there's been threads on this before, frankly i'm too lazy to search for 'em. i know this conversion can and has been done but i'm forgetting the details. it's something i want to do. - can the same .45 extractor & ejector be used? - generally would a .45 acp and 10 mm 1911 barrel have the same outside over all dimension so the .45 bushing is still used? - be best to use a long recoil spring guide rod as opposed to a short one? - with the exception of a gunsmith fitting the barrel and possibly the bushing, would a mechanically inept individual be able to complete the project? anything else i may need to know before i mess up a 1911? thanks for any help, people.