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Hi,

I'm thinking about having Novak sights, a trigger job, a bull barrel, reliability package, and dehorning done on my future gun.

Are these changes irreversible? I.e. if I do any of the above, if I don't like it will I have to buy a new gun? What if I don't like my trigger job, sights, bull barrel etc. and I want someone else to do it, will I have to buy all new parts? Thanks.
 

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Given enough money and replacement parts, most anything is reversable. However, it may not be economically practical to do so. Once a slide is cut for sights, it's cut. You can replace it or weld it up, but it's going to get expensive.

The best approach is to carefully consider what you wish done and get it all done by a reputable pistolsmith in one engagement.

On sights, there are some things you can do to ensure maximum flexibility. I would suggest that you go with a Novak slide-cut. By so doing, you can choose the Novak low-mount rear sight (natch), the Heinie SlantPro, the MMC adjustable, Jim Clark's low-mount sight, and several others. The Novak cut is so common that most after-market sight makers offer a version that fits this cut.

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For your other points, a trigger job is completely re-doable without major heartache, unless you have the gun cut for an extra-wide trigger or something. As long as someone reputable does it you should have no worries with that at all. The bull barrel *should* be completely reversable, since the barrel is fitted to the slide (and not the other way 'round).

To summarize: what Rosco said. :grin:
 

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Hmmm

I heard that Bull Barrels had to have the slide modified, so that if I decided not to do the bull barrel, I'm gonna have to get a new slide.

My two choices are the Novak sights, so I guess I'm OK there. I'm not planning on any triggers outside the ordinary, just want a better trigger.

So am I all set? Or is there more I should know?
 

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All the other mods are fine, but why the bull barrell? Is this going to be a comp gun or a carry piece? There are a lot of good barrells Like Bar Sto's stainless that will prove more accurate than you and that will go in with a minimum of fitting that will serve you well. Just my 2 cents on it.
 

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I plan on competing, IPSC style stuff. IDPA is fun but not a priority, since I probably wouldn't carry a 1911. I would take the tungsten guide rod over a bull barrel, but I'd like to have both. It's not so much for accuracy as it is to keep the thing front heavy. I don't mind heavy guns, really.

Thoughts?
 
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