View Full Version : Functionality (not aesthetics)

July 1, 1999, 11:09 PM
I appreciate any suggestions as to what parts I should replace in a Commander Norinco .45 (if there are indeed any parts necessary to replace). I'm thinking of carrying a less expensive but highly functional .45 semi-auto.

George Stringer
July 1, 1999, 11:27 PM
IMI, the most important aspect of a carry gun is reliability. Put it through it's paces as it is. See what kind, if any, malfunctions occur and go from there. About the only parts I would replace are the sights, the thumb safety and the trigger. I like an extended safety and I have big hands so I need a long trigger. I shot a 1911 .38Super this morning with the old military style trigger in it and I like to not found it. Another item you might look at is the mainspring housing. The shape of the housing can make a big difference in point shooting. I use an arched housing but that causes some folks to shoot low. There is the flat of course and the Wedge which is sort of the middle ground. George

July 3, 1999, 08:23 PM
George says it all. Function,Function,Function. Once you have your pistol performing perfectly proceed with your other projects, then check function at each step! When you are done you will have a fine 1911!
Good Shooting and Stay Knee Deep in Brass,