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Wilson Combat accessories many of which I have installed used and abused and all have shown they are well thought out and well made. my observation today is about their flat recoil spring it is a fantastic upgrade from a original round coil spring one note you need either their recoil spring guide as a normal guide rod is to large in diameter and will not fit into the Wilson flat recoil spring or you can opt for the full length recoil spring guide rod with spring plug you can buy products separate or as a kit. the increased spring for ball loads I ended up with a 17# and it actually felt better than an original 15# round coil version this came with a shock buff, the spring makes it feel smother does not have that "spring suction cup gun sound" and more consistent compression not jerky I also note that the spring guide rod is solid rides more fit to the spring than original parts IMO I have looked in on many posts on 1911 forums and find that many agree that the colt either came with a 14 or 15 # spring originally as many thought it was too soft for ball or +P ammo and over time lost its power all I know is I agree that the original spring was not best for +P loads and as most of us we shoot generic and carry self defense ammo thats power level is greater well for most people that is not an issue as most pistols have less than a few boxes of shells shot through them and the rest of the time they decorate a drawer or a table top or are a safe queen. For the people interested in shooting and enjoy it your not going to wear out a 1911 anytime soon. I cannot leave it that there is a difference between manufacturers and it is not price and the argument over cast versus milled is all dependent on the parts we are talking about investment casting has been a corner stone of many reliable firearm companies. It is best to do your own research on companies and their products recent posts on other forums are bashing a 3500 dollar 1911 and many of this companies other versions because most people want much different looks or safety features I would buy basic and build up. I found that extended levers can be more a problem they can require a different holster as some will release the safety or the mag release if sat on or leaned into as well as making the original wider ambidextrous may be good for some I d'ont see it as once it is game on the safety stays off and who said you would have a thumb to operate it with no matter what orientation.. long ago I learmed that a standard rear sight make a hell of a slide cocker off a belt or jeans. I am not a purist I am a realist what works is for you if you have to adapt to the customizations and think to hard imagine if your under stress If you have to look to insure your rod is hot practice or find another IMHO.