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samuse
11-13-2010, 17:48
Had it back for awhile, just got around to taking pics.

Put about 300 rounds through it so far. Tack driver and easy to fast. I really like the front sight, they used a big gold bead.

Been using Checkmate G.I. spec mags. Feeds ball, WWB JHPs and PDX-1s with out a hitch.

lower and flared ejection port
beveled magwell
tightened frame/slide (didn't ask for it)
Colt thumb safety
Colt MSH
Kart bbl & bushing
corrected and polished feed ramp
full internal beburring
standard carry bevel
tool steel hammer and sear @ 4 1/2 lbs
Harrison hard use short trigger
Ed Brown Hardcore plunger tube
S.A. beavertail
Novak wide notch rear with gold bead front
Pachmayr grips (ugly but great)
parkerized entire gun

before:

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/002.jpg?t=1289691976

after:

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/001-1.jpg?t=1289691781

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/002-1.jpg?t=1289691817

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/004.jpg?t=1289691863

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/005.jpg?t=1289691898

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/003.jpg?t=1289692061

TxGun
11-13-2010, 17:50
:thumbsup: Yeah...I like that!

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
11-13-2010, 18:02
sweet!

seanmac45
11-13-2010, 18:21
Beautiful! Simple, clean and deadly.


Just as a 1911 should be.

rsxr22
11-13-2010, 18:29
nice work

mrsurfboard
11-13-2010, 18:30
Absolutely bad a**!!

GJ1981
11-13-2010, 18:38
Sweet.

What was the turnaround time?

I sent them a GI back in August for something similar...hope to have it back soon.

Sonnytoo
11-13-2010, 18:53
Yeah...I like that. good for you!
Sonnytoo

knedrgr
11-13-2010, 18:58
lower and flared ejection port
beveled magwell
tightened frame/slide (didn't ask for it)
Colt thumb safety
Colt MSH
Kart bbl & bushing
corrected and polished feed ramp
full internal beburring
standard carry bevel
tool steel hammer and sear @ 4 1/2 lbs
Harrison hard use short trigger
Ed Brown Hardcore plunger tube
S.A. beavertail
Novak wide notch rear with gold bead front
Pachmayr grips (ugly but great)
parkerized entire gun

you left this off your build sheet: flat trigger. :rofl:

samuse
11-13-2010, 19:04
Sweet.

What was the turnaround time?

I sent them a GI back in August for something similar...hope to have it back soon.


It only took 'em about two weeks.

samuse
11-13-2010, 19:06
you left this off your build sheet: flat trigger. :rofl:


1911s have round curves, shoot round bullets and my world ain't flat!:tongueout:

HAIL CAESAR
11-13-2010, 19:13
I REALLY like it!! Clean, simple, useful, and purposeful. All things a good gun should be.

airflyer
11-13-2010, 19:17
Very nice that is a down to business working 45, hope you lots of great range time with her

Cerebrus
11-13-2010, 19:21
Very nice!! I hope you got that in before they raised the shop prices..

thecableguy
11-13-2010, 19:56
Beautiful! Simple, clean and deadly.


Just as a 1911 should be.

:agree: nough said

Road Dog
11-13-2010, 19:58
Very nice!

RD

bac1023
11-13-2010, 21:55
Congrats! :cool:

woodrowNC
11-13-2010, 22:22
that is my idea of nice 1911. i have a gi coming and was thinking of sending it to them for a few things. they tightened slide to frame just for the hell of it?

knedrgr
11-13-2010, 23:00
they tightened slide to frame just for the hell of it?

That's what I was wondering to. NICE though.

Quack
11-13-2010, 23:03
Nice!!!

woodrowNC
11-13-2010, 23:08
That's what I was wondering to. NICE though.

yeah, real nice. $190 nice. i think i just made up my mind.

proudpapa
11-13-2010, 23:34
Very nice.

Cobra64
11-14-2010, 04:35
Beautiful! Simple, clean and deadly.

Just as a 1911 should be.

What he said, and I like the gold bead front sight.

bac1023
11-14-2010, 06:57
What he said, and I like the gold bead front sight.

I like those as well. :)

Spats McGee
11-14-2010, 07:35
Nice! Congratulations.

samuse
11-14-2010, 07:46
they tightened slide to frame just for the hell of it?


Yep. The fit was nice from the factory, but when I got it back, it had zero play, the rails were lowered just a teeny bit.

anyplainjoe
11-14-2010, 09:25
Nice. I love seeing hopped up GIs.

