Factory pulls, Series 80;Yeah, well... you'd better have a pocket full of OD magic dust to sprinkly over all those superflous parts.
I have an SW1911ES sitting on layaway until I have the money to get it out (got a great deal, it's a factory used gun that I got for $800 and of course, it's like new). And now I'm working on how I'm going to bobtail it with a minimal bobtail (see the new Dan Wesson CCO)... Can't wait.I had a colt new xse and plan on having another, loved it. I have also seen a lot of people happy with the s&w scandium, wouldn't mind having one of those also.
I'm kinda confused. Could you give more details on what you'd replace and with what, and more importantly why?Brown, Cyllinder & Slide or Wilson. They all make great parts, and it would probably run you around $150. You'd need a trigger group (I'd replace the trigger with one that fit tighter, too), a slide stop, a safety, a FP stop, firing pin (if you use a regular GI firing pin I believe it will negate the effects of the Schwartz safety, like it does on Kimber guns) an ejector (you could have a gunsmith do this, or you could probably just Loctite it in) and a new magazine catch. No big deal, honestly. Also, spend some money on a set of at least six good magazines, Tripp, Wilson, etc.