...well, would You help me out here? I know that pretty much every, new 1911 sold these days has all the bells and whistles and it makes perfect sense. However I would like to build myself a bit more of nostalgia type of pistol. I'm not really committed to keep it close to any, particular era, but I would appreciate classic look...You know...more like modern upgrades tastefully blended into the classic appearance type of 1911A1. Base model - SA Mil-Spec parkerized. So far I'm leaning toward few upgrades, but still looking for some interesting ideas. I have time and don't want to hurry into something that doesn't make sense - just looks nice. I never experience a hammer bite with classic hammer, so I would like to keep it. Some good quality wood grips or classic G10 grips. Replacing the sights and internals. Solid long trigger and probably checkered slide stop and safety. So far I'm thinking... Rear sight: 1911 Auto Retro Rear Sight HARRISON DESIGN & CONSULTING or National Match U-Notch Rear Sight 10-8 PERFORMANCE LLC Front sight...cutting the dovetail and buying a gold pin front sight of some kind. Wide spur hammer from EMC. Grip safety...uhmmm...I don't believe that anyone makes such thing.... ...do You? Probably custom part, but I really, really like it. Maybe some pictures? Post them if You can. It's an open discussion, so feel free to share anything 1911 retro related. Love these pistols. Thanks Wanna kill these ads? We can help!