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    Shooter 1911

    It appears I have a problem. I have found myself to be the owner of a SA GI .45. I think it is pretty cool to look at, but that isn't why I own guns. I shoot them and don't really want to own anything I wouldn't feel comfortable carrying into a bad place. So, I need to do some work to bring this gun up to speed.

    I've been looking, and I think I am going to head in the direction of the MEU(SOC) pistol, without sticking too much to any particular guidelines.
    Basically, I am thinking I want to keep the parkarized finish, add a beaver tail, long trigger, commander hammer, ambi-safety, better sights (that I would prefer to fit without cutting) and get the needed barrel/bushing work done. (Maybe some pachmeyer grips, don't know yet)

    If anyone has any advice on the parts needed to make this gun a shooter, let me know. And if you see anything I've missed your opinion is valued as well. Of course, if anything on this list isn't really needed I welcome that knowledge as well.
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    You haven't said if you tried shooting it yet. How do you know it isn't a shooter? I have old WW1 pistol that is still a shooter. If you haven't tried it, do so. But If you want all that fancy stuff go for it. although it isn't needed for protection.

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    The sights are not an option. The GI sights just aren't going to work for me. The gun seems uncomfortable, so I was thinking about the beavertail. The rest is stuff I've just been told that I need.

    I'll take it to the range this weekend and see how it runs.
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    the rest is easy the sights you are pretty well stuck with with out having the slide milled

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    Perhaps buying a loaded SA, or similar might be a better way to go, unless you want build it yourself. Bud seems to know about building em.
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    This gun wasn't my purchase. It was a gift that I would like to keep, and I would like to be able to make it appear as a stock gun in the future, at lease as much as possible.

    I've found a couple of options for sights, so it is just a matter of getting them and putting them on. The rest of the stuff is still a mystery to me. I guess I should head on over to the 1911 forums and ask there.
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    well you have to give us some more info

    Short trigger long med solid or Swiss cheese

    Install a hour or so

    Beavertail you going to grind the frame or no ?

    Rowell hammer i suggest replacing all the trigger control parts

    cylinder and slide are as drop in as you can get

    Ambi safety pick a model they all fit the same you have to file on lug to fit to the sear

    If your going to fit the barrel yourself a Kart EZ fit is the way to go with their tool kit


    you can also pm if you need to

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    Call Brownell's in Iowa & request their catalog.
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    Brownells and midway catalogs and check out there sites lot of reading

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    Bud, thanks for your help. You've given me something to at least think about. I would love to be more specific as to my wants/needs, but I am smart enough to know i don't know anything. I'm starting to think I may just drop it off at a 'smith and let them worry about the thing. The more I learn, the less I seem to know.
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    naw ya might want to learn none is really hard as long as you have a plan

    Start with trigger work your way out any of us will help ya as much as we can

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