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Made myself a new range toy

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TIMC, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. TIMC

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    I've been wanting a fun gun for the range. I have several 1911's that are working guns but I wanted one that was just for pure pleasure. I started with a Springfield 1911 A1 Loaded. I added an Ed Brown beveled magwell and back strap. Next I added a set of Hogue square bottom grips, a Clark 5 1/2" barrel and muzzle brake. I finished it off with a set of Wolff springs.
    I am amazed at how little recoil she has and how accurate the gun is. The Clark barrel fit like a glove with no issues. The recoil spring I have settled on is a 13 lb spring. This was a fun project that was only a few hundred dollars to complete and now I have a super accurate 1911 that makes fast follow up shots a breeze.
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  2. BHP FAN

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    Saweet!Just a very nice pistola, I bet she shoots as good as she looks!
     
  3. MaterDei

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    Nice gun, nice pics!
     
  4. TIMC

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    She shoots great I am very happy with how she turned out. I think this one will be one of my favorite range toys!
     
  5. Jed Carter

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    Nice Open Class pistol, bet it's as loud as it is accurate.
     
  6. bannockburn

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    Your range toy turned out very nice. I have a SA M1911 that I have been thinking about modifying for the very same purpose. I especially like the Clark barrel and compensator set-up.
     
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    very nice
     
  8. Greg528iT

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    I like.
    I added.. the Wilson barrel bushing / muzzle brake. I like it. I have a feeling the Clark intergral barrel / brake is a bit nicer.

    Shhhhhh your FLGR is showing. ;)
     
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    Wow, you have many 1911's. Lucky you!

    Sweet looking gun!
     
  10. TIMC

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    I tried a barrel bushing brake and felt it did not do a whole lot for the gun. I can tell you the recoil difference is like night and day comparing the two different types. I had to go much lighter on the recoil spring to get her functioning correctly
     
  11. TIMC

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    I have a sickness! :D
     
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    I highly reccomend it! Installation was super easy. I would reccomend a Wolff calibration kit to figure out which recoil spring you will need.
     
  13. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    "Your Colt 1911s.....You've done something to them" The Punisher 2004 Thomas Jane.
     
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