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Old 06-01-2018, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Martensite View Post
Interesting. I have a PT111 G2 in stainless which eliminates the finish issues/scratches you are having with your finished pistols. I find my PT111 to be a wonderful pistol. However, I'm wondering what was so wrong with your originals that they had to replace them both??? Did you get a copy of the Work Order explaining what was wrong and why they were replaced?
They were both replaced under the pretense of the trigger recall, which tells me they decided not to even waste their time diagnosing my pistols. I spent two months myself trying to figure out what was wrong with them... I checked the extractors, cleaned the chambers real good, even replaced the guide rod assemblies with Lakeline units. With one pistol it would leave the spent brass in the chamber and try shoving a fresh round in behind it at least once every couple of magazines. The other one did the same thing, but less often... about once every 50 rounds. Both pistols were flawlessly reliable during the initial 200 round break-in.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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