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Old 07-28-2019, 02:16 PM
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Favorite mod?

Trading for a Ruger.

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Or did I?
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Old 07-28-2019, 02:31 PM
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Buying another Springer.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:09 PM
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For my Lightweight Operator Commander, I replaced the factory guide rod and dual spring setup with an EGW Guide rod and flat spring kit. Guide rod is machined from bar stock. This kit reduces recoil, and increases spring longevity. It also increases reliability.

What's not to like??
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:06 PM
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What's your favorite mod for your Springfield?



Your second favorite mod - Wilson extended slide stop.
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Old 02-26-2020, 12:36 AM
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Grips then sights then extended slide stop. I'm surprised how few people add the extended slide stop.
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Old 02-26-2020, 05:51 AM
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Grips then sights then extended slide stop. I'm surprised how few people add the extended slide stop.

Just not a fan of extended slide stops . The standard one works fine for me .
It probably has to do with hand size and finger length . I'am not a fan of big
magazine releases ether .
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:40 AM
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Stan Chen S I magwell & VZ Operator grips on my Range Officer Elite Operator. Kind of fun having a pistol that I can tinker with!
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:08 AM
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Favorite SA mods? In descending order;
TRP: Log man notch on the slide stop, trigger job, smooth the crunchy mag release
XDM: Streamlight laser, Powder River Precision trigger kit
Pro: New Novak sights (coming), stone ends of the sear spring to eliminate that little 'something' in the trigger pull
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:21 AM
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I realize this thread is found on sharing ideas. Also, So much of this is contingent on the model and intended use. My first post is early in this thread, starting with a different model and vision. I recently purchased a low round count stainless Loaded 9mm. The first thing to do was fix the bugs and misfitting. Now I am somewhere between improving/refining and refinishing. It all depends on where we start and where we want to go. Its all good.
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Old 02-26-2020, 02:28 PM
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VZ Grip Operator II grips, Wilson extended mag catch button, Ed Brown ledge style slide stop lever, EGW ambi thumb safety, Dawson ICE no-gap mag well, trigger job.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:56 PM
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I just a stock RO with a low round count. I don't plant to do anything until I get about 1-2000 rounds through it. I need to get used to it. I shoot my glocks way better.
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Old 02-28-2020, 07:41 AM
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Sending it to David Sams, Greg Derr, or KC Crawford to make it shoot. :-)
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Old 02-28-2020, 03:57 PM
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Have MC Operator which came with wrap-around Pachmayr grips which I never liked. Replace with VZ Operator II. Also the slide stop was very difficult to re-insert when re-assembling - had to use a credit card to hold plunger down. Replaced with standard size 10-8 Performance slide stop and now reassembly is easy.
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:11 PM
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Look up the log man slide stop modification. Next time you get a gun with a difficult slide stop you will know what to do. Easy.
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Old 02-29-2020, 11:55 AM
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For my Mil Spec models in 45 and 38 Super I went with flat triggers, flat mainspring housings and flat recoil springs. Fully checkered Cocobolo grips and hexhead screws top off the only changes these two will see.
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:02 PM
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Range Officer: Gold bead front sight, VZ Alien grips, and a strip of skate board tape on the front strap.

TRP: Installed a Wilson GI style guide rod, spring & plug before first range trip. Recently changed out VZ Operator grips for Harrison carry grooves. Night sights are getting dim, so I need to decide what to replace them with soon.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:48 AM
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MC Operator bought used $700. Removed full length 1 piece guide rod and shock buff, installed GI rod, plug and Wolff recoil spring, replaced firing pin spring same time. Removed ambi safety (they always make me nervous while carrying strong side right hand) always am nervous I will bump the ambi and knock the safety off. Installed/fitted WC single sided thumb safety.
Stoned in secondary angle on the sear, stoned/polished sear spring tips.

Now, I did run into a slight problem. With the beautiful slide to frame fit which is good and snug; I had an issue after shooting 50 rounds that the slide was very difficult to run forward by hand from slide lock when I was disassembling to clean.

It was found that the ejector nose had mushroomed a bit.
I stoned the side walls of the ejector to flatten the mushrooming of the nose and the slide moved slick as butter once again.

Next time out, same thing, stoned sides of ejector and the slide did not stick anymore.

So, now I'm thinking the ejector must be soft and may need replacement.
Any thoughts are anyone run into this same situation?
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:34 AM
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The end may very well work harden from the repeated impacts. Try it for awhile.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:16 PM
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I have 2 Loaded's(stainless, parked) and a TRP. Only mod on all of them was to replace the FLGR with a G.I. set up.

Currently the Loaded's reside in the safe and have ever since I got the TRP. It has become my duty/off-duty/EDC/go to every time I need a gun(and carried in case I need a gun) gun.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:18 PM
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Ooops, forgot to add I also added S/A mag wells to the Loaded's......
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:32 PM
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What's your favorite mod for your Springfield?

The grips & Mil spec sights on my GI Hi cap model.




The front strap checkering & total gutting and replacing all internal parts with Wilson Combat and old school ďCommander hammer on my old SS Champion.

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Old 03-05-2020, 08:32 AM
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The end may very well work harden from the repeated impacts. Try it for awhile.
Will do, thank you sir
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:56 AM
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Since I had 2 knuckles replaced in my shooting hand, my trigger finger always rests on the bottom of the trigger. Cannot move it up to shoot with the pad of my finger.

Therefore, I replace all of my triggers, if possible, with flat triggers, that way it doesn't matter where my finger rests.
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:13 PM
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My new TRP Operator needs nothing, except a bright front sight. I had Springfield put a Fiber Optic front/black rear sight, on my new LW Loaded Operator. Also put Hogue's Grip/Magwell kit on the LW. Expensive for what it is, but I prefer the magwell/longer grip.
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