1911 FLGR to traditional set up advice/help wanted

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    1911 FLGR to traditional set up advice/help wanted

    I know this is a pretty basic question, but I'm just trying to make sure I'm not forgetting anything. I have a SA loaded target 1911 that I am going to replace the full length guide rod on. Thanks to the folks at brownells, I have a new barrel bushing and recoil spring plug from wilson combat, and a recoil spring guide. I think those are all the parts I need aside from the recoil spring (If I am wrong please tell me). I think I recall that factory is a 16# recoil spring, but I'm not positive, so I'm thinking a Wolff 16 or 16.5# spring should be a fine replacement.

    Does it look like I am missing anything? Any sage advice before I undertake this? Would anyone suggest a different weight spring for any reason? I actually feel like a bit of a noob for asking about this, but for some reason I have that nagging feeling I am forgetting something small that will bite me later.
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    That should be it. Why are you replacing the barrel bushing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    That should be it. Why are you replacing the barrel bushing?
    Because I wasn't sure if the old one would work, and want all of the parts to be waiting in Ohio when I get back there. Besides, I don't think wilson combat parts will hurt the pistol. And extra parts aren't a bad thing, besides, I ordered it last night
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    The Falcon Arms 16.5# variable Chrome Silicon spring is an excellent spring & I think it is better than the Wolff and handles various and different ammo brands extremely well and with great functional and long lasting reliability.

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