That shield idea is one of Mike's mods I really like! Wonder if Colt ever entertained any thinking along this line?
Didn't see this till this morning ( don't know how I missed it!) but thanks and I'm sure somebody did the same thing back then. I'm not sure there's much of anything "new" that could be "thunk" up. I know of one other fellow that offered this mod but he's since moved to somewhere in Alaska.