Swapping slides and calibers between a single stack 1911 and double stack 1911A2 22TCM
I recently picked up a RIA 1911A2 FS MM really cheap. That is the double stack 1911.
It only came with the 22TCM barrel but no magazine.
Seems I can't find any reasonably priced double stack 9mm/380/22TCM magazines but I was able to order some 45ACP magazines.
My plan, until the 9mm double stack magazines are back in stock, is to swap the 22TCM slide and barrel with a 45acp slide and barrel from a single stack 1911 (Caspian frame and Springfield slide).
I know some will say I am crazy but I have been able to take 3 different 1911s, a WWII 45 that was so rusted you could not rack the slide, a 45 with extractor tension and clocking issues, and an unfinished custom build 9mm commander the company sold me because the gunsmith quit before finishing. That one actually had so many problems I had to replace a number of parts. I also tuned all the triggers to 4.5lb. they started anywhere from 5.5 to 8lb. I know, 8lb. 1911 trigger, thats crazy.
So I think I "may" be able to get everything to fit but want to ask the experts, besides the slide assembly and the extractor is there anything else you can suggest I watch out for?
Eagerly awaiting your replies,