Re: 1911 collet bushing?
The "legs " on the spring bushing can and have broken. It is not a every day event, but it has happened. On a gun used for range use only ( such as mine are ) it is of no great importance. If one breaks and jams the gun, well, when I get home I will repair it. However, there are those who like to carry the old war horse, in that case I would change to a solid bushing. Colt has erred before, check out the Colt 9MM 2000, I believe they called it the All American, introduced in 1992 with a lot of fanfare, dropped very quietly in 1994.