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gunsmoke92
01-21-2013, 21:24
Just wanted to show the transformation of my RIA GI FS. This has been an interesting project. I bought it used, and the previous owner had started, so I decided to pick up where he left off. As I got it, the hammer, barrel bushing, and grip safety had already been replaced.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/001.jpg

I started by replacing the FLGR with a Wilson GI set-up, and a Fusion trigger.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/006.jpg

The Fusion trigger worked well, but had more vertical play than I liked, so I installed a Wilson Combat flat trigger which fit more to my liking.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/007.jpg

The GI sights were a little to small for my old eyes, so a set of Fusion sights filled that bill.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/013.jpg

And finally, something "Tacticool", I replaced the smooth wood grips, which looked nice but were a little slick, with a set of Skingripz TacII grips.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/001-1.jpg

This has become a real shooter that looks good, but I'm not afraid to carry for fear of dinging it up. There are still some other changes I want to make, but for now this will do just fine. :supergrin:

mj9mm
01-21-2013, 21:46
I like it, nothing like having fun with your gun

steve1911
01-22-2013, 00:06
Nice re-do.




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jdw174
01-22-2013, 06:53
Yup....me likee.....

20South
01-22-2013, 07:10
Nice! Looks great!

LuckyNemo
01-22-2013, 09:53
very nice.....good job

glock2740
01-22-2013, 12:28
Cool deal. I had that same plan on reworking a RIA a few years back.

deathpriest
01-22-2013, 13:40
Really cool grips

faawrenchbndr
01-22-2013, 14:39
Looks outstanding............hell of a difference!

Redstate
01-22-2013, 19:36
Very nice. You made an inexpensive 1911 look like an expensive 1911. Nice to hear that it is a "real shooter" as well. What else do you plan to do to it?

gunsmoke92
01-22-2013, 19:57
Very nice. You made an inexpensive 1911 look like an expensive 1911. Nice to hear that it is a "real shooter" as well. What else do you plan to do to it?

Hey, Redstate
I plan on installing a Wilson Combat fitted beavertail and a checkered mainspring housing. From there, probably upgrade all the springs and add a set of VZ grips.

ca survivor
01-23-2013, 07:51
Looks great!