New Mil-Spec. The fun begins...!

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1911' started by Straightwall, May 19, 2015.

  1. Straightwall

    Straightwall New Member

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    Picked up a new Mil-Spec late yesterday. I have a few wooden grip choices. As I make up my mind which ones to use, I wondered what people thought between light grips vs. dark grips. Please let me know what you think.

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  2. Straightwall

    Straightwall New Member

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    I took it apart and wiped it down with some oil. I also found some old grips that came with a 1999 Loaded model that I once enjoyed. This is how it'll look for a while.
    And, yes, that is my finger in the frame.

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  3. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    I'm partial to the big diamonds. By the way, there's no requirement that serial numbers on guns be unique, so covering up the serial number like that just messes up the picture to no purpose. Anyway, I know that gun was stole from me because it's got one too many serrations on the slide.
     
  4. Straightwall

    Straightwall New Member

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    It is not your gun. I scratched out the big "Property of Pokute" marking under the dust cover, so it is mine now. Hah!
    Thanks for the grip input.
     
  5. gumpy

    gumpy Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I like the dark myself. Goes better and more checkering!
     
  6. Straightwall

    Straightwall New Member

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    I have another question: the foam cut-out in my blue plastic Springfield case is cut to store the gun with hammer cocked. That seems odd to me unless I store gun loaded, cocked & locked. I feel gun should be stored with hammer down - at rest.
     
  7. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Darn. I lose more guns that way.
     
  8. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    All I can say to that is: Sure, carve the gun to match the foam :eek:

    Seriously, yes, store it so it's resting. Otherwise it might be grumpy when you want to shoot it.

    Okay, okay, seriously for real now (drumrolllllll) - Whoever cut the foam like that works for Magnum Research now, cutting accessory rails on Desert Eagles using their ערלה as a template.
     
  9. Straightwall

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  10. Geezer

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    I vote for the dark double diamond grips.
     
  11. Straightwall

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    The consensus says dark. I have to agree. Thankfully I got the light Kim Ahrends grips for a song used. And I can't sing for didley.
     
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  12. Geezer

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    Those Ahrends grips would look good on a stainless gun or a high polish blue gun.
     
  13. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    They look like KA died halfway through the checkering.
     
  14. Straightwall

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    Changed trigger and mainspring housing today.
    Couldn't get wood grips off. They are tight on the screw studs.

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  15. Geezer

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    You should be able to push them off from inside the mag well.
     
  16. Straightwall

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    Will give it another shot. Tried that but was afraid to snap them.
     
  17. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Just stick your thumb in the magwell and PUSH. They won't break!
     
  18. Straightwall

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    Am in Upper Michigan for 4th. When I get back home, I will try again. They are tight.
     
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  20. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    The big hammer is reserved for guns chambered in 9mm.
     

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