They say idle time is the Devils workshop

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SierraHunter posted this 18 December 2016

Today I would like to disagree.

Woke up this morning to 20 below, and decided to work over my new Rock Island 1911A1 - FS. This one is the Davidsons Exclusive. I picked this gun up about 2 weeks ago, and have shot it quite a bit. And decided to strip it down to the frame and give it a good cleaning, and Polish some parts, along with this that and the other. I got it all apart, and first thing I did was a trigger job. After fitting the hammer and sear a bit better, I polished everything up, and it might be the best trigger I've ever had in a 1911. Next, I dug through my box of parts looking for a sear spring, which I found, along with a flat wire recoil spring. So got those fitted and working. I also found in my box, a Wilson combat match grade barrel and bushing, so spent some time fitting that. After 5 hours I had it all back together, and took to out and shot it a bit. The group shot was the first test group fired. Shot a couple other groups like it as well. Must say I am pretty happy.

Load was CCI 300 4.7gn Reddot 230gn Cast bullet with HF red powder coat. Mixed 45 ACP cases.

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SierraHunter posted this 18 December 2016

Here is a photo of the gun and the group is shot along with my other 45s before the work was done to it.

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And here is a better photo of the gun.

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Dale53 posted this 22 December 2016

People who know me would agree that I am a “performance” oriented person. That 1911 certainly meets that category, FOR SURE!

IMPRESSIVE!

Dale53

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SierraHunter posted this 23 December 2016

Thanks. I just got done tonight fitting a Fusion sear spring to it, and mating the hammer and sear a bit better. Trigger is okish now but has a bit more take up then I would like and a bit of over travels but I very nice clean break. I think a adjustable trigger is in order at some point. I want to get into competitive pistol shooting, and am fixing this gun up for that.

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