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Old 01-27-2020, 07:16 PM
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Nostalic feelings or not, the M9 is still an excellent firearm. All I need is a "D" spring installed and some 18-round Mec-Gar magazines for it and I'm all set. I have one of the first M9 replicas, a so-called "M9 Special Edition" that came out in 1999 in a big olive green box and included a Bianchi holster set. I avoid shooting that one but I have a standard 92FS that gets a lot of trigger time every year.
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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