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Just joined and I am impressed with the amount of knowledge here. I grew up on the 1911 platform since my Marine Corps days starting in 1972. I have always shot them well. I went to the dark side for a while (Glocks), but have come back home. At present, I have only a Kimber Ultra CDPII (which has been dead-nuts reliable in the 10 years I've had it, except for when using McCormick mags, which are designated range only), and I just aquired a Kimber Micro 9 (yeah, I know it's not a true 1911) to go with my pocket gun, a Kimber Micro .380.

I am on the hunt for a 3-3/5" 9mm at this time (I just like the smaller guns). I am also thinking of buying an inexpensive 1911 to do my own customizing on, figuring if I F it up too badly, I haven't lost that much.

With that in mind, anyone got any input on a good book to buy to start to learn the ins and outs of taking a base gun and making it better? I'm sure there will a LOT of other questions if I decide to do it.

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Welcome from the PNW! Can't help ya with the book but, someone with some knowledge will probably come along soon. Good luck in your venture! TW
 

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Welcome to the forum from another AZ.er

You want info on messin with 1911's? .... use the search tool here. esp gunsmith forum... There is a Ton of knowledge here, readily shared.

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Scottsdale, here ;)

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I'll second on the Kuhnhausen book for starters..........Wilson also published a book on the basics of working/customizing a 1911 some years ago. I have a copy but don't know if it's still in print....if all else fails still tuned here................

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