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Sa 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by captdreifus, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    Do all SA 1911's have the ILS? I could not find anything with a thanks in advance.

  2. chakup


    Jan 30, 2005
    Eugene, OR
    Custom shop guns don't, can't remember if TRP's do. All loadeds and below do, but its very easy to replace.

  3. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    in all of them except the custom shop guns.
  4. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Jan 24, 2009
    All but the custom models as mentioned do have the ILS. However, it's pretty easy to swap out for a new mainspring housing and the guts. For somewhere around $60 to maybe $75 or so, you can ditch the ILS completely. I've done it with all of my Springers and it's a extremely easy do-it-yourself install.

    I've never personally heard of the ILS system failing in any way. Odds are you could leave it off and never have an issue. I personally swapped mine out for aftermarket parts because I disagree with the ILS in principle. It's not needed, a 1911 has more than enough saftey measures as is.
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    As others already mentioned, only the custom guns don't.

    My TRP has it.
  6. fistpoint


    Feb 20, 2010
    Appreciate the info. But I don't think it has anything to do with personal safety, it's for the random child of the owner showing his friends scenario. Like a trigger lock, but hidden rather than ugly and bulky.

    It's also perfect for those who display their pistols unloaded. No recreation of the Terminator gunshop scene. NONE, not ALL. We don't need all our firearms loaded and ready do we? I think most of have at least 1 long, 1 short ready to go, that's enough. I can't imagine the day I'm going to need every mag from every caliber for every firearm ready :)

    I plan to never use mine and most likely will leave it alone unless it causes a problem.
  7. TonyT


    Mar 14, 2009
    I have them on both my Trophy Match 45 ACP and Loaded Target 9mm. One can readilly replace the mainspirng housing or modify the innards of the factory one.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010
  8. remat


    Mar 19, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    You didn't mention if you were specifically looking at new models but their pre-2000(ish) pistols did not. Mine does not.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010