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Old 12-04-2011, 2:58 PM
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Default GSG 1911 I,m Done

For now at least.I don't know why maybe because it isn't a high dollar gun I just could not mess with it. I have decided to stop making changes on it and finally just enjoy shooting it. Saturday I took it shooting after what will be for now my last change because it worked great. I used 2 different rounds that I have had some problems with at different times during my messing with this gun and they both shot with no FTF or FTEs.

Things I have done have been both cosmetic and functional.

Functional. When I first got this gun I field stripped it and sanded and polished the slide and frame rails for a smoother slide action using 000 sanding sponge and Mothers mag polish (ran outta flitz). Took it shooting and it functioned great. Next I completely broke it down and polished the trigger bow and disconnect. I also took out the series 80 parts from the slide assembly block which lightened the trigger some. I also polished the hammer and sear, disconnect retaining pins. Then I replaced the MSH with the Springfield flat MSH I had sitting around. Shot it some more was happy with improvements but was still a little ammo sensitive.I replaced the barrel bushing with a SA stainless this was more cosmetic than function as it did not make a big difference in accuracy. Lastly (for now) I was trying different weight MSH springs and have found 19 is so far the best one.

Cosmetically. I have fully polished the barrel and trigger for looks. I also changed the grips from the wood to black rubber ones that came on my SA loaded.

Future plans will be a new hammer as mine has indentations in it from the firing pin and I would like to get a harder one. Now some bad pics.







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Old 12-04-2011, 3:00 PM
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looks pretty slick
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You said trigger has indentations from firing pin.Did you mean the hammer?
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Old 12-04-2011, 3:49 PM
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You said trigger has indentations from firing pin.Did you mean the hammer?
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You took some time modifying yours and it looks great.

I changed the grips, installed a flat mainspring housing -- losing the mag disconnect in the process -- and took it shooting.

It shot great for 3000 rounds with only a failure of one magazine plastic base.

Then the barrel bushing broke. I put a bushing from a government model on it and took it shooting again.

I like the pistol.
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I like it. What was your process for polishing the barrel?
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Also curious about this. Is it just balck paint that needs to be removed and then you polish the bare metal?

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Old 12-05-2011, 7:17 AM
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First thanks for the comments. As for the barrel yes it is just paint that has to be removed. What I did was use a wire wheel on my bench grinder to remove the paint. Next I put a buffing wheel on the grinder and started with green compound to remove any remaining paint and bring out a shine. Then I normally would use another wheel and white compound but not having any at the time I just finished it up with some Mothers Mag polish.
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Good looking 1911....just picked up mine today and plan to change the MSH and grips first.
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Sweet gun. I get mine in 2 more days. Got the grips and extra mag already
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very nice job...I've been seriously looking at the GSG 1911, but there is a sale on a Kimber 1911 for $550, is the Kimber worth the extra cost, what's your thoughts? (stumped)
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jc32 I didn't know Kimber had a 1911-22 out let alone it being on the roster. I would say do some research on it and find out what has been said about them. You might want to go to some 1911 forums and Google for some reviews. I think I just might have to check them out also even though I am now really happy with the performance of my GSG.

Now I know I,m done fiddling with my GSG. I took it shooing yesterday and took 5 different brands of ammo. Out of 250 (300 actually) rounds I only had 6 FTFeed, 2 FTFire and 1 FTE. not bad I'd say. Ammo shot was,

Federal red and blue box bulk (thats the extra 50) no problems. these always did function

Federal Target Grade 1 FTE, 1 FTFire and 1 FTFeed. best grouping considering I was not really shooting for that.

Winchester Xpert HV 4 FTFeed and 1 FTFire. I not impressed with this ammo I have found some cartridges to have the bullets loose in them.

Armscor Precision. No problems nice groupings.

Remington Golden Bullet bulk pack. this is the one that my GSG has not liked at all through most of my testing. 1 FTFeed. Other than that I now feel I can use this ammo and have little or no problems with it.

Now my only problem is, is the Kimber better built and a better gun?
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Sweet gun. I get mine in 2 more days. Got the grips and extra mag already
Mine comes out next Saturday and I've got new grips and a couple of mags on the way, hopefully they will be here by the time I pick up my gun
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looks great. congratulations.
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Does an aftermarket bushing help tighten the groups for this pistol?
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is it cheaper to use a conversion kit for the 1911 to change into 22lr
or to get a dedicated pistol since mostly all 1911 handle the same
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is it cheaper to use a conversion kit for the 1911 to change into 22lr
or to get a dedicated pistol since mostly all 1911 handle the same
For me a Kimber conversion was about $300, lacked the last round slide lock, and I would have to use it on my existing 1911 frame.

The GSG was a little bit more, had the last round slide lock back, uses many of the 1911 parts (bushing, hammer, MSH, BT safety, grips) and is an entirely different gun.

That is why I sprung for the GSG. hope that helps.
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Pick up my GSG 1911 and Ruger 10/22 on Monday! Woot!
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For me a Kimber conversion was about $300, lacked the last round slide lock, and I would have to use it on my existing 1911 frame.

The GSG was a little bit more, had the last round slide lock back, uses many of the 1911 parts (bushing, hammer, MSH, BT safety, grips) and is an entirely different gun.

That is why I sprung for the GSG. hope that helps.

Yeah I just bought the gsg today, I figured its a pain to take apart my kimber if I was to buy a conversion
most 1911's seem to operate and feel the same so I think buying a gsg will be the same feeling as my kimber
hopefully as accurate
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just curious, where did you see a kimber for $550?

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