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Good Bye, FLGR!

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by deadite, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    deadite
     
  2. Hurricanes

    Hurricanes Member

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    Aug 21, 2011
    Definetly want to change out the FLGR on my RIA. Those grips do look sweet!
    -Joel
     

  3. CMG

    CMG Member

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    Aug 20, 2011
    Nicely done. All of mine get the same treatment, except the grips, I prefer the full contour there.
     
  4. Okie

    Okie Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Well done my friend:thumb:
     
  5. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    Thanks, guys!
     
  6. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    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. :)

    deadite
     
  7. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    I have girlie hands. :)

    deadite
     
  8. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Good call. I like the grips too. :thumb:

    Andy
     
  9. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2011
    Love the grips, very nice job.

    Mike
     
  10. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    Thanks, guys!
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice, deadite
     
  12. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Nice job, bro. Looks really good. :thumb:
     
  13. deadite

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  14. 230gr

    230gr Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
  15. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Looking good! Love the grip as well!
     
  16. longhair

    longhair New Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Just the opposite with me, all my 1911's have flgrs.
     
  17. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011

    I like them too. I use them in my range pistols.. Ron
     
  18. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    I don't really have a problem with them, except it's slightly more difficult to break them down, but no big deal. I just like the look of it.

    deadite
     
  19. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

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    Aug 17, 2011
    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!

    deadite
     
  20. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

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    Sep 22, 2011
    That's the same plug I put in my TRP when I did away with the FLGR in it.

    claire
     
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