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Springfield Armory LW Compact 45 build plan

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Bender, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    So I recently picked up this Springer light weight Compact 45

    Below is my build plan. Hopefully I can get squeeze it into the infamous Pistolwrench's schedule.

    Here's the plan,


    French cut slide,
    Ball cut slide,
    Recontour front strap, high cut w/golfball,
    Match crown barrel,
    Recoil spring plug with no hole,
    EGW grip safety,
    Roundbutt contour,
    Carry bevel pkg,
    Cut slide for 10-8 sights

    What do you all think?
    Undecided on finish,......will get that figured out later. Thinking CeraKote.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  2. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Sounds good to me, I say go for it.
     

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    PW? Hell man he got banned from TOOS remember. Anybody that can't compete with those experts you don't want working on your gun. :rofl2:

    Being serious looks like you know what you want and I say go for it.
     
  4. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    875
    Aug 17, 2011
    Sounds great , but I would skip the 10-8 and have Chuck build you a Tier 1 sight.
     
  5. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Crap,.....forgot about that. The original idea was to just have Chuck do the machine work.
     
  6. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    I'm anxious to see how it turns out. I want to have some work done to mine, but I'm still not sure what I want yet.
     
  7. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
  8. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Would be a great choice for a Rogers' special.
     
  9. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
  10. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Glad to see that you are keeping it and getting it worked on Greg. :thumb:
     
  11. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    Ha!! I knew that you would not sell it.. congrats on getting it a facelift!!
     
  12. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    That's going to be a sweet build!
     
  13. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    So here is the finalized build plan,...........for now. Looks like a 4-12 month build time.

    -Recontour front strap & high cut with golfballs
    -Flat MSH with golfballs
    -Match crown barrel
    -Recoil spring plug with no hole
    -Round butt contour
    -EGW grip safety
    -Wilson commander hammer
    -Harrison solid, black short trigger
    -Trigger job, disco, sear
    -Carry bevel pk
    -Cut slide & install Tier 1 sights
    -CeraKote

    Undecided on the CeraKote color.
     
  14. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
  15. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    That's an awesome build plan.
     
  16. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    It will replace the EMP as a EDC.
    Considering the build time, I may be reverting to the G26 for EDC. :Cry:
     
  17. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Looking forward to seeing the EGW grip safety. :smilie:

    Andy
     
  18. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    So am I, it was Chuck's suggestion
     
  19. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Banned Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    With some encouragement (i.e. prodding) from you guys, I'll attempt to photo document the project.
    :pop2:

    P.S.
    Please use my e-mail rogersp@cableone.net for anything business related.
     
  20. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I guess I'm going to have to live up to my promise of offering a "chunk of a liver".
    If ya ever need it,........:rofl:


    Will be sending it your way on Monday! :whoo:
     
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