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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2011, 10:57:12 AM »
I've been shooting 1911s since 1980, my own and those issued by Uncle Sam (USAF match pistols). My own have been from box stock to custom jobs from Clark and Pachmayr. Have shot the new wonder 1911s from Wilson, LB, etc. Have tried the Kimber Warrior and SWAT guns, the SA "Bureau" model too. All great guns.

But hey, they are 1911s, and no matter how much you pay, there may be problems. I have a SA Mil-Spec that has performed perfectly for thousands of rounds w the std 7 round mags from SA and Metalform. I have had problem children that cost 3 times as much and choked w the best magazines du jour.

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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2011, 11:36:46 AM »
It doesn't matter what you get, they are adaptable to nearly any taste.
First thing I would do is shitcan that full length guide rod.
It's added aggravation for no practical gain.

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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 12:18:12 PM »
It doesn't matter what you get, they are adaptable to nearly any taste.
First thing I would do is shitcan that full length guide rod.
It's added aggravation for no practical gain.

It's worse than a FLGR, it's a two-piece GR.  At least with a FLGR you don't have to have tools to field strip.  With the two-piece, you do.  I'm kind of neutral on the FLGR, but I can't stand a two-piece.  Well, not since one unscrewed itself while I was shooting.

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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 02:22:46 PM »
It doesn't matter what you get, they are adaptable to nearly any taste.
First thing I would do is shitcan that full length guide rod.
It's added aggravation for no practical gain.

Yep.........IMHO.
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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2011, 03:29:22 PM »
I had a two-piece guide rod that I took a hacksaw to. After some careful filing it's a standard length guide rod and works great.
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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2011, 04:04:40 PM »
I had a two-piece guide rod that I took a hacksaw to. After some careful filing it's a standard length guide rod and works great.

I did the same with a one-piece solid SS rod......... I bought several from a guy that was going out of business for $10 each. They were all Gov't length one-piece FLGRs. I cut one down to Commander length and didn't care for it so I got to thinking, why not just cut it down to regular length.
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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2011, 04:39:00 PM »
If I wanted to order a GI style guide rod and new barrel bushing is it a simple enough process for those to be just a drop in change or would the bushing have to be fitted to retain function and accuracy? Is there any preference to who to go with between Wilson and C&S?
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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2011, 04:44:12 PM »
If I wanted to order a GI style guide rod and new barrel bushing is it a simple enough process for those to be just a drop in change or would the bushing have to be fitted to retain function and accuracy? Is there any preference to who to go with between Wilson and C&S?

Shouldn't need a new bushing.......just the spring guide and plug.

Cylinder & Slide and Wilson Combat are both top-quality enterprises so that one is a toss-up, IMHO, FWIW.


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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2011, 04:48:52 PM »
Yep, just a guide rod and spring plug.  I've gotten mine through Midway in the past.

Plug: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=540296
Guide rod: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=272206

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Re: Picking up a new 1911... One problem
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2011, 04:53:32 PM »
Ok. Say I wanted to try to correct the issue I'm encountering where the bushing is so tight I can't remove it by hand even with the aid of the barrel bushing wrench. I can get it turned correctly to where it should come out but it won't. At least not with out taking a small rubber mallet and giving it some persuasion.
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