View Full Version : Does ANYONE shoot a non modified/Non customized 1911?

Lead Waster
07-29-2011, 11:25 AM
For instance, does anyone just buy an RIA Tactical or Spring field GI and just shoot it and NOT modify it? Or can you just not stand it and you have to do SOMETHING. Maybe just a new grip....

07-29-2011, 11:28 AM
I don't plan on modifying my kimber custom II except for maybe grips. But its a pretty modified version of the 1911 to begin with.

07-29-2011, 11:31 AM
Not a thing extra on my 70's Gold Cup. I may change the grips out.

Snapping Twig
07-29-2011, 11:50 AM
Bone stock CBOB for me.

Trick was, I got a 1911 with everything I wanted on it from the factory.

Even their grips are nice IMO.

07-29-2011, 11:54 AM
I have an old ww2 style auto ordinance 1911 that im going to 'modify' though only the sear,leaf spring, disconnector and trigger. They really do have crappy triggers :D

07-29-2011, 11:57 AM
I love my Springfield 1911 Milspec just the way it is, although I have considered putting getting the sites upgraded. Definitely not a necessity though

07-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Stock RIA tactical and a stock series 80 Colt here. Love them both!

Although, I am thinking of a new front sight for the RIA. Maybe a fiber optic...

07-29-2011, 12:43 PM
Bone stock CBOB for me.

Trick was, I got a 1911 with everything I wanted on it from the factory.

Even their grips are nice IMO.

DW PM-7 for me... no mods... CBOB is on my short list of next gun to get.

07-29-2011, 12:48 PM
Bone stock RIA 1911 .45acp GI spec. Series 70. Needs nothing extra.

Like I said: "Best bang for the buck".

07-29-2011, 12:52 PM
I'm loving my Springfield Bi-Tone so far! What a fantastic shooter!



Corbin Dallas
07-29-2011, 12:55 PM
For instance, does anyone just buy an RIA Tactical or Spring field GI and just shoot it and NOT modify it? Or can you just not stand it and you have to do SOMETHING. Maybe just a new grip....

Bone stock DW CBOB here.

No need to modify, just shoot.

07-29-2011, 12:56 PM
...DW PM-7 for me... no mods...

Same here.
I bought a 1911 that already had everything I wanted.

07-29-2011, 1:01 PM
I own an early series 80 gold cup, an original WW2 remington Rand and a 10MM delta elite,,,,all bone box stock. I would never alter these guns

07-29-2011, 1:10 PM
I have a 1947 made Colt and a 1978 made Colt. They are stock, and while fun to shoot on occassion, are nothing that can be compared to against those with beaver tails, front strap checkering, and tactical safeties for riding with the thumb.

07-29-2011, 1:17 PM
With around 15000-16000 rounds through it the only change i have made are the Wilson grips that came off another gun. The right grip has a crack in it so I have since gone back to the factory grips. With groups like this why change anything?

07-29-2011, 1:18 PM
Yes, I have a 68 colt commander and have never touched it. But then again its a colt and a classic colt at that none of the 80's garbage. It never gets played with though.

07-29-2011, 1:21 PM
If you are just talking about non-modified internals then yes both of my 1911s are non-modified (although they are both enhanced models from the mfr not mil-spec). If you are talking about non-modified in any way then no as both have sights and grips that I added on at a later time.

07-29-2011, 1:22 PM
The only "mod" I did to my Springfield GI Milspec was change the grips to the Hogue rubber grips and I love it the way it is.

07-29-2011, 1:27 PM
I am not touching my Colt. My friend has not modded his as well...Why would you?

07-29-2011, 1:30 PM
i haven't modified any thing on my S&W 1911PD.......................yet.

07-29-2011, 1:40 PM
I don't plan on modifying my kimber custom II except for maybe grips. But its a pretty modified version of the 1911 to begin with.

+1 here. I have a Kimber Custom II and a Kimber Gold Match II, and have no plans of modifying them whatsoever.

Swift Justice
07-29-2011, 1:43 PM
Stock Colt 1991 A1. Love to shoot it all day long, surprisingly accurate.

07-29-2011, 1:46 PM
I have an un-modified Spingfield 1911A1 mill spec. .38 super. It shoots great just the way it came.
Not very sexy though, would like to send it back to Springfield to have it setup as a fully loaded.

07-29-2011, 1:52 PM
Bone stock SA Loaded... so far. It's my first 1911, I've only had it since Feb., and I was hoping to not fall into the depths of addiction that many of you seem to be afflicted with.

Alas, I'm already thinking about a magwell... maybe some grips... Aaaagghhh! :mad:

07-29-2011, 2:13 PM
I have a Springfield Armory GI and a Mil-Spec and neither of them have been modified. My Les Baer PremierII is as it came from the factory also.

07-29-2011, 2:18 PM
All stock for me too - I'll change out the grips is about it -

07-29-2011, 2:26 PM
SA 1911 GI Spec unmodified. It is just too perfect the way it is. The front sight is tiny though, but I don't Ill change it.

07-29-2011, 2:28 PM
Years ago before it was in vogue to modify your piece, I noticed that i could probably have a better trigger pull on my Series 70. I chose to have trigger work and put nite sites on ,and this piece is one of my sweetest.

07-29-2011, 2:35 PM
I've never modified any of mine. I currently am down to just one, a Springfield TRP, but I have no plans to modify it. It's just perfect the way it is, imo.

