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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    For a few years I had the idea of building up a beater Colt. I spend a lot of time in the Utah desert and it can be a dusty place. Bouncing along on a truck seat or getting bumped off boulders as I poke around in canyons isn't an ideal place for a collectable pistol. In the following posts I'll...
  2. Revolvers
    Thought this was too good not to share with revolver lovers looking for ways to reduce recoil.
  3. General 1911 talk
    So I have this bobbed Springer Champion that has an incredible trigger. It is really nice, but there is one thing about it that I wish one of the previous owners had taken care of when they were performing other mods to this gun. I wish they had flush cut the slide stop somewhere along the...
  4. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So I bought this Colt and have continued to dork around with it. The first thing I did was replace the rear sight with the Harrison that I had in the shop. Today I managed to fit a Wilson thumb safety and a flat trigger. The thumb safety took awhile, however appears to be operating right. Once...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Has anyone ever attempted, or seen a 45 slide that had been modified for smaller bore size? I was just wondering, because you can pick up a decent 45 slide for around 100, but if you want 38 super or .40 S&W at least twice that. Having recently gotten into reloading, and discovering idpa, I'm...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Doing a build for fun! Using all leftover scrap parts , a $20 raw casting I overcut the rails on this summer , and a $60 llama 9mm Commander length slide that came with a bunch of parts. And to make this thread fun, Please post your cheapest build, the Bubba' ier the better. Rattle can...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I decided to cure my apartment boredom with a small project. I have always enjoyed the look of the Wilson Roundbutt Magwell so I thought I would put one on my Mono Commanche. Well, unbeknownst to me this part doesn't particularly match up well to a Les Baer. So it took a lot of filing on the...
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