rushed the shots with my point and shoot. So you photo nerds, don't crucify me...

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NiteQwill
08-24-2009, 4:16 PM
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NiteQwill
08-24-2009, 4:31 PM
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ZRT650
08-24-2009, 6:15 PM
looks good!

PatriotnMore
08-24-2009, 6:22 PM
It's too pretty to shoot.:)

NiteQwill
08-24-2009, 6:28 PM
looks good!

It's too pretty to shoot.:)

Thanks guys!

Here is the list of mods (in no particular order) that I chose for my project:

10-8 rear sight
Action work @ 3.5 lbs with a 10-8 trigger/bow
Tightened frame/slide oh-so-slightly
S&A Magwell, blended and smoothed
Complete light beveling of the gun (except the rail)
Wilson strong side safety
10-8 magazine release with new stainless spring
Reliability package (internal polish, deburring, and internal tuning)
Feed ramp cut and polished
Barrel crown at 45 degrees
Satin hard chrome
Wilson extractor
Serration of the rear slide to match rear sight
High grip with 25 LPI front checkering
Steel firing pin
C&S hammer strut
C&S sear and hammer pin
17 lb mainspring
All springs are Wolff gun springs

PatriotnMore
08-24-2009, 6:31 PM
I am not a big 1911 guy, but when it comes to looks, the 1911 is one sexy beast.;)

evidens83
08-24-2009, 6:46 PM
Nowhere near ugly at all. In fact, those grips are the icing! 1911s are the sexiest looking handguns ever made and yours is no exception! Good job!

IMC87
08-24-2009, 6:48 PM
where and how much?

rojocorsa
08-24-2009, 7:34 PM
So....metallic.

Nice.

savasyn
08-24-2009, 7:46 PM
where and how much?

+1 on that.

Looks really great! Excellent choices all around.

NiteQwill
08-24-2009, 8:42 PM
where and how much?
Started on the original MC Operator. Will O'Hara is my gunsmith. I rather not say the price, but I can say it was not cheap ;) Worth every penny? Hell yes :D

IMC87
08-24-2009, 9:20 PM
So tempting...but i love my stock MC OP the way it is...OOOOOHHH, oh well, i'll buy a new gun instead LOL!

savasyn
08-25-2009, 10:10 AM
I just want the "reliability package" done to my MC Op. It's pretty darn reliable now, but I want it 100% with any type of ammo.

PolishMike
08-25-2009, 10:14 AM
Great looking 1911.

gibt
08-27-2009, 11:28 AM
Will's the best. He also works on S&W's.

ExtremeX
09-20-2010, 12:00 AM
man... thats once nice pistol.

pacrimguru
09-20-2010, 9:52 AM
wow, that is nice!

JTROKS
09-20-2010, 9:58 AM
She's so purdee. Range report please.

bjl333
09-20-2010, 10:48 AM
Yeap ... You're right !! that's one ugly duckling !!! It's sooooooooo ugly I'll take it off your hands, so you won't get ridiculed at the range !!!! Yes I'm a nice guy ... :p

stphnman20
09-20-2010, 11:00 AM
Wow! Look at that feed ramp! awesome!

Vanilla Gorilla
10-15-2010, 2:00 AM
:drool5:

Colt-45
10-26-2010, 1:20 AM
Great 1911!

fennecfrank
10-26-2010, 11:01 AM
nice mod! Congrats!!

NiteQwill
10-26-2010, 2:45 PM
Thanks guys! :D

It's a straight shooter, it's been real good to me the past 1+ years I've gotten it back. The accuracy is still amazing and folks ask about the gun every time I'm at the range/IPSC/class.

The best part is that the hard chrome never shows sign of wear so it still looks awesome like day one.

ojisan
10-26-2010, 3:18 PM
Warning!
Pistol-p0Rn alert!
May lead to uncontrollable spending!
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/thanosvga/house-do-want_thumbnail.jpg

Noah3683
10-26-2010, 8:38 PM
What's this? Your title is quite misleading you know. There is absolutely nothing ugly about that.

fullrearview
10-26-2010, 9:51 PM
Thats my next handgun!

Kid Stanislaus
10-27-2010, 9:06 PM
NiteQwill, that's a pretty gun, I just don't get the serrations on the back of the slide and back of the rear sight.

Cyc Wid It
10-27-2010, 10:04 PM
NiteQwill, that's a pretty gun, I just don't get the serrations on the back of the slide and back of the rear sight.

Aesthetics so the back matches + reduces glare. The sight comes already serrated so the smith will match the back to the sight.

Solidsnake87
10-28-2010, 12:10 AM
Wow, impressive!.........I'm surprised you did not go custom from the outset..........you must have really just wanted to play with an operator. lol. Can't blame ya, great guns they are.

sker13
12-04-2010, 10:02 PM
Very Nice!!!Tagged for future use.

kahai808
12-15-2010, 3:57 AM
awesome 1911!!!!

rockman
12-16-2010, 6:21 AM
Nice job, love those 1911's.