Ideas on customizing a 1911
I have a SA Mil-Spec 1911. It's a 5" and has been a good weapon. Occassionally the slide won't lock to the rear, even with Wilson Magazines, however, that's not the question.
I'd like to have some custom work done but I don't know what I want :confused:
We'll, I know a few things....I do want a flat mainspring housing to make the grip smaller. I'd like the beavertail safety and a different hammer and I want checkering on the frontstrap and rear and better sights. But that's all external for the most part. So I guess I know what I want to some degree but I'm not sure what I want on the inside. If I can improve the accuracy a little that would be great. But beyond that I don't want to replace parts that won't make a noticeable difference in operation or accuracy.
I was hoping some of you could recommend a short list of items you'd recommend in order to get what I've listed plus some better accuracy for a moderate price. I can't afford to go all out but would like to make it a better weapon. I'm also thinking that I'll have to have some different finish added after I'm done to cover what having work done does to the finish. I'd like to keep the weapon all black.
I've looked at SA Armory's custom shop price list and it seems like I could buy a new gun with most of what I want for what I think it would cost me. Looks pricey to me...
So if you can recommend some modest items and the priority you'd place on doing them, and even suggest some good sources to have the work done, I'd appreciate it very much!