My Springfield TRP Operator
My one and only 1911 is a Rock Island Armory tactical model that was part of a group buy at the other gun forum I hang out on. While the fit and finish isn't up there with most of the other guns I've seen in this thread, it's fun to shoot, and pretty accurate. Plus I got a great price on it.
A Springfield V-10 from back before I knew better than to buy bitty little chopped-down "1911s". STI trigger, Wilson beavertail (kinda mandatory on a factory Springer because of the contour on the frame, else I'd have used a Brown,) the tallest aftermarket rear sight we could find because the thing shot crazy low @ 7 yds right out of the box, Navidrex contoured grip panels... I think I got it back in '01 and wound up trading it for a PC627 in '03 or '04.
I'll also note that I still thought hex-head grip screws were cool, apparently. Boy, it's like seeing a kiddie picture with birthday cake smeared on your face...
I also have an itty bitty Defender, (in case I actually get around to trying to get my CCW) but who wants to see that unreliable piece of junk. (it has actually been utterly reliable for me)
This '70 is much more fun to look at. Love this pistol, even though Blocks are better. Pics aren't great, did 'em kinda quick, but you get the idea.
I didn't pay much for it, it was retired from a PD, and I've put ~7000 rounds through it since I've had it.
So far, I've done all the work myself. It may got to a smith for slide to frame fit and barrel.
EGW extractor and .203" slide stop, firing pin stop
NM tight match bushing and barrel crown
Millet sights, old skool arched checkered MSH
Medium plastic Colt trigger (it's lightweight and comfortable), STIs are ooogly. Trigger job = clean 3#.
Grip safety dehorn
Marvel disco rail cut
Disconnector clearanced for rounds in magwell
Rail and recoil spring tunnel dehorned and polished as well as feed ramp, breechface, ouside of barrel, inside of slide, etc...and lots more to go, next is slightly extended mag release.
Mainly slide to frame fit and clean up and refinish...maybe. It's starting to feel like a higher end 1911, it just doesn't look like one.
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- USPSA Competitor (A-69999)
ghetto, it just about is one, though not intentionally, it's just working through parts and going with what works. It's changed some since the pics, still evolving.