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adding weight to a 1911

Post by DavidR on 7/15/2015, 9:55 am

I seem to shoot better with a 45 long slide over a 5'', maybe the extra weight helps?  ....Anybody add weight to their 1911's, 45 not 22 conversions, if so what do you use?
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Post by LenV on 7/15/2015, 9:59 am

I added a solid full length guide rod instead of a hollow one. That added a couple of ounces. I am guessing at that weight but you can feel the difference.

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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 7/15/2015, 10:50 am

Sollid rods can be had in tungsten carbide, adding just a little more.
As hard as I kick the trigger I couldn't tell you if it helps, but I can pick it out of a pile with my eyes closed.
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Post by JIMPGOV on 7/15/2015, 12:30 pm

EGW TUNGSTEN GUIDE ROD WORKS.

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Post by BE Mike on 7/15/2015, 12:42 pm

Why not just add weight to the bottom of the dust cover? You could use stick on wheel weights or maybe use epoxy putty to add a bigger lead weight.
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 7/15/2015, 12:52 pm

Life is too short to shoot ugly guns????
An alternative would be to start with a frame that has a light rail on it, then make a slip on weight to suit.
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Post by Axehandle on 7/15/2015, 2:14 pm

Before the red dots took over we all shot the full length (steel) Bomar ribs on our 1911s..   Made for a nice soft recoiling wadcutter gun.

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Post by robert84010 on 7/15/2015, 6:59 pm

put five rounds of 230gr RN in it. that will heavy it up for 10 to 20 seconds.  Smile

see, there were benefits to hardball.

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