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  1. General 1911 talk
    Over the last few years I have had many Addicts purchase items from me. They have shown enough trust in me that they sent money to someone they had never met and hoped they would get something in return. They also hoped that the item was what they expected. There aren’t a lot of places that I...
  2. General 1911 talk
    It was a long awaited & a pleasantly surprising day at the FFL. Long awaited.... for the arrival of my JEM frame, GS & MSH. (now only if my slide would get here from Caspian) More about that in a soon-to-be Build #10 thread. Pleasantly surprised... I got the "82" Colt recently purchased...
  3. General 1911 talk
    A variety of items all came together today. The mailbox was a very happy place. Someone posted the other day (maybe @Whiten ?) that Harrison's had 20% off until midnight. Since the long lead items have already been ordered I figure it was a good time for details. I also received a small...
  4. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Yep.... a "Full Monty!" This made its way from Mark (@TXP8RIOT ) to me today. Its my first experience with actually handling a piece of Bunker Arms hardware. I must say, I'm quite impressed with Brandan's work. There seems to be some nice little touches here and there that are subtle but...
  5. 1911 Photo Gallery
    In the spirit of Tina Turner & Mad Max "Thunderdome" "Two men enter, one man leaves" I took one DW to my FFL today for shipping out. Two came home with me... :oops: Thunderdome-ish in reverse. VBob & Valkyrie CCO .45s
  6. 1911 Photo Gallery
    No, not Bob Reeves (but he also made my day calling me to tell me my Falcon Commander is done. But that's another story) Bob Adkison (@Gripwright ) sent me these NH Grips for my Stippled Signature. I sent him the stock grips (bottom pic) to tweak with our ideas. I also sent him the MSH so he...
  7. General 1911 talk
    A about three weeks ago I set out to find A DW Valkyrie Commander in 9mm. I was hoping to find a fairly pristine one made from 2015-2018. As luck (or unlucky) would have it, Two of them were offered up. So naturally I did what us Addicts do. I bought them both. The first one that arrived looked...
  8. Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting
    I was doing a small amount of reloading today. Combining the components I received yesterday from good ole Brown. Then reality struck me............ If I don't come across some reasonably priced powder & primers in the not too distant future. I may want to research the best OAL of my empty...
  9. 1911 Photo Gallery
    This Volkmann Signature 9mm made its way here from @TXP8RIOT and it is amazing! I have to thank Mark for contacting his client who accepted my offer. The finish on this gun equals anything I have/had. They said it hadn't been fired.... hell, I don't think it had even been handled. The 3 mags...
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Qualifier: More like Gunjonesing than Gunsmithing (but they don't have a forum for that) A few months ago I finished Self Build #8. (I thought) It was an older Colt slide and barrel assembly That was pretty pitted but re-blued. I thought it made a pretty fun build that may have been done by...
  11. General 1911 talk
    I currently have a few builds done by various gunsmiths. Some current, some have passed on. I have a couple more on books and am thinking of finding a smith that may be willing to take on my idea. Many smiths are not keen on the idea of straying from the traditional. I'm am presenting my vision...
  12. General 1911 talk
    I don't usually ask for opinions., Because a lot of them are like azz holes..... they stink! But here comes your chance to give one. I don't like the final results of my last self build so I'm doing a make-over. The frame is a JEM SS Bobtail set up for .45ACP. I'm going to order a Caspian...
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Unfired SS VBob with a CC frame & controls by Tyler Gun Works. I purchased this new and sent the lower unit to Bobby Tyler for his SS Case Coloring. I realize that its not for everyone. (Just like having all my guns black is not for me) My opinion is that the VBob model was one of the best that...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    When I first mentioned that I wanted to try my hand at building a 1911. @ZoidMeister showed me ZOIDS 1911. He was very helpful in getting started. I thought it would be appropriate to build one in that spirit. So..... Here is build #9 I got a unique-ish slide assembly from Steve O. Horse traded...
  15. 1911 Photo Gallery
    9 months & 4 days!! From conception to delivery... The long awaited arrival of my ACW Prime Elite .38 superb happened today. It was totally worth the wait.... After getting it home from the FFL and having a few minutes to kind of take it all in. I'm glad it worked out as it did. This gun...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Beautiful Custom Colt Commander .45 by Steve Owens. This was a very tough decision for me to possibly let this go. My aging & aching hands & wrists just don't enjoy shooting .45 caliber commander size guns. For those who would like a top notch custom build with some "no cookie cutter" features...
  17. 1911 Gunsmithing
    While it has been a terrific learning experience for me over the course of 7 self builds. I think I'll take a break from it for a while. After all.... how many self builds do Mrs. C. & I need. (her words) Anyway........... here's the family portraits (less #2 build. A lefty I gave to my son at...
  18. General 1911 talk
    Fine artistry and 1911s are a perfect match! I just received these today after a good deal of planning and perfect execution by Bob (@Gripwright ) Some here may have noticed that a few of the pic posts I have done included some pachyderm props. Its a long story so I won't bore you with it, but...
  19. General 1911 talk
    For those unfamiliar with the term "Poop Gun" I'll shed some light on the matter. When I received my FS Wilson in CCH & Baron Blueing I almost pooped my pants when it came out of the case. (Those aren't exact words but language modifiers would only change it anyway) To this date I and many...
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