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Well after about 2 years away from the 1911's, it seems I will be returning. I listed my customized S&W M&P 9MM for sale/trade today and very quickly got an interesting trade offer from an LEO out in Missouri. So negotiated a bit and came to a deal both were happy with. I should have a SA TRP Operator sometime next week. This will be my first railed 1911, and hopefully it shoots as well as the TRP I once owned. It does have finish wear in a few places as he carried it on duty, so I will be looking to get it refinished at some point. Also the adjustable sights will probably get swapped out, it was good to see Harrison makes a serrated fixed rear for this pistol. Need to get some dies, lead, and brass and I will be in business.

I have a few questions:

1) Is is worth it or even doable to modify the slide for standard sights?

2) Who makes a good CCW holster for a railed 1911 with a decent lead time?

3) What finish would you guys recommend and from who? I live in hot and humid FL so I need something that will hold up.

I want to get the pistol and put 1-2K rounds through it as is, but off the top of my head I would like to eliminate the ambi-safety, change the sights, and refinish the gun.

I would also like to know, if anyone has the info, which parts on this gun are MIM......

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1. Doable? Yes. Worth it? Wouldn't be to me. It'd have to be welded, recut, refinished.
2. Try Kelley Gun Leather.
3. Cerakote from Lou at Business End Customs.
 

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1. John Harrison makes a fixed hard-use sight that fits the bomar cut of the TRP operator right now. 10-8 has one pending. Hilton Yam told me its probably 6 weeks from market. No slide modification needed for either of them. I have a Harrison sight but will probably buy a 10-8 when they come out.

2. I have a MS VM2 for a full-rail and I know they make them for the standard rail but you wont like the wait.

3. I'm out on that. Every man for himself.


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1. Doable? Yes. Worth it? Wouldn't be to me. It'd have to be welded, recut, refinished.
2. Try Kelley Gun Leather.
3. Cerakote from Lou at Business End Customs.
I figured as much on number 1, thanks for your input I will check the holsters out and have a PM in to Lou
 

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1. John Harrison makes a fixed hard-use sight that fits the bomar cut of the TRP operator right now. 10-8 has one pending. Hilton Yam told me its probably 6 weeks from market. No slide modification needed for either of them. I have a Harrison sight but will probably buy a 10-8 when they come out.

2. I have a MS VM2 for a full-rail and I know they make them for the standard rail but you wont like the wait.

3. I'm out on that. Every man for himself.


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I was looking at the Harrison sight funny you mention it, seems the challenge in whatever fixed rear sight I get will be matching it up with a proper front sight. As for Milt Sparks, the VM2 is probably my favorite holster of all I have owned, but yes waiting for one to be built will take forever, my 3 year might be in college before the holster arrives, lol.
 

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basically all the small parts are MIM.


10-8 should have it's BoMar replacement sights out in the next month or 2. I like the looks of them better than the Harrison.
The pics in the link below are of the prototype.

http://militarytimes.com/blogs/gearscout/2012/01/16/10-8-modular-rear-sight/
Thanks Quack, I was looking at the 10-8 sight, looks killer, from just a looks perspective I like it better than the Harrison sight. What front sight would this be matched up well with?

Sent you a pm also for some info, thanks.
 

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Great news,...........looks like all Q's have been answered.

Give Lou a shout about the work.
 

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Great news,...........looks like all Q's have been answered.

Give Lou a shout about the work.
Yeah I sent him a pm a little bit ago. Waiting to hear back. Hopefully the guy ships to me tomorrow.......can't wait to have it.

Now the hunt for a CCW holster.........
 

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Who makes a good CCW holster for a railed 1911 with a decent lead time?
Cane & Derby. 30 work day lead time last I talked to them.

I dont have the CCW loops in the pic. This is a modified MC Operator work done by D&V Small Arms

 

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Cane & Derby. 30 work day lead time last I talked to them.

I dont have the CCW loops in the pic. This is a modified MC Operator work done by D&V Small Arms

Thanks I will check them out......


Looks a lot like a Raven, but Raven has a 14-16 week lead time, lol......
 

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They are as good as the Raven Ive owned. Ive got 2 C&D holsters now due to price and lead time of the RCH
 

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Gabe,.....you can always use the Isreali carry method and stuff it in your pants!

No holster needed,.........:pound:
 

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Hey Gabe,.......how 'bout a pic of your "soon to be your's" 1911? :eyebrows:
 
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