Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Forney, TX, USA
Get some good magazines: Chip McCormick or Wilson Combat. I think MetalForm makes the stock Springfield magazine.
These guys sell high dollar guns, you can just upgrade with some of their parts.
Caspian Arms. <- awesome looking pieces.
Brownells. <- Catalog has lots of goodies. Catalog is free I think. Helps to have it when ordering.
Getting a nice coating in 2-tone is pretty trendy right now. I like the Springfield EMP or Sig Sauer.
You can turn it into a race gun with compensator, mag well, holographic sight with deflector and 10rnd extended mags. See STI in Georgetown, TX.
Bull Barrels look cool, but bushing barreled guns can be the most accurate.
Custom trigger, sear, hammer and springs can really improve on accuracy.
Most, if not all, the manuf's have custom parts and center to install them for ya.
Novak Extreme Duty night sights if it has the Novak cut.
Heinie Straight 8 sights are pretty awesome as well.
Some Cocobolo grips are nice. Lots of different designs and materials: wood, plastic, aluminum, rubber. Several good brands.
If you want to go hard core. Try a 45 Super or a 460 Rowland conversion. Both are very stout and push the limits of a 1911. if the gun is in excellent condition and of high quality, the 45 Super can be done with proper brass and recoil spring. The 460 Rowland requires a new barrel, plus items needed to be upgraded with 45 Super.
Some parts are drop in, others require a lot of 'smith work. Fitting a bull barrel is not cheap to get it right.
"Don't taze me, bro."