07-29-2011, 2:49 PM
for me, I have to modify ANYTHING I buy, LOL

cars, motorcycles, guns, boats...it just makes it that more personal and unique IMO

07-29-2011, 3:51 PM
My 1911s are bone stock (except for grips):

Colt 1911, Series 70 , blued - has rubberized synthetic grips
Colt 1911, Series 80, stainless - my dad's. New smooth rosewood grips
Colt M1991A1 - 3.5" stainless clone of "Officer's ACP". Stock

Really no reason to trick out. Colts work fine unmodified.

The only parts I *MIGHT* change are:

plastic mainspring housing in the two later Colts (WTF do they do this?)
convert spur hammers into Commander-style 'rowel' hammers
slightly tighter barrel bushings

I also use real Colt-marked magazines.

07-29-2011, 3:57 PM

07-29-2011, 4:09 PM
my modifying depends on what I plan on doing with the gun, I only have a couple safe queens that don't get touched, but on my defensive and carry pistols I have requirements...

1. Good sights, GI sights don't cut it, I like either a gold bead or tritium front sight

2. high cut front strap and anything other than a GI grip safety, I don't want hammer bite if I have to use the gun in a defensive situation, I want to grip as high as possible to send rounds exactly where I want them with little muzzle rise and faster follow up shots

3. My trigger must be less than 5lbs, but no less than 3.5, I set my 10-8 flat trigger (what I put on all my 1911's) to 4.5lbs on my defensive guns, it's a weight I can be accurate with while not being light enough for some prosecutor to deem as a "hair trigger"

4. I want minimal pre and over travel on said trigger, to further provide faster follow up shots

5. I like 25lpi checkering on my front strap and STEEL MSH, no plastic MSH, it's a 1911, not a Glock, furthermore, I also enjoy the front of the trigger guard checkered as well, I'm old school lol

6. NO FRONT COCKING SERRATIONS OR RAILS, I have no need for them, I don't need a light on a pistol, I have a flashlight for that, if I need to be serious about doing a building search, my AR has a light

NCR Ranger
07-29-2011, 4:38 PM

Just new grips for me, thanks.

07-29-2011, 4:52 PM
Haven't changed a thing to my Colt Gov't Model Ser. 70 since i bought it in 1978.

movie zombie
07-29-2011, 4:58 PM
despite pressure from a guy friend, my colt officers mark iv series 80 .45 acp is stock. i love the thing the way it is.

07-29-2011, 5:00 PM
Yes, I have an unmodified Springfield GI. Someday I will replace the sights I suppose.

07-29-2011, 5:06 PM
Springfield GI


07-29-2011, 5:07 PM
My Sprinfield MC Operator was stock for two years not including the grips. The wrap around grip that came with the gun didn't fit my hand well.

BUT, I just sent it off to the custom shop yesterday. :)

07-29-2011, 5:22 PM
Because I get everything wholesale it is almost a crime NOT to modify my guns in some way or another...

07-29-2011, 5:45 PM
I shot a kimber custom II a few weeks ago bone stock and loved it. There is a ton of people around here who have bone stock 1911's they just don't brag about them as much as the guys who customize them :D

07-29-2011, 8:18 PM
All of the 1911's I shoot often get trigger jobs. I don't accept lousy triggers on them when they can be spectacular instead.

07-29-2011, 8:58 PM
Only one of my 1911s is stock . . . but it's in 10-day jail. :)

07-29-2011, 9:06 PM
RIA 1911 9mm

stock so far but want to change the front sight.

S dot
07-29-2011, 9:54 PM
I think the OP was getting at if anyone shoots the A1 variety of a 1911. Standard mil-spec GI style 1911. A Kimber custom II or springfield Loaded are IMO considered "custom" 1911s I own one as well, but consider it as a 1911 with bells and whistles, not your plain jane 1911.

I do not currently shoot one, but it is one my todo list for 1911s.

edit: as much as I love and want a les bear, I equally want an a classic 70s series GI style 1911. Something about the way Colt blues their guns is one of a kind for me. I love the straight up and down RCS spur hammer all the original aspects of a barebones 1911. Both are equally beautiful in their own respective ways.

07-29-2011, 10:03 PM
None on mine. Or did I add the night sights?

07-29-2011, 10:32 PM
I changed the grips out on my RIA GI. One look at Colt WWI reproduction pics and I had to get that style. Everything else I plan to keep stock.

07-30-2011, 6:46 AM
No modes to this one. It's a great shooter.


07-30-2011, 7:58 AM
No mods to either of my S&W 1911s except the grips...

07-30-2011, 8:25 AM
Actually looking for one, leaning towards a used RIA Tactical

07-30-2011, 8:34 AM
My RIA tactical has a set of hogues on it everything else is still original. Well I put a dab of white appliance paint on the front sight. I am getting old and it makes it easier to see.

07-30-2011, 3:19 PM
All original GI Remington Rand here.

07-30-2011, 3:28 PM
Yep. Original, Charles Daly/Armscore. It needs nothing.....well I did add custom wood grip panels.

07-30-2011, 4:34 PM
The ONLY non-modified 1911 I have (of 18-19) is a cheap ol' nickled 38 super from some god-forsaken place called the pilipeens or whatever. It shoots everything, every time, and looks great doin it. I just plain love it.