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Old 07-13-2019, 07:40 PM
mackypatron mackypatron is offline
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What's your favorite mod for your Springfield?

I don't know why I waited so long, but the WC extended magazine release. I now can release the magazine without adjusting my grip.. 2 minute install and well worth the money paid. I don't carry so it all works for me What's yours?






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Old 07-14-2019, 07:00 AM
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I use a two hand grip and the support hand reaches the controls with no issues.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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On a Mil Spec pistol:
A Kart barrel with match bushing;
Greider trigger (or similar) and action work;
Harrison rear sight;
Reshape the grip safety tang.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:39 AM
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On my PRO - none
On my TRP - doesn't need any
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:25 AM
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On my PRO - none
On my TRP - doesn't need any
I agree.

My TRP & Pro are factory perfect.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:18 AM
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for me on a gun that works...

"clean" trigger press or sights (F/O front / Black Rear)

or

sights and clean trigger press
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:01 AM
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On my PRO - none
On my TRP - doesn't need any
This^^^^^^^^^^^!
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:20 AM
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S&A arched magwell MSH, oh, and grip panels, of course. That's about it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:42 PM
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Everything SACS done to it. The ambi safety and S&A magwell was added later.


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Old 07-14-2019, 09:59 PM
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Barrel

*Kart or KKM barrel Gunsmith Fit & finish reamed to the ammo I'm using

Slide Work

*EGW HD Slide Stop
*Caspian extractor

Trigger Job

*Harrison Design Gunsmith Sear
*Harrison Design Extreme Service Hammer, Hammer Strut and Pin
*Greider oversized trigger
*EGW HD Ball Head Long Disconnector

Frame Work

*EGW HD Oversized ejector
*STI Competition Beavertail Safety
*Rock River Arms 20 LPI MSH
*20 LPI FSC
*Challis Hex Head Grip Screw Bushings
*EGW HD Thumb Safety
*Kensight Sharkskin Grips
*Brownells TORX Hex Head Grip Screws
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:47 AM
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On my loaded:

10-8 Flat trigger
Dawson F/O front sight
Harrison TR hammer/sear/disco
Harrison FPS (reduced radius)
Harrison TS (lowered shelf)
Harrison slide stop
Harrison mag release (slightly extended)
Wilson Combat magwell
VZ Recon grip
Challis hex grip bushings/torx screws/o-rings
Wolff springs all around.

Has 3-1/4 pound trigger that breaks clean/smooth

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:04 AM
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For my RO Champion it would be my Ed Brown arched MSH. Also the VZ double diamond cherry grips are a close 2nd. Hard to say which is my favorite, but I think it's the arched MSH if I had to choose one.
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:48 AM
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Most 1911 modifications for general use 1911's are like fishing lures, they attract more fisherman then fish!

A basic range gun can benefit from a tighter bushing and nice crisp trigger break at around 3.5#'s.

Fiber optic front sight for quicker sight acquisition.

Learn to shoot before making further mods. I have a drawer full of extended T/S's and S/L's and radical mag releases.

When competing the rules dictate some modifications but keep it simple.

"Jayhawk" tends to go in the direction of Precision Pistol Games. "Geologist" is leaning toward Action Pistol Games. Notice no extended S/L or T/S!

Adjustable sights for precision pistol games and red dot sights are the one mod that keeps the greybeards in the game!

Although not a "mod" a quality holster is a must.

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:59 AM
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For my TRP
Most favorite... Tuned fire control group.
Most necessary... A groove on the back side of the slide stop so it can be installed without an arbor press and drilling hammer.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:45 PM
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Got to have a short trigger. I have short fingers so a short trigger allows me to get the pad of my trigger finger directly on the face of the trigger.

Anything else is nice to haves. Grips, Sights, bushing etc. Remember 95% of all guns are more accurate then 95% of all shooters. Once you get close to that top 5% you get your money out of match barrels, bushings etc.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:55 PM
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Got to have a short trigger. I have short fingers so a short trigger allows me to get the pad of my trigger finger directly on the face of the trigger.

Anything else is nice to haves. Grips, Sights, bushing etc. Remember 95% of all guns are more accurate then 95% of all shooters. Once you get close to that top 5% you get your money out of match barrels, bushings etc.
+1, short trigger on all 1911's.
Usually a trigger job also.

I like Hogue flat panel rubber grips (again with the short fingers). Maybe ramped if needed. New sights (at least rear) if a "GI" model. I'm an old guy with old eyes & hand-to-eye, everything else is "just nice to have".
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:35 PM
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Depends on the pistol : Trigger I would say is #1 , Slide stop re-leaf notch ( LOGMAN MOD ) Should be at the top of the list

Champion : Checkering , Trigger 4.0 , Bobtail , High cut trigger guard .



TGO-1 : 1911 Perfection out of the box . Change grips , remove ambi safety . God could not have created a better 1911 .



TM Longslide : Complete accurizing package , magwell , Trigger 3.5 .



Professional : Trigger down to 3.5 . Remove ambi . Everything else Perfect .
Only a high cut trigger guard could make this Pistol into 1911 Perfection .

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Old 07-16-2019, 05:35 PM
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Changed out the front sights on my Trophy Matches to fiber optic sights from Dawson Precision.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:49 PM
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For my Loaded, inserting a full magazine after ejecting an empty one.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:28 PM
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I have a couple of EMP CCC's. For me it's the sights. Guns came with FO fronts. As good and clean as the stock sights were my old eyes still struggled for quick second shots. I switched to XS standard dot sights and it made a huge difference.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:05 AM
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My only Springfield Armory pistol, I'd have to say the binary trigger is my favorite mod.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:46 PM
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Front strap checkering, under cut trigger guard and extended mag release are the ones I most notice.

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Old 07-19-2019, 08:50 AM
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The "mod" I've done with two of my Springfields is to install checkered S&A magwell mainspring housings and VZ Operator II grips. I wish I had the funds available to have them both sent off for front strap 20lpi checkering, too.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:00 PM
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The checkered Caspian steel frame on my RO Compact. Compliments the Dawson F/O front sight and the Harrison TR fire control group nicely.
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Old 07-28-2019, 01:06 PM
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My favorite mod has to be for my TRP Operator.

I replaced the stock guide rod assembly with a Dawson Precision tool-less guide rod that captures the spring assembly for easy removal and install. Bye, bye silly paperclip.

Other than that, it's in stock form and is a great shooter.
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