My first attempt at Customizing

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by rjgnwdc, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Bristow, VA.
    I got a Colt Combat Elite at Christmas its a great 1911of course its a real tack driver a pleasure to shoot 300 rds of various types of .45 mainly my 230 gr FMJ reloads bunch of JHP and SWC without a single jam the only complaint I had was it has a plastic mainspring housing and I just couldn't live with that so I disassembled it all the way down and while I had everything out I replaced the slide release with a Wilson Combat Extended Slide Release I also replaced the magazine catch with an Ed Brown Extended Checkered Mag Catch and the whole reason I tore it down in the first place the Ed Brown Arched Mainspring Housing check out this slide show link Below this pic
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  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida

  3. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    May 27, 2011
    Good slide show, and nice work on your part. Did you end up with much fitting?
  4. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Bristow, VA.
    Thanks, nope everything was drop in, I took it out shooting yesterday everything functions properly.
  5. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I have one of those Wilson Extended Slide Stops too. Like it more than the standard one.
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