OK. I think I'm going to get a Springfield Mil-spec for my first handgun. I don't think it's worth it to get a Para or some DA/SA just so I can pay $100 for high capacity magazines. Moreover, I like the prospect of being able to "build-up" this gun, and after I shoot it for awhile, it is what I intend to do.
I have some questions as to parts, components in order to make this gun flawless when I send it out to a custom shop. I'd also like some more people that do custom work.
1. Barrel: Bar-sto seems the best. What barrel model specifically for a defensive gun though? What's the difference between a "Marine Corps Cut" and "5" Barrel with internal feed ramp" barrels? I want a feed ramp off the barrel right? What is the most reliable?
2. Extractor and springs: It sounds like everyone needs to put Wolff springs in. What exactly does "tuning" and "polishing" the extractor mean? Should the extractor spring be upgraded?
3. The ejection port: Should I have it lowered and flared more than on the standard Mil-Spec?
4. Bushing: What bushing to get? Ed Brown? Does Bar-Sto offer them?
Thanks to all you guys for helping me thus far.