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Question about fitting a part

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by HotRoderX, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    I got a new recoil spring plug for my RIA Tactical because I wasn't to found of the open design that comes standard. Will I got a Cylinders and Slides GI plug

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=466020

    will it is twice as long as my standard plug. So it does not fit. My question is can I cut the Cylinders and Slide plug to fit? Will this cause any problems. I really like the design and the quality is nice. Just to long here a picture of what I am talking about. Thanks guys I know this is more then likely a dumb question. Thanks guys its been one of them days where nothings right.

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  2. You do understand that there are different plug lengths depending upon whether your gun is a Government model, Commander, etc., right?
     

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  3. HotRoderX

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    No I did not I am really new to all this and I thought 99% of Commander and Government parts where the same. I know officer is completely different. I know the Commander and Government have different barrel lengths. So I figured Guide rods and parts like that where different but the springs and frame parts would be the same.
     
  4. Quack

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    IIRC, the RIA Compact is also a 3.5" gun, so the Commander (4.25") plug will not work either.
     
  5. HotRoderX

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    So what would you use if you needed to replace it? Our would you have to get parts directly from RIA
     
  6. HotRoderX

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    Cool there any other parts that are unchangeble I should know about?
     
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  8. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Right behind you...
    Every RIA size except the Gov't models use a reverse plug. I am assuming he has gov't
     
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  10. Quack

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    stock plug is too small for a gov't
     
  11. Quack

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  12. HotRoderX

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    Feeling pretty stupid right now. I guess only way one will learn thought is to ask questions I appreciate the help so far.
     
  13. Nickpisp

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    I'm confused now. So it's a Govt. with a short plug and the long Govt. plug won't fit? :dunno:
     
  14. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Right behind you...
    This is confusing me too. I guess RIA uses an oddball?
     
  15. If your barrel measures 5" from the back of the ejection port to the muzzle, it is a Gov't Model and the new plug you have should work fine.
     
  16. HotRoderX

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    I measured it and its 5inch's. It has a full size guide rod. But the plug diffently does not fit. I even cut the plug thinking it was to long. When the gun is open or being cocked the guide rod goes thought the front of the plug. I am gonna take some pictures.

    I thought all 1911's feel into the 3 basic categories

    1911 Government
    1911 Commander
    and
    1911 Officer
     
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  17. Quack

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  18. HotRoderX

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    What would I have to change out on the gun to get it to except a standard govt recoil spring plug? Would it be just a new guide rod, or barrel? sorry to ask all these questions.
     
  19. limbkiller

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    So what you're saying is you have a full length guide rod with a standard plug. That won't work.