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Hi all, I have an interesting question (I think...) I normally shoot GLOCK, but I have a romantic attraction to the 1911 that I'm sure many of us have felt at some point. Recently I acquired a Springfield Armory TRP Operator with a Bull Barrel and full-length guide rod. My problem is that although I am a GLOCK Certified Armorer (that's not saying much) I have never known anything but the striker-fired, plastic anti-1911. I plan on getting another 1911 (not yet determined) to shoot USPSA Single Stack with, and I will also be using the Operator in L-10 occasionally at a local match. But like I said, Ive never dealt with a gun that had a hammer before. I'm not completely in the dark but need to learn about the 1911 platform in general. I'd like to have a healthy education from years of experience but I'd also like to get as much of a head start by reading first. Can anyone recommend a good book(s), DVD(s), or YouTube video(s)? I have looked around myself and found some of the "1911 Build" videos to be a little useful but not too much. Thanks guys.
I have a S. A. loaded model 1911. I have fouled up one of the grip bushings. Springfield calls it an escutcheon. I have a standard bushing and it is too small. Bushing is .236. I know that and oversize is .255. The hole mikes at .240. Springfield shipped me the bushing they claim they use on every 1911 that they build. It is .236 and doesn't fit. They tell me that I have stripped the threads in the frame and will need to tap it for an oversize bushing. The threads are fine. I have pulled another bushing off the same gun and threaded it in the other hole and it is perfect. I don't want to tap it for an oversize bushing when it isn't jacked up. Can somebody please tell me what and where to get what I am needing?