after reading about 1911's on here... dern it i want one. i used to have a springfield GI and loved it. so im thinking about swapping my ruger 357 in and getting on, a semi-local gunshop had one for around 450. i been wanting another 45 for a while... and now im just about in the notion to get me one. figuring i will get the GI model, lower and flare the port and put an extended ejector in it, polish inside and out as needed, sharp edges and such off appropriate parts, replace the mainspring housing with a non lock model, other than that leave it stock. any thoughts or suggestions? thanks guys ~john Wanna kill these ads? We can help!