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jnh95
January 13, 2005, 11:51 AM
Hey everyone,

I have a few questions. I have a new Springfield Armory 1911-Loaded. I need some work done though. I would like to have the front strap checkered to 25 or 30 LPI (have not decided on which yet), the rear of the magazine well beveled more, a "trigger job" with trigger set to between 3 and 3.5 pounds, and a couple new parts fitted (new Ti hammer strut, Ti sear spring, Wilson trigger, mainspring housing and a few more).

Everyone I have talked with is back logged up to 4 months. Any recommendations on a good smith who is available to do the work ASAP?

Also, when this work is done, I am thinking of sending the gun to Rocky Mountain Arms to apply the Bear coat (Flat black slide over Grey receiver). Has anyone used this coating before? I need something that will stand up to daily carry in and around the coast line salt air. This coating has a life time warranty. Has anyone tried to use this warranty? These are the same people who do the Bear coat for Les Baer and a few others.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Stay safe,


James S.

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burrhead
January 13, 2005, 12:24 PM
Any really good gunsmith is going to have quite a backlog and you'll want a really good smith to do acceptable checkering. As to Bearcoat, check out this thread. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=86336

jnh95
January 13, 2005, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the input. Greatly appreciated.

Stay safe,

James S.

BluesBear
January 14, 2005, 01:09 AM
Look at the photos and decide for yourself.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=1460860

You can't make a decision based on one bad example.
NOTHING and NO ONE is perfect.

stans
January 14, 2005, 07:54 AM
3.0 to 3.5 pound trigger? That is a way scary trigger for a 1911. I have successfully done a 3.5 pound trigger on the gun I used in IPSC/USPSA limited 10 division, but now that I have quit the game I upped the pull to 4 pounds. Honestly, I would not attempt a pull of less than 4 pounds again and if this is a defensive pistol, I would go for 4.5 to 5 pounds.

jnh95
January 14, 2005, 11:26 AM
Stans,

3.5 is a very light trigger pull. I will re-evaluate the trigger pull and test more pistols with different pull settings. Thanks for your input and I will let ya know what happenes.

Blues Bear,

I read the long thread between BR and RMA. I also really liked the pic's you have posted.

Thank you both for the input. Stay safe,

James S.

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