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It's a blued Taurus pt1911 with night sights. It's been a great shooter but now I'm thinking of personalizing it a little. I'm thinking grips, hammer, magwell, grinding off the billboard and having it refinished. What do you guys think? I was also wondering if a gunsmith could improve the rather cheap checkering on the front strap as well? Other suggestions and comments are very welcomed. Even negative ones which I've gotten a bit of on other forums due to the fact it's a Taurus. From what I've seen members on this forum are very respectful and offer alot of positive input though. So I really don't expect any.
 

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One of the great things about the 1911 is the ability to customize it. There are alot of cool grips out there, from fancy wood to carbon fiber or cool designs.
And they are very easy to change.

Hammer is also easy to change.

For magwells I like Smith and Alexander magwells, easy to install, fit well.

I don't know about the checkering on the front strap. I use grip tape on mine. but then again, mine isn't exactly a show gun

For finishing. there are alot of option. Hard chrome looks good and holds up real well. The is alot of other companies that do finishs, Like Tripp or Ion bond
 

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I agree with Duc, find yourself a Brownells catalog and go to work until you're happy with it.
 

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I like the feel of the NightHawk Custom checkered Alumigrips. For the front strap checkering, you could go the route of the Wilson frontstrap which is held on by the grip panels. Get some Wilson Combat 47D mags as well. I tried those out on the suggestion of some of the others here.
 

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Thanx for the great input everyone. Brownell's site is awesome and I just ordered their 1911 catalog. I'm going to check out m1911.org right now.
 

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Brownells is awesome. I live about two hours from the place and they are wonderful in customer service. As for finishing I would say that you would have to remove ALOT of metal to get the logo off of it and it would probably be best left alone as the markings on my PT92 are pretty deep roll stamps. But for finishing I agree that hard chroming is great for wear protection.
 
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