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Old 06-06-2018, 10:54 AM
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In the end that's usually what I do as well. Whenever possible I just fix it myself, even if it costs me more money. Fortunately I can do it easily with a 1911, but with some guns like these Tauruses it's impossible to buy spare parts from the manufacturer so I'm stuck dealing with them. The fact that you can't buy spares from Taurus combined with the fact that their CS wait times are measured by the changing seasons means they're not the kind of guns you want to stake your life on. If your gun goes down it stays down until you replace it with another one, because they're essentially disposable.
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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