Quote Just realized that you're in N Ireland. UK. manta.
I'm curious, how difficult is it to get US made handguns in N Ireland? Do you have other 1911s to compare to? How is the availability of aftermarket parts... for example those as suggested by BigJimP.
There is no problem getting them. They have to be ordered trough a dealer as for parts they can be ordered to i just got a single action trigger posted from America.