1911Addicts -The Premiere 1911 Forum For Enthusiasts
Went to my local gun store yesterday and a 5" Clapp jumped out at me.. Few things I didn't care for so decided to go home and do a little work. I limited myself to parts I already had sitting around.
So fit an Ed Brown thumb safety, Nighthawk trigger, Challis grip bushings, new grips, did a little trigger work to get it to a nice clean 3.5#, Flush cut and reverse 45 degree the factory barrel then shot the frame and all small parts with a matte graphite black Cerakote.
Took my son, just turned 17, and new SR1911 and Gen 4 G17 to the Range this past Saturday. I have to say we had a blast :biggrin1:. It was my son's first time shooting a pistol, his previous shooting has been a 22 rifle and 12Ga shotgun with the Scouts. Put 100 rounds thru the 1911 without a single issue using PMC 230 Grain FMJ. I was not too concerned with accuracy, well not too much anyway...
Well, I finally finished my 1911. It's finished in a glossier look than most 1911's as that's what I like. I enjoy the way the Wilson Combat guns come finished and inspired me to choose a finish based off that. I like the Ed Brown style treatment he does so I decided to duplicate that on the front strap to match the mainspring housing that was purchased from him. The stock parts that remained on the gun were the firing pin and spring, the frame, slide and barrel. Everything else was replaced and tuned. I also did a dehorn/carry bevel on much of the gun and did a bunch of blending.
It seems no matter how much you wipe the oil off you can never get it all. I tried my best... There is oil on the trigger and on the back of the slide and a few other parts, its not a finish blemish.
Whether you can afford it or not, tell us what you really want in your next, or even first 1911 platform and a little about why, as if that's necessary. Being 1911 addicts, we all have the urge. Show your pics too. :thumb:
I've been lusting after the Ed Brown Molon Labe model for a while. I love the message as well as the profile.
Well I put 200 rounds of Remington Umc 230 gr ball through her and she handled every round without a glitch I worked from about 7 yards and 15 yards. The Legacy was spot on where I pointed it it pretty much put it. I also have steel spinner targets and it was spot on there as well. This 1911 was such a different feel and so precise.
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