I just bought a new SS Mil-Spec and I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but boy does it feel good in the hands!! (Except for the cheesy plastic grips, those have gotta go!
I decided to buy a Springfield based on the good reports from other owners that I have read on this forum and the reasonable price vs. quality and warranty issue. I am a machine shop teacher and after thouroughly inspecting the machining on this gun I can say that it is very well built! The only thing I don't really like is the 2 piece barrel which seems to be almost a non issue to most. The slide to frame fit is excellent with practically no play at all.
My questions: Are there any upgrades/modifications that you folks would recommend? So far the only things besides the grips that I want to change are: get rid of the ILS system, add an extended safety, and possibly a beavertail grip safety.
Which manufacturers do you recommend for these parts and how much fitting is involved?
The pistol is probably a better shot than I am and I am not interested in a whiz-bang, full competition race gun, but I want a very reliable and fun to shoot weapon that may one day be used as a concealed carry piece.
Any input would be appreciated!