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  1. Revolvers
    Hi all, Spent a lot of time on 1911 Addicts stalking and drooling over pics and slowly gathering knowledge about 1911's and slowly come to enjoy revolvers. Well going to take that step into wheel world and would like some recommendations. Looking at grabbing a S&W 686 Plus i recently found and...
  2. General Firearm Discussion
    I refer to any gun as a "sword" since they are the personal weapon of our days. Post up any make, any model, any caliber, all slide cuts.
  3. Staccato/STI/2011
    Looking to get some window cuts in my SPS Pantera 5" (STI Edge clone 9mm) to improve the somewhat clunky slide. Primary purpose is a race gun. Found a local gunsmith that will do the lightening cuts for $400 with cerakote. Is there a "best" weight for a 5" 2011 slide? Would the benefits be worth...
  4. General Firearm Discussion
    Greetings Fellow 1911 Addicts, I have been interested in purchasing various S&W revolvers, but I consistently run into the same issue. They have scratches, swirl marks, buffing going in 50 different directions, and, of course, deep cuts in the metal. S&W won't do anything about it, and who...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Picked up this holster worn 9mm Ronin for about 300 less than new one. Gun has some cosmetic issues but has been shot very little. These are my favorite finds as I can usually put good ignition parts, a slide stop, and bushing for about the price of something new. I refinish most of the guns...
  6. Autoloaders
    Not sure if anyone else watches Mark Novak on YouTube; but I stumbled upon his channel due to the almighty logarithm and found it quite interesting. His commentary is quite funny as well and as someone who’s dabbled quite a bit in bringing old things back to life it’s just fun to watch and...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Of the weapons I have used, the HK USP-T is the finest. The design often has me looking at it and truly admiring the components. As I watch the threads in here I remark at the desire for uniqueness or at times mimicry of other weapons. The browning hp cut or a hammer from one size to another...
  8. General 1911 talk
    Picked up an older Wesson CBOB in 45 auto. Seems solid, priced right and appears unmodified. So my question is the trigger shoe has excessive vertical movement , both up and down. Can anyone provide a positive answer to which aftermarket 1911 trigger has the tallest trigger shoe? Tried...
  9. General 1911 talk
    Who is the best nighthawk custom gun smith in your opinion?
  10. General 1911 talk
    Full disclosure never really heard the name or recall any threads on here about him.. There's a thread on TOOS and one guy claims to be close to 25 years into his wait for his gun to hit his bench the the other guy waited 11 years (2004 to 2015). And, oh, 12 years for a Rogers build. Is this...
  11. General 1911 talk
    I’ve run across a Colt marked “Phil Perry Customs” on the slide but I can’t find any information about him as a builder or any shops by that name. Pistol is in FL but I know that doesn’t mean it’s from there originally. Does that name ring a bell with anyone? Thanks!
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So one day I have aspirations to build 1911's as a second career. Who knows if I'll get there, but kind of tired of sitting behind a desk, and as I near 40, I'm always up for learning new things. Going to full on gunsmith just is not an option for me due to location. But I would like to start...
  13. General 1911 talk
    So the only fully extended slide release i can find thats decent is the wilson combat bullet proof extended slide release but thats only for the 45. Anyone have any experience “fitting” one of these in a 9mm whats it take? Thanks ! Or does any one know of a good extended slide release thats not...
  14. General 1911 talk
    As the title queries: Who are they?
  15. General 1911 talk
    Do any of y’all have a first-hand familiarity with Black Thistle Gunsmithing in WI? I’m trying to learn a little about the quality & consistency of their 1911 work. I have no interest in stirring chitt so PM me if you’re more comfortable doing that. Thank you.
  16. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello folks. My Father-in-law is looking into gunsmithing and wanted my help, and since I am not a smith, just a shooter I would like to put this out there to our smiths in here. My F-I-L has the Penn Foster or a modern gunsmithing courses available to him. Any thought would be welcome. Thank...
  17. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Anybody know any smiths without long wait times that’d do: Trigger job Fit thumb safety & slidestop Replace sights (existing Novak sight cuts) Change grip bushings Probably doesn’t matter but gun is Colt Wiley Colt Govt. Thanks, Jim
  18. General 1911 talk
    I picked up this 1970 Colt Lightweight Commander in 9mm from GB and my intention is to have this done in blue (maybe a blued'd slide over hard chrome but don't know if you can hard chrome an alloy frame) and be a ying to the yang I have at Nighthawk ( Colt Commander in 38 super to be done in...
  19. Nighthawk Custom
    Research KJ Phillips has been building for about 7~8 years with Nighthawk. Just curious if he has been building the reputation as some of the older peer group. Anyone can attest to the quality of build and accuracy of test target? more for fun and to continue to gather information, I have a...
  20. Gear Talk
    Hi all. I don’t sell these but have received several requests asking where to get the Shooboy Hammer. With Randy Schue’s permission, here is his contact info. [email protected] I believe they are $53 shipped with 5 heads. 1 steel, 1 aluminum, 1 brass, 1 light polymer, and 1 denser...
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