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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. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Colt 9mm Build 3-6-18 -> Original Build Post Colt - Reid Colt...9mm. -> Pictures SPF Folks, Up for sale is my Reid Custom Colt 1911 Series 80 chambered in 9mm. This has been a boringly reliable and accurate gun. There are small wear marks, and they are visible in the updated pictures...
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    Sitting here watching the street for that big shiny FedEx truck. For the second time in 20 some years I'm waiting for a package from CT Brian. Just completed a "refresh" on a 1999-2000 build. When I was contemplating a new purchase I decided (instead) to ask Tim go through it and freshen...
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    Hi, guys. Picked up a wadcutter pistol made by George Madore. All I know about him is that he built NRA Bullseye pistols from a small shop in Pennsylvania. This one is built on a Caspian frame; unknown slide; and Kart barrel. It's quickly become my #1. Supremely accurate and fun to shoot with...
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    Hey guys, I have a BNIB pistol that I cant seem to get interested in shooting. It is an STI G.I. 1911. I bought it because...well, because it was for sale, I guess. I thought it would be cool to have at least ONE 1911 in A1-style (although its not an authentic reproduction as it has a flared...
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    I hadn't shot my old custom built 1911 in awhile so hit the range today. Over the years, it was built in 2004, and tens of thousands of rounds the ambi-safeties have loosened up a bit. I switched my grip from riding the safety (I'm right handed) to putting my right thumb on top of my left after...
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    Hey guys could use some help , looking at two different pistols but looking for anyone out there that might have had work done by either of these two companies or owns a build by one of them , looking at the c&s trident a3 commander and the Novak FBI spec commander . Any recommendations or is...
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    Around a year ago I (I think) I was able to secure this original Bob Marvel gun... Its posted here, and documented for folks to see... I did a small write up on it, but I wanted to share some updated pictures and thoughts with you all!! After a few weeks of having the grips, I figured it was...
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    I'm the Cabot and Alchemy sales rep and I'll be at Saddle River Range in HTX this Friday 6/12 and Saturday 6/13 with a bunch of Demo guns for both brands PLUS a couple available ACW's. I know that a lot of you addicts have heard about ACW and Rob's work but don't get a chance to see/hold one...
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    I went over this morning and spent 90 minutes with the GOAT, talk about easy going, down to earth and just the best guy in the world, Ted is it. I left my unfired 9mm Commander with him and he's shooting for Q1 of 2022 about 18 months which ain't that bad. About 90 days out (that's a year from...
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This a pre-order price only on a brand new pistol. The lead time is 60-90 days. You pay 50% at ordering and 50% before we ship the gun to you. Retail price $2200. Pre Order Price $1850 shipped to your FFL The ultimate carry race gun Comes with Shield RMSc installed The SAS II VIPER is our...
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    Well, it arrived and I'm pretty sure that I know the answer to that question, but there are quite a few "features" that give me pause and make me wonder. I'm sure those who have been around longer than I may be able to offer more insight. @Uncle Bob for one. Odd Duck Colt with the thumb...
  14. General 1911 talk
    That's right - giveaway. Working with project sponsor VZ Grips, noted 1911 pistolsmiths Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision and Pete Single of Pete's Custom Shop collaborated to turn out a custom 1911 that will be given away. Not sold, not raffled, not auctioned - given away. Go to vzgrips.com...
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    Hi all- does anyone know of Charlie Mills, custom gunsmith in Salem, Oregon ? I picked up this beautiful Gold Cup a couple of years ago, then left it sat in my safe whilst I travelled about a bit. The invoice dates the work to '94, ( two years before I bought my first 1911, Clackamas Kimber )...
  16. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello everyone, Since now lightening cuts are legal in IDPA, i’d like to give my R1 Enhanced the look of the Tomasie Custom (tri top and lightening cuts) but i’m afraid of its new performance. Any suggestion? Pros/cons? I want this work as an improve for sight following. Thanks!
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    Every once in a while you come up on something that’ could be a very special find, or something that could be a total dud. Today was one of those days... I’m never the person to buy something without being 100% sure I know what I’m getting. After telling myself, and my understanding wife I...
  18. General Firearm Discussion
    If I posted this in the wrong forum, my apologies. I’m hoping I might gain a little insight as to how to deal with my 6 year old custom order from Paul Liebenberg/Pistol Dynamics. Has anyone here had any experience? Good or bad? I placed my custom build order in June of 2013 and have paid in...
  19. General 1911 talk
    Off to the range and one of these is not coming back with me! Take a guess. Sometime ago I sent a Colt Railgun to Jason for a build and my spot is coming up and I have decided I no longer want a Railgun built as I no longer carry with a weapon mounted light (I Prefer offhand light techniques)...
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