Author Topic: a list of 1911s  (Read 1987 times)

Crazy Mingo

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a list of 1911s
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:15:38 PM »
Howdy Friends, ;D I hate to be a pain with dumb Questions. :-\.1st I plan on shooting Traditional.. I was planing on ordering a Rem R1 basic. :P. today I ran into a springfield 1911-A1 . Mil-spec..and did not know if would fit my needs. is there a list of 1911's that I can pick from. :-\.and just what is allowed to be done to the 1911. ;)

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Boggus Deal

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Re: a list of 1911s
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 05:01:48 PM »
Crazy Mingo,
While there is no "list" of guns to choose from, there is a Shooter's Handbook with all the legal specifications for a Traditional legal gun and most everything that isn't legal.
If the Springfield 1911 A-1 is factory, it should be fine for traditional. If it has been modified, it may or may not be.

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Re: a list of 1911s
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 07:43:40 PM »
Mingo, I have both the Rem R1 and the SA Mil-Spec.  I used a magic marker to darken the white dots on the R1's sights.  The hammer spring on my Mil=Spec is the strongest I've ever seen, so strong that I had difficulty retracting the slide with the hammer down.  I changed out the hammer spring to a lighter spring, either 19 or 21, and removed the ILS while I was at it.  Required a standard GI hammer strut, main spring housing and internals.  Brownells had a kit at one time.  Inexpensive.  The trigger on the Mil-Spec is perhaps slightly smoother and lighter than that on the R1.  Go with either.
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Abe E.S. Corpus

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Re: a list of 1911s
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 11:08:59 AM »
I've seen both used to good effect by Traditional shooters.  Both have more visible sights than a "GI" type 1911 (while still legal) and both are available in stainless (also legal) if you prefer a stainless gun.

I think the Springfield is a Series 70 while the Remington has a Series 80 type hammer block.  In case you prefer one over the other.

Crazy Mingo

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Re: a list of 1911s
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 06:50:27 PM »
Howdy all ;D I now own a Rem R1..  ;DI haven't shot it yet so don't know how its shoots.. 8)