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Para GI Expert Advice

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jghuwe, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. jghuwe

    jghuwe SE Portland Member

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    So to be clear before we start.
    1. This is my pistol and is not for sale
    2. I am asking for your opinion of my ideas to further make it mine (not yours)
    3. Please no negative comments

    I would like to make some improvements to my 1911 as pictured.

    Thoughts are, leave it as it
    Add some stainless pieces
    *beavertail safety
    *extended slide release
    *oversize mag release
    *guide rod plug

    custom trigger.

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  2. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Do you own any more 1911s?

    If so leave it alone is my vote. I like the classic look of a GI 1911.

    However if your in need of the extended slide stop and mag release I would say go for it. If your hands are fine with what's on it, keep it stock.
     
  3. JSJPDX

    JSJPDX East Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I'm with where Reno was going. Only do something if you need to do something to make the gun work/function better for you. If that were mine, the only thing I would do to it would be to add a beavertail grip safety. I like a high grip and the beavertail helps me get to where I like to be. Then shoot the daylights out of it to get everything internally smoothed out.
     
  4. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I like the beavertail safety but the other extended stuff I have tried before always ends up being pulled off.
     
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  5. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    I concur with Bill. The investment in these add-ons are not going to make it and/or you any better or more effective. I'd vote to leave it stock and use the money to buy more ammo and invest in some training and then practice.
     
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  6. jghuwe

    jghuwe SE Portland Member

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    Thanks! I appreciate the honest feedback. The only thing I have done is add the wood grips. It shoots great as is.