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  1. General 1911 talk
    We are doing something a little different. As some of you know, we hand build custom 1911 pistols. As you would expect these are a little pricey (about $2,800 and up). I know this is a lot of money for most people so I have been thinking of ways I can get some of the same great qualities of a...
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    Fortunately acquired this beauty from a well-known Addicts member here. So gorgeous and so innovative but importantly, super functional! It’s amazing, prime art, work of art👏👏👏.
  3. General 1911 talk
    Heard bill Wilson show of his collection of old pachmyer , Swensons, and hogue custom 1911s. I am better these are probably pretty hard to come by , I seen a Swenson a couple months ago on gunbroker , but I had never heard of them before , my question is , can these older custom 1911s be around...
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    Another beautiful Supergrade from Wilson has arrived! This 5” Tactical Supergrade 45ACP is suit-and-tie clean, with smooth ironwood grips and a mirror polished baron blue finish. Perfect match for that commander special 9mm with the same finish. It’s a long long journey from conception to...
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    The Supergrade feels like a completely different pistol with classic and nostalgic mirror polished baron blue finish. Mirror polished blue and ironwood is hard to beat🙌.
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    While I am waiting for two of my birth year Colts to be built by Jason, I have been revisiting two of his builds I currently have. They are the perfect balance of Simplicity and Function. Classic, yet modern at the same time. His technique consists of chipping away everything superfluous in...
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    I am certain I am not the only one who when you buy a gun you have been looking for goes on a deep dive for every bit of info you can find on said gun before it arrives. On such a dive yesterday regarding my purchase of a @Bunker Arms 10mm, I found this whopper. I have heard some doozies in my...
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    Finally got a chance to have base guns and slide/frame ready for Tim to build me a carry duo set. A sidewinder based on Kimber Ultra Carry (didn’t know ultra carry but not ultra carry II model is so hard to find). A chopper CCO based on JEM officer frame (with square trigger guard and my...
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    Stumbled across a short video on YouTube they posted a few years back with one of the 9mm guns shooting a quarter inch 5 shot group at 50 yards. The gun isn’t in the video so difficult to verify, but seemed impressive. Looked them up and he’s a Bob Marvel student...
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    Well I finally made it to the range today to break in the boss I shot a total of 560 rounds mostly PMC bronze some Winchester white box and a box of liberty civil defense rounds and it performed awesome I did have 1 failure to feed at around 250 ish rounds but that was it the thing is Super...
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    Well new to 1911addicts but here is my brand new les baer BOSS that I just picked up this evening I can’t wait to get to the range and break it in
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    Acquired this older Springfield frame a while back which was topped with a Colt slide and high mount Bomar. @Karl Beining got the top end to no one's surprise. Built a solid shooter off the frame with a little rat tail and ring hammer. All new tool steel parts and some modern sights.
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    Haven’t seen his builds quite often. I only have one of his tactical carry build. Would love to see his classic and peerless builds. Thanks for posting!
  14. General 1911 talk
    Over the course of about the last year and a half this community has been a tremendous resource for someone relatively new to the platform. I just want to thank everyone for all the information and resources. This estate sale Springfield had some comments on my initial introduction post a few...
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    A little background this is the first custom pistol I ever had built. I bought it used out of a local pawn shop 20 years ago and immediately took it to a good friend that was (he's passed on now) a very reputable gunsmith. He worked with my limited budget and made this what it is today. As such...
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    I have talked to quite a few of you on some of the other posts and threads. Our goal is to offer a hand built 1911 for the cost of many factory 1911s. Here is our first model release. It is a commander size with a number of options available. Yes we are taking orders at this time. If you...
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    Hello All! I am looking for some inspiration. I was hoping some folks could share some pics/stories of the most interesting/customized 1911! Porting, slide windowing, melting, other misc modifications....you name it! I am saving the funds to do a dream build, and I want it to be 100% my own.
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    A few days ago I was at my lgs, a small home based shop, picking up a transfer I had sent to him. While talking with him I notice a tag that said "Colt 1911 $850". The gun counter was dark so I couldn't tell much about it so I ask him to grab it. He told me he bought the pistol off a older...
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    Happy Friday, addicts. Stay warm! A set of Yost, Burton and Brian just brings me the warmness☀♨.
  20. General 1911 talk
    We have some of the finest 1911 gunsmiths in the world as active members of this forum, and Im hoping I can get most, if not all, to play along in this thread. I would love to see a photo of your personal EDC pistol. Come on, show us what you're currently carrying!! Im throwing out a few...
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