2nd report on new SA GI (WWII)


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1911WB
June 30, 2004, 03:41 PM
Got up to the 200 rd. mark today. the pistol is still doing great. Refresher- when I got it I replaced the extractor with a Brown. Also put in a Nowlin sear spring and a 20# mainspring which together reduced the already good trigger pull from 5 lbs to 4. The pistol is pretty well fitted. Other the aforementioned changes all I've done is lubricate, clean & shoot it. It is reasonably accurate. Today I shot a 2 1/2" group at 20 yrds. with the following load: 230 gr. Win. FMJ, 5 grns Bullseye, WLP primer, 1.255 oal. The pistol has functioned perfectly with two exceptions: rds. 1 & 101 failed to eject (the extracted empties were sitting in the chamber catywampus- both of these rds. had been single fed from mags, then the mag was released & the rd. fired); the second issue is that occasionally ejected empties graze the top of my head. The first issue might be due to my rather light reloads. When I tried the single round trick with a factory WB Win. round it ejected fine. I guess I can live with the second issue at least till I replace the ejector. All in all I can say that this pistol is the best value on a good 1911A1 that I know of. What I mean by "good" is reasonably well built, requires little to no mods to make it work right, and is reliable right out of the box. :)

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1911Ron
June 30, 2004, 04:40 PM
I have one also and the only thing i've changed was the grips to the Houges while they are okay i want some walnut ones w/the double diamonds:D other than that nothing else was done. I ran an assortment of JHP thru mine and no feeding errors and this was with different shapes and brands of JHP in the same mag! Glad you like it.

ruger357
June 30, 2004, 07:35 PM
Have had one for around a year and a half. I changed the grips to wood and put in a Wolf recoil spring. Great firearm.

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