Congratulations on your new $600 1911. Now go find a gunsmith and have an additional $1500 in custom work done to it and you'll have a decent handgun.I picked up an entry level Springfield Mil Spec 1911.
What should I do to it to improve it?
Suggestions please. If you can point me to videos that would be great.
^^^^^^^^^^^^Amen.Let me drag out my soapbox.
What the heck do you mean by "improve" it? I have no idea what you intend to do with it, I have no idea what your level of training and experience is and I have no idea what your physical ability and characteristics are i.e. how big your hands are etc, and your going to ask total strangers for advice?
If you ask me, which you have, go shoot the thing, shoot it a few times, not just 25 rounds off your back porch. Take notes about what you feel the gun is not doing that you want it to do. Read all the gun rags and make notes, then shoot the gun again. Think about what those gun rags said and compare them to what your seeing. Look at the youtube experts and make notes, then shoot again and compare what they say to what your seeing.
Then YOU decide what the gun is not doing that you want it to do and then decide if your willing to pay for the upgrades or just sell the gun and get one with the features you want.
OK enough soapbox.
+1. Hogue grips give you a different grip feel, while also looking somewhat distinctive, without changing the overall appearanve of the pistol, for the worse.Other than different grips, if you are so inclined, I wouldn't change anything.