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1911 question

Post by olbaid_dratsab » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:43 pm

This is what I have;
RIA Fullsize 9mm.

This is what I want;
Flaired magwell, blued.

This is what i know;
nothing.

I'm not too up to date on 1911s. Before I drop 80-90 bones on a new mainspringhouseing/magwell, could someone maybe recomend which one to buy? Where to order from? I was lookign at Brownells, but I don't trust myself too much. I get confused on the govt/commander/officer things.

I also have VZ slim grips on mine too, so it needs to be flush with those.

Thanks for your time.

edit-I don't want one of the big assed ones seen on open guns. I'm looking at the magwells that look almost like they are part of the grip.
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Re: 1911 question

Post by Chef » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:05 pm

IIRC, Smith & Alexander makes a nice magwell/mainspring housing.
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Re: 1911 question

Post by Matt E. » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:50 pm

Wilson makes one that slides on the bushings and is kept on the with the grip panels. You don't have to modifiy or change anything. You only have to take off the grips, pop it on, then replace the grips. There may be a gap at the bottom of the grip panels, but this won't effect the operation in anyway.
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Re: 1911 question

Post by Nesrath » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:14 pm

Chef wrote:IIRC, Smith & Alexander makes a nice magwell/mainspring housing.
What Chef said. Get the Smith & Alexander magwell. There are fitting instructions on YouTube. I did one for a freind and it is easy to do, and difficult to FUBAR it up. Then down the road when you get some money burning a hole in your pocket take it to a smith and have him/her blend the magwell into the frame.
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Re: 1911 question

Post by Haji » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:30 am

Since RIA parts are known to vary, the Wilson Combat 188 is a smarter choice. It's also only $29.00 MSRP.
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Re: 1911 question

Post by Raydarkhorse » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:47 am

Save your money or buy more magazines and ammo. I have had weapons with and without flared mag wells and the best thing you can do is practice loading and dropping mags. Practice and know your weapon it's way cheaper.
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Re: 1911 question

Post by olbaid_dratsab » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:50 am

Just ordered the Wilson magwell. Thanks.
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