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Mil-Spec Finally Finished!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by nathanours, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Hey all, if you've read my other threads, you will have seen that I opted to buy a Springfield Mil-spec and just have a smith do the customizations I wanted rather than get a RO or Loaded. I hunted around a while and found a NM serial number gun, which I guess means that most of the fitting is done stateside.

    Anyway, it came back from the smith today completing the build how I want it with the following mods:

    Ed Brown barstock Hardcore Hammer
    Ed Brown Extended Thumb Safety
    Lightweight extended trigger
    Smith and Alexander BTGS
    Smith and Alexander Mainspring Housing

    It also got a trigger job that breaks at exactly 4 pounds and the extractor filed down to fit flush with the back of the slide.

    Here are the pics!





    I am getting it out to the range tomorrow, so I'll add to this and let you guys know how it goes. So far this is my favorite pistol, with over 500 flawless rounds through it. It's been more reliable than my G19.
  2. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    WOW really hard to believe that was a Mil-Spec model looks really good. The work you had done did it end up costing you more then a Range Officer would have cost? I think thought personally that looks better then the range officer. Only thing I change are the sights but that personal thing you know.

  3. denn1911


    Oct 14, 2010
    New England
    It looks great! And the fact that it runs flawlessly is icing on the cake.
  4. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Ya, I spent 625 on the gun, roughly 200 on the parts, and I think 375 on the labor. But everything is exactly how I want it, it is completely de-burred internally, and it shoots tiny little groups while being 100% reliable with all ammo I feed it. Here is a pic before the last work done (before BTGS, new hammer, and new thumb safety) of the last paper target it shot at the range.


    Looks quite a bit different, and the trigger has improved even further. And ya, I'll probably swap the sights at some point too.
  5. steve1911


    Jul 12, 2004
    Good looking springer, well done.

  6. .45Super-Man


    May 4, 2007
    I'm still of the opinion that the mil-spec is the best all around choice for a base model. I have two and they've never failed to impress.
  7. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Looks great.

    Congrats! :cool:
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Looks great! The mil-spec is a great base gun!
  9. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Here are a couple more better pics:


  10. limbkiller


    Mar 25, 2011
    Beautiful gun. Just needs a flat trigger and novack style sights. Still gorgeuos.
  11. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    I stick a set of Novak sights on there are Heinie sights. I gotta admit the more I look at it the more I agree I think it looks better then the range officer :dunno:
  12. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Jan 24, 2009
    Looks good my friend.

    Makes me regret getting rid of the ones I had...always wanted to do more to them like you have.
  13. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Thanks guys. I got out yesterday evening and it shoots like a dream. :cool:
  14. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    Very cool! I like what you've done to an already great pistol. Made it even better!

    I don't shoot my Springfield Loaded enough. I've been reloading and shooting my 9mm Glock's more playing with different loadings. As soon as I get my 230gr .45 bullets I ordered, I'll start working on loads for my 1911 and G21.
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Good looking gun.
  16. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    This is the reason for the BTGS and the new hammer to fit it.

  17. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    Awesome pistol my friend:thumbsup:
  18. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    May 13, 2008
    Exactly the reason I can't keep a G.I. in a G.I. configuration. :cool: Nice Mil-Spec BTW! Makes me miss mine. :crying:
  19. ratf51


    Aug 6, 2010
    NW GA
    Hard chrome? :supergrin:

    Re: another post/thread we (me and the OP) have both been in-- those sights are more visible than the GI style. I debated going with the same style to get a set that these old (well, they ain't young anymore) eyes could see.

    Good looking pistol, I hope that it's a good shooter for you!
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011