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Old 12-03-2010, 11:53 PM
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"must have" 1911 accessories




I just got my first 1911 last week, Springfield RO. What are the must have accessories I need? already got some chip mccormic power mag + mags, some new grips and a bushing wrench on order. What else do i need?
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:09 AM
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i purchased a NHC GRP. I been shooting and training w/ my Glock 19. I am preparing to train using my 1911 so I can b/c familiar with it. I would recommend buying ammo and find a good shooting school to train using your 1911 like a LAV 1911 operators course.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:52 AM
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Either a reloading setup, or lots and lots of factory ammo .

Enjoy your new addiction.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:02 AM
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A good belt and holster.
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:34 AM
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Ammo, mags, and a cleaning kit.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:15 AM
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A good belt and holster.
This plus lots of ammo and you should have at least 4 mags or even more.

Don't focus on changing anything for the sake of it. Shoot the gun for a long while and change things if it is uncomfortable.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:11 AM
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I'd say a LaRue tactical 'dillo .45 opener, but it's probably not a "Must Have".

For me, the Must Have was a second hand single stage press, dies, and components for reloading to feed the beast.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:45 AM
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You will get your must haves and then some.

I use to think I can survive with a couple of mags, a belt, and holster. Now I have tons of crap for my 1911 and I love it. I do agree with getting a belt, holster, and ammo. I recommend you get what you like in order to mitigate the collection of crap.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:57 AM
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I just got my first 1911 last week, Springfield RO. What are the must have accessories I need? already got some chip mccormic power mag + mags, some new grips and a bushing wrench on order. What else do i need?
More ammo
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:20 AM
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A good range bag and cleaning and lube supplies.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:29 AM
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Some form of training on safe handling and firing of the 1911
FP-10 lube
Cleaning kit
Holster holding grade Leather Belt
IWB and OWB holsters.
Range ammo, Targets
Personal defense ammo
Range time.
More range time.
There is a lot more but this should kick you off to a good start.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:34 PM
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I'd say a LaRue tactical 'dillo .45 opener, but it's probably not a "Must Have".
I don't know, I love my 'dillo's.

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More ammo
+1. And cleaning gear. Get to know it before trying to change it.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:48 PM
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On my first 1911. I had to have this and that. Finally came to a realization that this and that was not needed. Keep her clean & lubed. A good holser and belt is a necessity.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:31 AM
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"must have" 1911 accessories
spare recoil springs, firing pin springs and magazine springs.

any weapon-specific takedown tools other than the bushing wrench
(and/or maybe something to adjust the sights)

lubricant (Enos slide glide or TW-25B grease)
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:52 AM
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All I can add is: MagLULA.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:10 AM
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oh you GOTTA get a gas pedal grip!
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:17 PM
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Concealed Weapons permit
Some form of training on safe handling and firing of the 1911
FP-10 lube
Cleaning kit
Holster holding grade Leather Belt
IWB and OWB holsters.
Range ammo, Targets
Personal defense ammo
Range time.
More range time.
There is a lot more but this should kick you off to a good start.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:18 PM
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:33 PM
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This isn't my first gun, just first 1911. Already got my CCW, lots of ammo, cleaning supplies and all that good stuff.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:25 PM
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Aw heck, just shoot the darn thing!!
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:34 AM
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Bushing wrench? Why the need? Every 1911 I've ever field stripped that "needed a bushing wrench" I just used the bottom of a magazine to push the plug down....much quicker than a wrench.

The 1911 is meant to be taken down without a tool so that's my method. But then again I carry a compact Kimber that requires a stupid paperclip tool(well not requires but it's the most efficient)
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:37 AM
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