Magazines and extractor tension is usually where to start with 1911’s.
Extractor tension is easy to check and adjust yourself. There’s probably a YouTube video on it from someone you already know like Wilson Combat and many others.
Do you want flush mags? I would personally go ahead and buy...
I’ve got several buddies who compete with 1911’s and we’re at about 50% pinned vs unpinned.
Personally, I’d shot thousands of rounds through .45 and 10mm 1911’s with no issues when I decided to give it a go in USPSA Single Stack and bought a $300 rig and new 9mm 1911. I spent a couple months...
Would you ever do that?
Any shot over point and shoot would be done at 10 power for me.
Everyone’s eyes are different but some ffp scopes are barely usable at 6 power if you require easy visibility of the hash marks to say it’s usable.
That’s when it happens. Imperfect grip when you really want it to go bang now. I could easily see how you could have an imperfect grip if you need to use a pistol for self defense.
There is a reason why most grip safeties are disabled in competition pistols.