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  1. General 1911 talk
    My curiosity has been piqued lately.... I've drooled appropriately over work from Lou Biondo, Stan Chen and others, but I'd love to hear about some experiences with some of the lesser-known heroes... New blood, lower volume builders, or those who simply choose not to widely promote themselves...
  2. General 1911 talk
    What do you guys think of putting a retro hammer on my upcoming Yost build. Most Yost pics I've seen have a Delta-style hammer with an occasional ring hammer thrown in for good measure. Perhaps something like this Harrison: https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/hd-130-retro-ignition-set Thoughts?
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Last year I decided I needed an indoor hobby that wasn't video games so I settled on taking Hilton Yam's 1911 duty tune DVD and applying all the steps from start to finish to a Springfield Mil-Spec. I did almost everything with 320 grit sandpaper and a #2 swiss file so it was a nice way to spend...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Thinking about rebuilding my first build from 7 years ago or so. Caspian frame with an Ithaca slide that was milled for Novak sights, bunch of Ed Brown parts. It shoots well, but a few things bug me that I didn’t do or didn’t do well. Clean up undercut, add checkering to front strap, blend...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Recently, I discovered Bob Marvel's 1911 build class. My sights are currently set on spending a week building a1911 under his tuteledge for my 50th birthday. That said, is be short changing myself if I didn't at least consider other classes and builders and instructors. I know Vickers does a...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I see books and YouTube videos showing techniques for creating a nice tight slide-to-frame fit using a frame with oversized rails. Some use sandpaper to get close and then a soft hammer to pound the slide back and forth on the frame with lapping compound. Other show sanding until the fit is...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I'm contemplating a DIY (hand tools only) .45 ACP Government "Series 70" 1911 build. This will be a gun designed for USPSA/IPSC/IDPA competition use. Before I get too far, I want to run my plans past this group to be sure I'm on the right track. My parts list, at this point, is: Fusion forged...
  8. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is how my Norinco looks after some work on it. - Graphite black Cerakote - Briley match grade barrel - Wilson Combat Bulletproof Beavertail safety - Wilson Combat springs kit - Fusion Hammer & trigger - Wilson Combat full one pice guide rod - Kensight tritium sights...
  9. General 1911 talk
    Ladies (if there are any) and Gentlemen, I present to you, with an uproarious oink! THE PIG! Finally finished. After a long stretch waiting on the shelf while I worked on other things, here it is! Here's the original thread for those who may not...
  10. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I started working on this BNIB CZ 1911 that I was going to do a full custom build for sale at the shop but customer guns kept pushing it back to the end of the line. I think the only way I’m going to finish it is if someone buys it and specs it out the way they want it. So far the only thing I...
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Folks: I'm excited to be offering up this pistol, received today, and partly wanting to hang on to it myself. David Panciotti and Mark Regenauer of Evolution Armory do outstanding work as you will see below, in the close-up, high-resolution pics that barely do it justice. This pistol was...
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello- I have for sale an Olive Drab Gen4 g19 frame that was turned over to Business End Customs for Lou to work his magic on a P3 glock build. This gun has 200 rnds through it. Slide made from 416 Stainless Steel Billet Stock. BEC Morse Code Cocking Treatment. BEC “******* Slide Cut” Beveled...
  13. Beginner's Corner
    Hi all. I'm wondering what is the minimum I need to spend to buy an 80% .45 build kit online which I can finish myself with a jig. I have included links my current build below and I was hoping I could get some input as to where I can find cheaper materials. This build should cost 785 plus...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Okay, I've been wanting to start this thread for a few days now. In working through my PCZ build, I've run across a few "problems" that I have seen many, many other members discuss. I have read all those threads, which included sending guns back to their manufacturers, many times without...
  15. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Dang, I got it. HOLY CRAP does this feel nice. I had to pull the ejector to get the rails finished , but dang . . . . . I really didn't want to pull the ejector. Much fear and trepidation because that is yet another step in this process I've read horror stories about, and have never done...
  16. General 1911 talk
    HEY ADDICTS, I have a build sheet for a NHC T3 ..SERIAL #NCP10385. It was given to me with a t3 I got and the build sheet did not match the guns serial # ....so I have a extra build sheet with no gun to match ... IF YOU HAVE THIS GUN I WILL MAIL IT YOU SO YOU HAVE ALL THE PAPERWORK FOR HER...
  17. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    ------------------SOLD Pending Funds----------------Thanks All!------------------ This Build was already in the pipeline when customer had to cancel due to family issues. This is available for immediate delivery, $3500 shipped to your FFL + tax in Ohio Build Sheet as follows -Base Gun...
  18. AR Forum
    Wanted to try an 18" barrel with some +10X magnification. My rationale was- "I need a for real, 300-400 yd. coyote gun for the ranch". While I have any number of akrit bolt guns, an AR was in order for the ease of uninterrupted volume of fire. Upper: VLTOR upper receiver, B.A. "Hanson" profile...
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Location: NorthShore Massachusetts Description: Agency Arms Glock 19 Full Build Price: 3300 shipped lower 48 states / Trades Considered SACS 1911, Nighthawk 1911, 10MM, Contact: PM Payment - PayPal Discrete (you pay the fees) USPS Money Orders Don't really want to sell it, but putting this up...
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Ive taken up building a 1911 on my spare time. I purchased an 80% frame and fit it to a colt slide. I went with 38 super because I wanted to have something different from what i already have. ive made it all the way as far as to fitting the barrel to the slide. I ran into an issue when I put on...
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