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Even though my Dan Wesson PM7-45 runs great with the FLGR, I decided to go GI and update it to a Wilson Combat plug with rings.











I had a little problem, though. I had been warned that the WC plugs sometimes come a little on the long side and, sure enough, it was too long. I debated sending it back, but then I had an idea. I broke out my 45 Colt case trimmer and trimmed it back to fit. I also deburred it using my Lee deburring tool. :) Fit's perfectly now! The Ed Brown guide rod dropped right in, too.



I also changed out the grips and bushings for slim-line Dan Wesson laser etched logo grips and thin bushings. Now this gun is perfect for me.



I have a custom 1911 by Marianne Carniak, too,(in addition to a few others) but I have to admit that even though it's custom, it doesn't hold a candle to the production fit and finish of my PM7. This 1911 won't be sold or traded. It's perfect for me now.

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Nicely done. All of mine get the same treatment, except the grips, I prefer the full contour there.
 

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Definetly want to change out the FLGR on my RIA. Those grips do look sweet!
-Joel
Thanks! I wasn't sure if I was going to like them, but Keith from DW said that they were really great grips and that he only had one pair left, so I snatched them up. :)

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I went to the range a couple days ago and ran some Winchester White Box 230 gr. FMJ through the PM7 and had absolutely zero difference in accuracy or function. :)

I'm digging the look of the WC recoil spring and it's so much easier to break down now. So glad that I did it!

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That's the same plug I put in my TRP when I did away with the FLGR in it.

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