New PT1911 SS with Ed Brown wide single safety, Smith & Alexander one-piece mag well and main spring housing, Operators II Predator Green G10 grips and grip screws from VZ Grips, and Wilson Combat Elite Tactical mags.
I buffed-out the frame, slide, barrel, barrel bushing and guide rod with Scotch-Brite light grey #07448 pads. Happy with the way it turned out.
Here you guys go...
PT1911 slide with caspian raceready reciever
wilson combat comp. that works amazing esspecially for my 45 super rounds
and yes this is a full time 45 super thats all I shoot out of it and it rocks (130yd shots with only 6" of drop in a 200gr hollow point)
My PT1911. Only swapped out the guide rod with the GI shorty and plug from Ed Brown so far, my extractor broke this weekend, so Ive got the Ed Brown hardcore on the way from brownells, I really need some VZ grips soon.
ZERO and I mean ZERO fitting with this. I can no longer put it in like the stock with my fingers and barely any effort however when I use the taurus bushing wrench it slips right in.. no effort as far as tying to muscle it in, just very hard to do it with fingertips once you get the recoil spring and plug in. After that it's solid. Only thing I kind of wish they would have done was chamfer the inner part of the bushing where the barrel slides back and forth. It's a pretty sharp edge from the factory so I just took my time and sanded it smooth a little bit to take the bite off.. Seems to be very good now, just gotta take it to the range and then I can report back if it made the group tighter.
These are two 1911 pistols that my nephew and I Duracoated with our favorite colors. My 1911 is on the right and it is, as far as I can tell, one of the only vivid green 1911s out there with matching green grips. The color of the frame and slide is CADPAT Light Green and Matte Black accents for the grip safety, safety, trigger, slide release, etc. My nephew's 1911 is Coyote Brown with Matte Black trigger. Both of our grip are RAASCO Grips (Nephew's are Royal Jacaranda and mine are Evergreen Camo) It turned out very nice with the exception of putting it back together. The pictures aren't as nice as other on this thread, but they'll do.
Nice duracoating on those. the Green looks much better than I would have thought with the black accents.
Now a quick question....
Why is it that every Silver colored PT1911 I've ever seen still has Black sights?