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  1. General 1911 talk
    Attached are a couple of pics of the guide rod from my ACW Prime Elite. To my ignorant eye, it looks like it's getting battered pretty good. This is the only 1911 with the short guide rod I've had. Also the only 1911 in .45acp that I've had. Is this normal? I was wondering if some of you PE...
  2. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Have a Kimber Gold Match that has a full length guide rod .I'd like to swap it out for small guide rod Is it as simple as just doing that plus new spring cap ? Also I noticed the barrel link moves forward and back ( no support for upright position) makes it harder to align slide stop on...
  3. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Nothing special, just some stuff from my parts bin. These are factory parts that came with the guns. First item is a one-piece full length guide rod with its corresponding plug from a Colt XSE 1911. $25 shipped Second item is a set of slim G10 grips from a Springfield pistol and it comes with...
  4. General 1911 talk
    GI style is easy to break down. But you really have to be mindfull of the spring. After you've done it a half dozen times or so it's really nothing to it. None of that bothers me at all. What does bother me is the spring rubbing the insides. The spring slop just dosn't seem right. Every thing...
  5. General 1911 talk
    I have taken apart 1911 pistols since 1964, never have I read such a statement in a firearm manual. Never, ever. The recoil spring stopper is steel, what effect will my pinching it have on disassembly? I've pinched it a time or two and my fingers hurt. Shoot up here amongst us, one of us needs...
  6. General 1911 talk
    Hey all, I have a Colt Commander that is listed on the books as an XSE, but it didn't get made as such. It has parts that were meant to be on a standard Commander like the sights and grip safety. It also came with a full length guide rod and spring guide. I have always wondered if there were...
  7. Wilson Combat
    Has anyone tried using this or similar on their Tactical Elite? Does it work as expected? i.e. no need for the take-down pin-tool. Is it safe to use on the TE? Thanks for your insights! https://dawsonprecision.com/guiderod-1911-5-bushing-barrel-tool-less-by-dawson-precision/
  8. General 1911 talk
    Would there be any benefits to putting a one piece guide rod in my Ruger LW CMD? If so, what would they be? Also, if there is, please recommend one for me. Thanks in advance, TW.
  9. Beginner's Corner
    My family is getting me the Springfield Loaded for Christmas. I'm sure I don't want their 2 piece guide rod. I just got an email for Wilson having a sale. So, I want the standard GI guide rod and plug. (probably bullet proof model). Am I correct in thinking I can use the factory recoil spring? I...
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hey y'all...picked-up a gently used Springfield 1911 Loaded model yesterday. Met the guy at the range, shot it and bought it. Got home and was going to clean it. I need an allen wrench to take this thing apart? What the??? It's not a big deal, but it's nice not need needing any tools to...
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Wilson BULLETPROOF Professional/Compact (4") Stainless Size Guide Rod w/ Recoil Spring and End Plug. $30 SHIPPED Paypal F&F Professional/Compact FULLY SUPPORTED Stainless End Plug (Bull Barrel OPEN End) $15 SHIPPED Wilson Combat GI Guide Rod, Shok Buf and Recoil Spring(Full Size) $25...
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Okay serious question here for those in the know how... I have been working on customizing my Kimber Ultra Carry TLE. I beveled the front of the slide and flush cut and crowned the barrel. However "huge after though, that should of been a before thought" The recoil cap protrudes slightly out of...
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Wilson FLGR 25C $17.50 shipped bought but never installed in a gun - never used
  14. General 1911 talk
    Everyone, I've been interested in picking up a norinco 1911 for some time but never come across them locally. I've found what appears to be a fair deal on gbroker but the guide rod appears extremely odd to me and I've never seen one like it. Can anybody help me out in identifying it? I'd...
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