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Old 02-22-2012, 1:27 PM
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Does having a handgun in jail always make you want to spend more money????

I was just wondering if there are any modifications that are a must have for 1911's. The gun will be used for home defense and target shooting. I haven't picked up any extras for it other than a CMC 10 rounder.



Been looking at add ons like a magwell, Wilson Combat Shok Buff, and VZ grips. I probably need to just leave it alone for awhile, but my upgraditis can get the better of me sometimes!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 1:44 PM
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Only upgrade you need is VZ grip if you want more aggressive grip. Other than that, keep it stock. I have Ed brown firing pin and Wilson Combat extractor for just in case situation spare part, but everything in my1911 is bone stock.
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Old 02-22-2012, 1:54 PM
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I have a sig 1911xo and honestly Sig 1911's have the worst trigger i've ever felt. I had mine replaced with a polymer STI trigger and a nice trigger job. Tom at FirePower Depot in Riverside did it and it's awesome. He also worked on the ramp and replaced all the springs. Now it is my favorite 1911.
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Ammunition and good magazines.
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Old 02-22-2012, 2:28 PM
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Extra magazines are always good. I tested all the popular ones from Wilson, Checkmate, Metalform, McCormick, and Tripp. I stocked up on the Tripp Cobra 8 rounders and the Metalform 7 rounders since they perform great in all my 1911s.
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Old 02-22-2012, 2:31 PM
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Shoot it first. Then decide what needs upgrading. Don't upgrade stuff just for the sake of upgrading. Congrats on the new gun btw!

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Avoid the Shok Buff...it impedes rearward travel when racking the slide manually
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Extra magazines and ammo.
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Agree, I just got the TTT myself and for me, there is really nothing that needs to be upgraded on this fine pistol.

Probably the simplest and easiest mod is changing grips but if you like the stock ones, why change? If you don't there are tons of options.

Also agree with spending money on mags and ammo first.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Are the factory SIG mags that bad? I've seen a few posts with people having issues with them. So far, I have the 2 factory mags and a CMC 10rd. Maybe pick up a couple Wilson Combat mags when I get it out of jail.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

Are the factory SIG mags that bad? I've seen a few posts with people having issues with them. So far, I have the 2 factory mags and a CMC 10rd. Maybe pick up a couple Wilson Combat mags when I get it out of jail.
Only for p226 10 rounders.

1911 mags should be fine
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Wouldn't change a thing. Spend your money on mags and ammo. If you find something about it you want to change, do it. You may find it's perfect as is.

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I hope Ruger pays the extortion fees for the SR1911. I mean the gun is just as good if not better than a Les Baer.
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I'm going to guess your 10 round CMC mag won't run well...

Please let us known after you've had a chance to go to the range.
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I'm going to guess your 10 round CMC mag won't run well...

Please let us known after you've had a chance to go to the range.
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forget the shock buff. it doesn't need it

for the other stuff, put a thousand rounds through it and then decide
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You don't really need any improvements. You could go for a polish and tune job, but they are pretty solid from the factory. The triggers are actually better than stated earlier, most guys who have shot my SSS (same as yours) have commented on it's nice action.


This is the twin to yours, except for the tactical pen attachment...





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Just have fun breaking it in first. And just like others are saying, get good mags and ammo.
Personally, I always want to see which brand/type ammo works on my guns.
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18.5lb spring and wilson/chip mags.
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I got one of those wilson may wells, works well for 30 bucks. Helps may insertions and looks cool!
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You don't really need any improvements. You could go for a polish and tune job, but they are pretty solid from the factory. The triggers are actually better than stated earlier, most guys who have shot my SSS (same as yours) have commented on it's nice action.


This is the twin to yours, except for the tactical pen attachment...





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You don't really need any improvements. You could go for a polish and tune job, but they are pretty solid from the factory. The triggers are actually better than stated earlier, most guys who have shot my SSS (same as yours) have commented on it's nice action.


This is the twin to yours, except for the tactical pen attachment...





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