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Rebuilt the 1911

Discussion in 'Firearms and Mac & Cheese' started by DirtyMike, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Man what a chore that was. Not a complicated task just tedious. After developing some failure to feed issues I got in touch with Wilson combat. Simply put the base issue was an extremely worn recoil spring. So I figured with some 10k plus rounds might as well do it all.

    Its now like a brand new gun, and has taught me a lot about this classic. Wilson suggests a new recoil spring every thousand rounds to keep a 1911 in top running shape and a particular selection of back up parts.

    Most of all I have learned that while a 1911 is a classic, and a very fun gun, it is not practical for someone who is not good at maintaining.

    Still overall I love my 1911, but it is a weapon that requires love and care
     
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  2. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    10k rounds through one recoil spring?? thats hard to believe
     
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    Like I said, I was having issues and have learned a lot about this particular firearm
     
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    very nice! i would love to build one with the Ares kit, id probably chamber mine in 10mm/

    Got any pics?
     
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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    nice. stainless is hawt *drool*
     
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  7. DirtyMike

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    I actually hate stainless for shooting. Problem comes with glare and the shinyness. Personally for carry use I prefer a nice dull ugly firearm, but grandpa gave this to me and range shooting is awesome with it
     
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    blindboxx2334 Turbo Monkey

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    ive never had an issue with glare. but i just like stainless as a material in general. it can sort of add a bit of the blingy-ness factor too.

    theres always cerakote.
     
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    Been thinking about a cerakote job on my xd, not on this though, would kill the value too much
     
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