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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. General 1911 talk
    So another thread has rekindled my interest in getting a custom undercut so while searching with no real luck looking for input on a good gunsmith to do custom undercut along the lines of a colt or Alchemy. Pics are also welcome!
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    What do you guys recommend to have on hand for maintaining and fixing 1911s, for high volume shooters?
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    For sale is a professionally perfected 9mm 1911 Commander set up for concealed carry, along with the best holsters and gear out there to carry it with (plus extras). Real workhorse setup. Everything included in along with this pistol is linked below. Pics at bottom. This pistol started life...
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So I picked up a DW specialist the other day. Love Dan Wesson, really good quality for the money. Anyway, taking it down, checking it out, I always look all the parts over etc. Took this image of the hammer/ sear engagement. This does not look like the proper neutral relationship. Am I missing...
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I will freely admit I am clueless about ordering custom options on owned 1911s. I have read a lot about trigger jobs, adding magwells.... Yet I am clueless as to where to start. To our guys in the know---any chance you guys might start a thread detailing the work you like to have done and...
  9. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Below is a recent experience I had with a gunsmith. I don't know what to think about it. More qualified opinions are welcome. (Note: The feed problems I was experiencing seemed very much like the problems in this thread.) I took two S.A. 1911's to a gunsmith - a Range Officer Compact 4" with...
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Picked up a surplus Mauser-labeled Hi Power recently and would love to send it out. Not looking for a fully tweaked setup, just someone to make it sound. Trigger is heavy but not gritty. Looking for: - full respring - lighter trigger pull - reliability - whack the sights in line Not looking...
  11. General 1911 talk
    Firstly, let me state that this is NOT a grievance thread nor am I looking to elicit that from anyone in terms of their experiences or in any way in response to questions posed. Question is though, have you had a poor or bad experience with a gunsmith, have you gotten your gun back and the...
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Does anyone know of a reputable smith in N.O. or B.R.? Someone who can do some work on my thumb safety, and refinish the part. Thanks.
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Had a nightmare horror story with my CQB Elite. Took it to a local smith for a sight changed and he destroyed the front of the slide. After months of waiting I sent it back to Wilson just get get it done. I could not be more happier with the results. Used it in a match already! Bonus shots of...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    S&W 29? It's a .44 Mag. Cylinder is locked up and loaded. Won't cock. Thoughts? Thanks.
  15. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hey all, looking for some help with this. A buddy of mine just retired from a career in Federal Law Enforcement and was given this slide by a buddy. He asked me to help identify if possible, who the maker was. It may just be as simple as a garage monkey doing his own work, or done by one of...
  16. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Does this Look Right to You? Considering this Baer but this seems rough -
  17. General 1911 talk
    Came across an interesting auction for a custom 1911 from "The Greek" out of Owasso, OK circa mid 70s to late 80s. No idea when this particular 1911 was produced but shows some of its age but still an interesting piece. Built on an Essex frame. Anyone know anything about "The Greek"...
  18. General 1911 talk
    Good afternoon addicts! Does anyone here have any experience with Dave Lauck's guns/work?? I have done research on him and his company, but I would like any real world/end user input anyone here can offer. Thank you very much Chris
  19. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Read this very carefully: On Friday July 22, 2016, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) released a letter issuing guidance on the requirement of firearm manufacturers and gunsmiths to register with DDTC under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). There has been...
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    John Giles was a genius gunsmith who worked on 1911s and 22s during the 60s thru the 80s. He had the .45 shop in Odessa Florida and many of his 1911s shot at camp Perry along with those of James Clark. He was known for his "wagon wheel" looking sight which usually was a full rib for target and...
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