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Old April 15, 2019, 16:10   #1
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Some time ago I bought a 1911 that was used by a bullseye shooter. Guy was a top competition shooter as he had all minds of awards showing his wins. The guns he had built were by a named professional but this one was more of an experiment by the looks of it. He spent time and money on it but I decided to change it.

He took a NM frame from Springfield and had a lot of work including a fine trigger on it. The slide had a kart match barrel and bushing but he drilled holes in the slide for a scope mount. Looked like crap and wouldn't fit any holster so I took off the rail and added fixed sights.

Today I am working on it and it came to me that with the nice trigger on it I may end up hurting it by going full power ball loads. Should I take the risk and turn it back to a hardball gun or just shoot powder puff target loads?
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Old April 15, 2019, 16:29   #2
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I would be much more concerned if he was running a reduced power recoil spring. He may have also been running a reduced power hammer spring as well. If I thought a 1911 was running reduced loads, I would replace both springs.
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Old April 15, 2019, 19:55   #3
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Man I looked at it and looked at it thinking the frame is just perfect but the slide is an ugly mess. He did have a low recoil spring in it and his target loads were very light. I am thinking of just getting a 22 conversion and putting that on it. I doubt the conversion will beat up a trigger job?
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Rock Island slides are cheap at Sarco. Just saying.
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The guy used a red dot and drilled holes in the slide to mount a base. Base wasn't tight enough and scuffed up the slide. He had a Match Kart barrel and bushing fit to the slide and numbered to the gun. I could put screws in the holes and refinish the slide to make it look better but then it wouldn't match the frame.

I went out today and bought from a friend a Kimber match 22LR conversion kit. It had two mags and cost $250. I put it on and it fit really good, will shoot it this week to see if it's a keeper.
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I went out today and bought from a friend a Kimber match 22LR conversion kit. It had two mags and cost $250. I put it on and it fit really good, will shoot it this week to see if it's a keeper.
Looking forward to the range report and pics.
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