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my new 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by benriquez19, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    Actually it's not a new gun but i decided to have a few things done to it. It started off as a loose plunger tube fix and having a new safety fitted along with an extractor, so i took it to Dave at southridge arms and he ended up fitting a new safety, plunger tube and extractor. The sights always botherd me, they were standard black Novak sights i was planning on having them replaced at a later time when Dave informed me that he could drill them out and put white paint in the holes so i had him go for it. New fire control parts were next ED Brown hammer and disconnect with a Wilson sear. Now the gun was like new but it didn't look like it so i ended up having it parkerized as well, this made all the diference in the world when i took the gun to Dave it looked a more then a little worse for the ware. Dave also took the time to bevel some of the sharp edges of the slide. Now it feels like i have a new gun trigger is a crisp 5 pounds, positive "click" on the thumb safety, and i can actually see what i'm aming at after dusk. The level of detail to the work done on my gun was second to none, i have had guns worked on in the past and had the armorer tell me "this didn't turn out too bad" and it's like damn i don't want to pay large ammounts of money and wait for months on end to have somthing not turn out too bad. Anyway great gun can't wait to have the next 1911 done up.

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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input on Southridge. I've checked out their web site and have considered having them do some finish work on one of my AR's.
     
  3. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Turned out great. What are the grips made of? Are they stock Springer?
     
  4. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    Thanks, they are the Canvas Phenolic grips from RAASCO grips i like them alot very grippy with the "tactical" flutes
     
  5. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    Dave is great at what he does and has an extremely fast turnaround, i know it's hard to find someone you can trust to do good work these days and i'm just glad i picked a winner.
     
  6. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Looks, nice!
     
  7. arjunki

    arjunki Beaverton Active Member

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    Very nice looking nineteen e-leven!
     
  8. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    Looks very good!!!
     
  9. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    well, changed it up again Dave put an Ed Brown grip safety on it,Ed Brown extractor, stainless Ed Brown MSH that ended up getting parkerized, and replaced the barrel with a new Kart barrel so it's not just a looker. Dave did a great job on all of it with quality work and great attenton to detail especially with fitting the grip safety. The Ed Brown grip safety looks good and works, which i have had problems in the past with other "gunsmiths".Can't wait to get some more ammo at the show :bluelaugh:

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  10. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    If you want a better fit on the GS, get an S&A .220 grip safety and have it fit. Looks good though man!
     
  11. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    just checked out the S&A .220, i don't know might have to take it in for a third time.
     
  12. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    Springfield cuts their milspec frames weird so to speak.
     
  13. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    yea, the grip safety feels great and at least it fits flush when depressed
     
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    krawl Oregon Member

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    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    ok now i see what you mean, thanks for the info
     
  16. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I really like your grips. I just ordered some of the Linen ones.
     
  17. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    yea, they feel great
     
  18. benriquez19

    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    where can you order a S&A .220 ?
     
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    krawl Oregon Member

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    benriquez19 Auburn W.A. Member

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    thanks