I used shok buffs (the Wilson brand) on my 45s at the range. But, I wouldn't leave it on when I wanna use it for defense.
Also, U can get Tripp Research mag upgrade kids. U keep your mag and change out the follower and spring. I've used them, and they work great. His springs are much longer than the stock ones to insure reliable feeding.
Go to: www.trippresearch.com - be aware that he offers many services. But, I previously had a Springfield TRP - and some mags would not lock the slide back after the last round until I switched to these kits.
L8,leave the damn thing alone as you have a very good 1911.Invest in ammo,more Wilson mags,good leather,and range time. I got the low end Springfield mil-spec it goes bang when I pull the trigger but I'm the one that needs to put the $$$$ into this gun,sights trigger,beaver tail safety ect..... I want you to put 2000-5000 rds thru this thing and then think of what you want to do to improve it. You have 1 damn nice looking 1911 enjoy it for a while before you drop $$$$ into it,who knows you may not have to.Give us a 200rd range report! J.R.
P.S. if you don't have a CCW permit for N.C. invest your money that way!
Glad you got that CCW permit ,now find a good holster(I like inside waist myself,just make sure you can reholster it with 1 hand) PEARL GRIPS ,remember what George Patton had to say about them!They're ivory. Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol. J.R.
Last edited by J.R.; 12-29-2006 at 08:37 AM.