Hokie1911
11-14-2010, 10:20
1911s have round curves, shoot round bullets and my world ain't flat!:tongueout:

COTEFT application revoked! :rofl:

Congrats on a sweet blaster. :thumbsup:

knedrgr
11-14-2010, 12:44
Yep. The fit was nice from the factory, but when I got it back, it had zero play, the rails were lowered just a teeny bit.

maybe I'll just leave that off my build sheet and see if they will do the same thing. :whistling:

at least you didn't get something you didn't want... surprise FCS. :rofl:

glock2740
11-14-2010, 13:05
Congrats! Turned out really nice. :thumbsup:

samuse
11-14-2010, 13:16
at least you didn't get something you didn't want... surprise FCS. :rofl:


I'da chunked it all the way back to Illinois from South Texas and yelled loud enough that they could have heard me from all the way down here.:supergrin:

jedi573
11-14-2010, 18:08
Looks nice! That sure is a big front sight. :)

Andy

samuse
11-14-2010, 20:16
Looks nice! That sure is a big front sight. :)

Andy


I measured it when I got it, it's only .115 or .118 wide, I can't remember. The bead is big though. I like it, it's very fast with the wide notch rear.

PhoneCop
11-14-2010, 21:19
I give that...

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(Needs a mag-well; something stupidly slick)

woodrowNC
11-14-2010, 21:28
I give that...

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(Needs a mag-well; something stupidly slick)

why ruin a beautiful gun? :supergrin:

okie
11-15-2010, 02:00
Awesome, pistol my friend :cool:

ricsha
11-19-2010, 22:35
That is a very good looking, all business, 1911.
You, and Springfield, did a good job!

TxGun
11-19-2010, 22:39
Took a 2nd look just now...and I like it even better than the 1st time!

steve1911
11-20-2010, 01:55
Looks good.

I like the gold bead front sight.


1911club#410

samuse
11-20-2010, 08:26
I'm gonna shoot IDPA with it tomorrow (if I can make it).

I just got my reciepts out, I have about $1,780 tied up in this one.

Same as a Baer P-II, but the Springer feels much better in the hand and is spec'd out just like I wanted. And it fits in my holsters.

1 old 0311
11-20-2010, 13:58
VERY, VERY nice!:wavey:

G36_Me
11-20-2010, 14:02
Wow. Absolutely beautiful. I could use even more pictures of this beauty.

Solid Snake
11-20-2010, 19:41
I'm gonna shoot IDPA with it tomorrow (if I can make it).

I just got my reciepts out, I have about $1,780 tied up in this one.

Same as a Baer P-II, but the Springer feels much better in the hand and is spec'd out just like I wanted. And it fits in my holsters.

lol! yeah, im about to have almost that much tied up in my GI, but, like you said, its just the way you want it. nice looking 1911. what do you think about the standard carry bevel? can you tell a good difference? do they bevel the bottom outside edges of the slide? thanks!

samuse
11-21-2010, 14:05
It looks like the front and rear edges are beveled and the bottom of the slide is dehorned. It looks good, not melted looking at all.

I shot an IDPA match with it this morning (used WWB)and it performed flawlessly, not one issue. Even locked back every time I ran it dry. I watched 2 Glock 34s stovepipe on factory ammo:supergrin:

EricandSuebee
11-21-2010, 14:23
Nice Sam, you gave me inspiration to not go with my original plan to put FCS on my GI and just get it tuned up instead :)

Magus
11-21-2010, 14:29
I need to not look at pics like this. Too tempting to upgrade my GI. But man, they do clean up nice.

Very nice.

EricandSuebee
11-21-2010, 14:42
I shot an IDPA match with it this morning (used WWB)and it performed flawlessly, not one issue. Even locked back every time I ran it dry. I watched 2 Glock 34s stovepipe on factory ammo:supergrin:

So in IDPA what kind of magazines do you run? 8 or 10 round?

samuse
11-21-2010, 15:16
So in IDPA what kind of magazines do you run? 8 or 10 round?


I ran 7 round Checkmate hybrids (no magwell or basepads) with standard weight springs. Makes for some funny timing on reloads.

woodrowNC
11-21-2010, 15:33
picked my gi up this past monday. setting up a trip to sa custom shop now. shot it again today. brass pounding me in the head like a damn woodpecker pecking on me. lol. i added up my options on the build sheet and we're gonna have about the same tied up.

i noticed you added some colt parts, why?

samuse
11-21-2010, 16:01
i noticed you added some colt parts, why?


I already had the MSH and safety. The custom shop will put a MSH without the lock in if you want.

This is the rig I used today. Old leather. Pretty slow compared to kydex.

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/001-2.jpg?t=1290376804

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/003-1.jpg?t=1290376848

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/sammuse/Springer/004-1.jpg?t=1290376889

nolt
11-21-2010, 18:27
great looking setup!

LarryNC
11-21-2010, 22:53
That looks really nice. Personally I have always liked the feel of the arched MSH. They just fit me better. Beautiful pistol. I'm sure that she will serve you well.