I have had done a series of custom touches on this gun, first off the front strap had a dimpling done that overlaps and creates a very grippy and unusual pattern, the back and mainspring housing has been shaved down and melted so to speak to be flush and polished.the innerds are all aftermarket, hammer, springs. sear. trigger, fl guide rod. beavertail grip safety and slide release and safety are extended left side only safety. guns been pretty well dehorned polished out except top of slide, still has stock sights and barrel. it was an on going project thats mostly completed but have moved on to other things and have not touched it in 2 years. would like to see it get a new home. have the stock rosewood grips and its wearing new gator grips. original sa case.
RE: mainspring housing concerns: the gun is smoother on the back side. slides down to the beavertail resting in the web between your first finger and thumb( where its supposed to be). the grips and front strap hold it on target and its doesnt move around shot to shot. you ever see a revolver sa or da with a checkered backstrap? seems some think the 1911 must have this but believe me a standard gi 45 with the plastic grips and no front strap checkering is far less secure even with a checkered mainspring housing than mine is. Not even going to mention how easy it would be to drop in another """" checkered housing """ ive not had any ftf with this gun in more than 500 rounds of fire including a box of reloads that were so light it barely cycled the action yet it did. ive fired 200 grin swc reloads, factory ball ammo and hollow points with no issues.
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