Yes you can fix any problem with a 1911. But because the actions of all the components is so interrelated it may take a year or 2 of headscratching since you may have 2 or more faults that cause problems that are very hard to track down.
So if you are a beginner and don't have a really good 1911 gunsmith readily available you had best get a warrantied production gun that comes with what you want. The last thing you want to do is get a bottom of the line or used pistol and try to build it into what you really want.
Pretty much all the brands* mentioned here are fine pistols but for the price, and for general use and beginning competition you can't beat an Armscor (Rock Island) Tactical. I'd buy it before the less expensive GI models because it has a lot of desireable upgrades at a very modest price increase.
If you're interested in bullseye competition then the Armscor Match is a fine hand-fitted pistol to start with at a couple $hundred more.
* Colt isn't really the same company that existed before the 1986 strike, the 1992 bankruptcy and the 1994 purchase by Zikha which nearly wrecked it.
Last edited by jjk308; 04-09-2011 at 09:24 AM.
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