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GI Champ...thoughts and observations

This is a discussion on GI Champ...thoughts and observations within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Gideon has anyone had work done by the SA custom shop? Are their prices reasonable? http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-pstl-cust.shtml Download the custom services worksheet from ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gideon
    has anyone had work done by the SA custom shop? Are their prices reasonable?

    http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-pstl-cust.shtml

    Download the custom services worksheet from this link for SA Custom shop pricing.

    I sent the wife's Black Stainless 1911 in to SA for warranty work. When the warranty work was completed I had the Custom Shop do a sweet trigger job 4.5ibs. , install G.I. guide rod, and replace the ILS MS housing with a flat checkered at 20 lpi. The bill was $185 parts and labor, I think very reasonable.

    The guide rod and MS housing, installed, were cheaper then I could purchase quality parts to install myself. Most of the trigger group was replaced for the trigger work.
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    Gideon,

    You're welcome sir.
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    Gideon, I have small hands as well and found the Flat MSH feels better for me.

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    Sorry for the late reply, but I was hunting all weekend. To the question about chopping the frame...I was just thinking of a bobtail conversion really...not the whole grip. As it will be a carry gun, I'd like to minimize printing. I really like the feel of the bobtail, but I really like the feel of the arched MS too. To the question about the Yo-Bo sights...I've never used them, but the reason for wanting them is two-fold: 1. I like the way they look. There more, well, retro. 2. As far as I know, they use the same dovetail cut that the original sight uses, thus reducing costs and keeping the classic look.

    I did get to shoot it, but all I had on hand was about 30 rounds...believe it or not, there wasn't a Wal-Mart anywhere close to where I was. There were, of course, no failures. I love this pistol and can't wait to put a couple hundred through it soon. I cleaned it good and lubed it before shooting, but will probable just keep a few drops in the right places, and wait to clean until I put a few hundred through it. I figure that's the best way to break it in and smooth it up.

    I haven't decided yet whether ot not a like the grips. I love the parked finish. I think that's one thing I've decided for sure...I like a polished blue, but the parked finish will better serve my purpose I think.

    Can I get the YB sights without the white dots? I just want the dot on the front sight.

    I'll post some pics as soon as possible.
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    Can I get the YB sights without the white dots? I just want the dot on the front sight.
    The retro sights don't have white dots.

    This is looking at the rear of the retro sight;
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    I guess I didn't look at the pics close enough...I definitely like those sights. Has anybody swaped one of the staked-in front sights? Is there a special tool for that? I'd just as soon purchase a rear sight tool and do them myself, but I'm not sure how the front sight would be done. Thoughts?

    OD, those are some good looking pistols. I'll try to post some pics of my stuff soon.

    As soon as I can run a few hundred rounds through the GI, my lwt will be making a trip to Geneseo for the frame to be refinished (you'll see why when I post a pic of it).
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    Is there a special tool for that?
    Yep, to do it right, you will need a sight staking tool, you can find them at Brownells.

    OD, those are some good looking pistols. I'll try to post some pics of my stuff soon.
    Thank you sir, they're just plain vanilla carry pieces.
    I'd like to see yours too.
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    Thumbs up Springfield Champions!!!

    When Springfield came out with this model...they truly named it correctly. I really like my Champion. I am on my second.

    My first started life as a GI WWII Parkerized Champion with a bushingless barrel, and after I found out just how accurate and reliable it was, I decided to modify it to my liking. I then bought a Stainless model that has a barrel with bushing and have started mods on it as well. Here they both are:
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    Forgot to post the pic tex !!!
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    Thumbs up Springfield Champions!!!!

    P95Carry,

    I usually use what is in the UserCP/Attachments but I did not have the newest one there. So I had saved it to get to the attachments and now they are there.........Sorry!!
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    No sweat dude - just nudgin' ya

    Nice job and that grip looks A1 for secure hold - nice to shoot I'll bet.
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    Good looking pistols tex im sure i asked before but where did you get the Grips?

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    All right...finally here are some pics. You'll have no difficulty seeing why I'm sending the compact abck for a refinish. I through in the M9 for good measure.
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    How long did ya carry the Compact for the finish to wear off like that?

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    That's pretty severe - long time holstered?

    I see in the first pic - they have just been removed from the machine, after the spin cycle - they look so dry
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