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I present my "upgraded" Colt

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by pleaforwar, Mar 3, 2010.


  1. pleaforwar

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    I picked up my Colt that has been having some work done today.

    It started out as this:

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    And now looks like this:

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    The upgrades on this 1911 are as follows:
    - Bar-sto barrel and bushing
    - Wilson Combat trigger
    - Wilson Combat night sights
    - Wilson Combat mainspring housing w/magwell
    - Wilson Combat fitted ambidextrous safety
    - Wilson Combat slide stop
    - Wilson Combat fitted beavertail safety
    - Wilson Combat hammer
    - Trigger job at a crisp 3.5
    - Duracoat black
    - Series 70 conversion

    I am beside myself with how beautiful this 1911 turned out. The work was performed by the Scottsdale Gun Club.

    Let me know what you guys think!
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
    #1 pleaforwar, Mar 3, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2010
  2. bac1023

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    Congrats.

    Looks nice. :)
     

  3. drc767

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    Looks like a keeper. Have you had a chance to shoot it yet?
     
  4. pleaforwar

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    I did. The duracoat is fresh and it could have used some more lube. Right now I am breaking her in, but she is a tackdriver so far. :supergrin:
     
  5. SIGShooter

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    That looks great!
     
  6. pleaforwar

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    Thank you for the compliments. :cool:
     
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    Purdy!
     
  8. MastiffMan

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    Looks very good !!!!!:thumbsup:
     
  9. CMG

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    Sweet!
     
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    Congrats! :cool:

    It turned out very nicely.
     
  11. Officer's Match

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    Looks great! How long did SGC have it?
     
  13. glock2619

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    Looks great. Simple. I like simple.

    What sight configuration did you go with? I'm liking a front dot with plain black rear more and more but like to hear what others are going with.
     
  14. brisk21

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    Looks awsome!!! Good call on the series 70 conversion.
     
  15. GearGuru

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    See your not a fan of Wilson Combat parts :tongueout:

    Great looking pistol.
     
  16. pleaforwar

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    A couple of months, but I had told them to take their time on it. I wasn't in any kind of rush to have it back.

    The sights are Wilson Combat night sights. The two rear glow amber-yellow and the front glows bright green. I really, really like these sights. Thank you for your compliments! :wavey:

    Thanks. The reason I have so many Wilson parts is because SGC primarily sells them. I know they are quality parts so I figured I might as well buy them in person then wait for shipments.
     
  17. Glockdude1

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    Very nice.

    :thumbsup:
     
  18. okie

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    It's awesome for sure my friend:thumbsup:
     
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    It came out nice, congratulations.
     
  20. Tactical black

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    looks good congrats