Hi all...Been lurking here a few weeks and figured it was time to jump in.
A few weeks ago I picked up a bare bones basic .45 ACP Springfield Armory 1911, full size pistol. I plan to transition to carrying this 1911 for CCW instead of my EAA Witness.
Right now it is in the shop getting night sights installed. Should be back in a week or two. When it gets back, I will be looking do do some upgrades to make it super reliable. Not looking to turn it into a race gun with lots of bells and whistles. I don't need all that fancy stuff. I want a rock-solid, utterly reliable, bet-your-life pistol.
What would you guys suggest? I thought about polishing the feed ramp, Wilson Combat mags (do you recommend 7 or 8 rounders?) for starters. I would like to be able to do as much of the work myself to get familiar with the pistol. I am fairly mechanical, but have never worked on pistols other than field stripping/cleaning.
Not interested in turning it into a 100 yard tack driver either. I know that accuracy needs tight tolerances, and that is usually counterproductive to reliability. I do want it to be accurate at self-defense distances though. Am I asking too much??
Thanks for your ideas.