Reply To: Steel receiver modification?
If you’re competent with tools and patient and methodical it’s very doable. I have a 1322 with the plastic breech and haven’t switched it out as of yet. the breech still works great after probably 1500 shots, but what did fail is the tiny screw that holds the rear sight blade. I put a slightly larger screw in and it’s fine for now. You’ll need a different rear sight with the steel breech (or a scope or red dot sight). If you like working on them there are tons of mods and aftermarket parts available.