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I'm doing some learning on a RIA 9mm 1911 and need to replace the factory spur hammer with one that will work with a beaver tail. My question boils down to I don't want to drop $150ish on a top shelf ignition kit for what in the end will still be a $300 gun, so who makes the best budget parts?   The Wilson Value line looks reasonably priced what other options are there?

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Try EGW - really good stuff at reasonable prices. Their ignition kit includes hammer, sear, disconnector, main spring, and Colt sear spring for $134, but you can probably find deals for less right now. I used an Extreme Engineering kit with hammer, sear, and disconnector in a put together open gun and I recall that it was less than $120. 

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If you can get a good pull with the factory parts, just bob the hammer spur until it clears the beavertail.

Or eliminate the spur entirely, you are not going to go Condition 2 are you?

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On 11/28/2018 at 11:20 AM, Jim Watson said:

If you can get a good pull with the factory parts, just bob the hammer spur until it clears the beavertail.

Or eliminate the spur entirely, you are not going to go Condition 2 are you?

 

 

 I have a bobbed hammer on another 1911, mostly want a new hammer for appearance. 

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As others have said EGW is top notch. But for a budget and decent quality Fusion Firearms is what I've often used. Don't see much mention of them around the net despite the good quality parts I've experienced. I have used their parts in various personal guns and currently have two 1911's with their hammers in them. One in a STI Spartan gut and rebuild and another in a dedicated 2011 frame for a .22 conversion upper. Both have tons of rounds through them and no problems or wear related issues. I will say be prepared to stone down the hammer hooks on a fusion hammer to get to the .030" height, they leave them oversized in that area for ability to fit up to anything. 

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Cruise the gun shows and see if you can find anyone selling military surplus parts. Bins of that stuff show up from time to time and I clean them out when I find them.

 

Put an ad up on Armslist that you're looking for broken/busted/gunsmith specials and bump it every couple weeks. A second gun, even broken and rusty, will have lots of spare parts.

 

But it sounds like all you really need is a hammer. Just buy that in the shape you need and save yourself time and money. Whether you replace one part or all of them, make sure you do a full function and safety check - thumb safety, hammer follow, out of battery, disconnector, grip safety, etc.

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I ended up ordering the Wilson value line hammer for $29 or so on amazon, it installed fine and didn't need too much cleanup.  It will be a low use gun so I bet it will hold up fine.

 

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Dat rear sight doe! How high does it shoot? lol

 

Next up, aftermarket trigger with overtravel stop and custom grip screws. Then a magwell. Then a... ok, I'm getting carried away.

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1 hour ago, Absocold said:

Dat rear sight doe! How high does it shoot? lol

 

Next up, aftermarket trigger with overtravel stop and custom grip screws. Then a magwell. Then a... ok, I'm getting carried away.

Its actually pretty close to on as is, the front sight is a old Millett dual crimp ramp so I I'm stuck  with them till I decide to weld it up and mill it for real sights.  luckily the trigger has a over travel screw and the overall trigger is not too bad. it will probably end up with a mag well of some sort sooner or later. 

 

 

 

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