Lately the moderators have been seeing a lot of people getting testy with each other in this section, thinking they know more about gunsmithing than the next guy. Conversely we've also been seeing some people dispense obviously bad advice. If this continues we're going to start deleting threads and giving members anywhere from a temporary to permanent time off. THINK about what you're posting, and if you believe somebody is giving out bad advice notify a moderator first (unless you're a pistolsmith by trade). And if you think you're being subjected to personal attacks, again contact a mod and we'll deal with it. But enough is enough with this constant bickering.
Thanks for your consideration.
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-1946 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
Last edited by dsk; 05-28-2010 at 12:03 AM.