As one who retails the Custom and production 1911s. Most of my regular customers will say "Do not buy anything for your gun at first." Use it and then see what minor changes you may want to make to suit your tastes such as different grips or whatever.
There are plenty of options out there you may or may not need or want. That may be why the 1911 is the most modified, customized, treasured and sought after handgun ever made.
I would strongly encourage you to opt for the tool steel hammer and sear, and if you even THINK that you may want an ambidextrous safety down the road, opt for it now. Sending it back will cost you many times over the initial cost. Example: Ambi. safety ordered on gun from factory is a $55.00 option. Added later by factory is $160.00. I'm a lefty. I know.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Andy on 2001-10-05 18:48 ]</font>
I'd order all the upgrades that have to do with improvements in trigger grades, extractor grades, the upgrades Andy mentioned, and if you want chrome, get it now, don't wait til' you find out the Teflon wears off...I don't know what use the pistol will see...If it will be for any kind of hard use, just keep in mind the things that have already been mentioned. The trigger parts, the extractor, the sights are important as well...and anything that you may want done as an upgrade will involve shipping costs...The maintenance and repair(if any) will be covered under your warranty. I don't think upgrades are...so if you want the longest lasting parts and finish, upgrade them BEFORE it leaves home for the last time...Unless you just haven't decided...In which case, get the thing and shoot the crap out of it first...Then you'll have a better idea of what will work best for YOU!
...Congratulations! Nice one!
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