Gentlemen: I just got off from a phone call with the custom shop of Springfield. My TropyMatch has seen better days back from when I was still doing bullseye 10 yrs or so ago, so I figured an extreme makeover is in the offing. As per SA, I can pick and choose modifications to my pistol and can buy preferred parts as long as it conforms to their quality standard. I have a week to come up with a list. Im thinking of sending just the slide and frame and will get new internals from bushing, sights, barrel to MSH and all parts in between. Question: what are your recommendations for a 1911 makeover? Budget is a little tight though. Im thinking of a Nighthawk Predator look-alike, or maybe an Ed Brown Executive. What are the parts and its makers you likely to get from for the internals? I will be most picky on the barrel (Schuemann? Kart? Bar-Sto?) as it will be a range pistol on Monday night club competitions. The internet is littered with stuffs on this topic but getting them from ka-BOGs...priceless. I also like to hear from anybody who has experience with SA custom shop. Any gotchas? Pag natuloy ito, yung mga orig parts, puwede ulit ipamahagi. Done it before with my other piece. TIA Wanna kill these ads? We can help!