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SA Chamion upgrade recs?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Lethaltxn, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Lethaltxn

    Lethaltxn

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    Just curious.
    I was thinking about buying a SA champion and upgrading it.
    What would be a good direction to go on the upgrades and do you think it might be a better idea to go with the LW Champion?
    Thanks. :wavey:
     
  2. Quack

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    Flat trigger, 10-8 rear sight, Ed Brown single safety.
     


  3. RetailNinja

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    I did a lot to mine. C&S 4lb trigger kit w/ smooth med. length trigger, 20lpi front strap and a few other small things. I'd DEFINITELY knock down the sharp edges on the slide if anythign at all. Springfields machine shop produces some edges that a knife maker would be proud of.
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    25LPI FS, no ambi, Harrison M trigger, 10-8 rear, carry bevel, IonBond refinish
     
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  5. Quack

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    forgot checkering, but mine came with it.
    (still have to install my 10-8 sight)
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Lethaltxn

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    Awesome. What's final cost on the upgrades as well as year. Seems many parts have gone up just trying to figure out final cost overall and if its worth it.
     
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  8. Hokie1911

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    Talk to SACS. They can give you pricing and turnaround time.
     
  9. rsxr22

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    If your set on Springer, then its worth the price. If not, get a STI Ranger II. It comes with a nice trigger from the factory, front strap treatment, and single side safety. It can be had for $999 from a few places and in the long run would be quite a bit cheaper than customizing a Champion because on top of parts and gunsmithing, you also have to factor in refinishing which normally starts at $200
     
  10. Lethaltxn

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    That was kinda what I was thinking. I do like the LW Champion Loaded though as well as the LW COperator. I'm guessing those would be better for me to buy than a base model then.
     
  11. Nickpisp

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    It could easily take you $500 to get a GI or Milspec up to a loaded. I'd get start with the Loaded if you know you're going to upgrade.
     
  12. rsxr22

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    Nick is right. If you are using a gun as a base gun, then go with the cheapest!