Out of my 3 1911s that I’ve had, my list of modifications consists of changing a slide lock on one of them to one that’s a different shape. If more people would just go shoot their guns instead of consulting YouTube for the best free mods for 1911s, there would be less issues with guns.Speaking about cost, I can't begin to tell you how many stories I've heard where some 1911 adherent dishes out a huge laundry list of mods and accessories they have purchased for their guns in order to have a truly good one, some totaling in the thousands of dollars. This seems to be the norm with aficionados of this gun.
Does anybody just simply buy a 1911 and use/shoot/carry it straight out of the box? Apparently not.