I have a full size, basic Springfield 1911 that was handed down to me by my father. I have been wanting to have some upgrades and work done and finally have decided to have the work done. I have been compiling a list of things I want done so that I will have it ready when I take it to the smith on Tuesday. So far, this is what I have decided on: Replace the full length guide rod with a GI system Tune the extractor Replace the trigger and work on trigger pull New barrel Add Novak style sights, which will entail grinding down the existing front sight and cutting a dovetail Add new beaver tail Replace safety Lower the ejection port New hammer I know much of what is done to make a pistol better is subjective and opinions will vary. That being said, is there anything glaring that I am missing, or am I doing too much? I know I could probably do quite a bit more, but I do have a budget and I am not looking to make this a competition pistol, just a good, reliable shooter. Thanks in advance for any advice that can be offered.