My first attempt at Customizing

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

  1. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member

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    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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    http://s186.photobucket.com/albums/x193/rjgnwdc/New Mods/?albumview=slideshow
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice gun.
  3. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

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

    rjgnwdc New Member

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    Thanks, nope everything was drop in, I took it out shooting yesterday everything functions properly.
  5. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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