View Full Version : What "drop in" match bushing for Springfield "loaded" 1911??

July 28, 2000, 05:55 PM
Would like to try a match "drop in" bushing on my stock Springfield "loaded" 1911 fullsize to hopefully tighten up the already good accuracy up even more. What brands and models do you suggest for a TRUE drop in fit? Any links would be appreciated.


July 28, 2000, 07:27 PM
fusternc, someone on the 1911Forum board bought a drop-in BarSto bushing for a SA Loaded model and said it fit like a charm with no fitting. I believe the price was ~$17 + shipping. Good luck.


July 28, 2000, 10:24 PM
The only thing that makes a bushing "match grade" is the fit to slide & barrel. Drop in fit implies that it has clearance that a match bushing would not have. If your goal is to get a snug fit without fitting, then use your calipers to measure the inside diameter of the front of the slide at several spots & the outside diameter of the barrel several spots. all slides/barrels will vary a little. Look in Brownells & order the one that give you the closest fit. Better yet, call them up, give tech support your measurements, & ask them to pick you out one. Realize that the barrel has to tilt in the bushing at lockup, so pick an inside diameter that gives at least half a thou clearance. You can also expand the bushing skirt to fit tighter to the slide without affecting the bushing/barrel fit. Since the bushing does not move with reference to the slide during firing, the fit here can be as tight as you want it without affecting reliability. Just how much effort to disassemble.

George Stringer
July 29, 2000, 08:19 AM
Fusternc, BBBBill is 100% right. If you aren't going to have the bushing gunsmith fit to your slide and barrel it's not really going to be "match grade". George