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  1. 1911 Gear
    I've had this .38 Super that I wanted to enhance slightly. Went ahead and did a good cleaning while I was at it. Sorta feel guilty taking out this mainspring housing. Nice heft to it. Solid steel part. Well fitted and nicely checkered. The Stan Chen SI went in with a pleasant snugness...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I have a build set to come up in the next couple of months and have been trying to decide the route I want to take on the magwell. I have never been a fan of the Chen Gen 2 magwells until recently. I love magwells, but can't seem to conceal them well with my usual clothing with the exception of...
  3. General 1911 talk
    I’ve only recently learned that Mr. Chen does full house 1911s in addition to his fabulous mag wells. Searching for pictures here yields only parts, no completed pistols. Are there no Addicts with examples of his work? His site has some great images, and I’d like to see more.
  4. General 1911 talk
    There was a thread a while back about us addicts never seeing a Chen for sale or anyone posting one on the forum. I follow him on IG and made a comment on a post asking if they really build guns (trying to be funny) and stated I had never seen one for sale after being on every 1911 forum for a...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Anybody try the new Chen rear sight? If so, how do you like it? -Jason https://store.chencustom.com/product_p/rs-u.htm
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Well, after watching dozens of YouTube videos and ordering a Stan Chen thumb safety I finally decided it was time to bubba-smith. What was the worse thing that could happen :unsure: Prior to today, I had never even taken a thumb safety (TS) off but the factory Dan Wesson TS popped right out...
  7. General 1911 talk
    Like many of you I've dreamed of a Stan Chen 1911's for years and thought maybe there may be some owners of Mr. Chen's work here on addicts. Would love to see pics, feedback and thoughts? if you're not comfortable posting in the thread private PM would be great also I will respect your...
  8. General 1911 talk
    A few years ago, my friend Stan Chen offered to use one of my personal guns as the prototype for his machining services. These were designed not as full-custom builds, but as modifications that he could turnaround relatively quickly at a reasonable cost. We started with a Colt XSE 5" .45...
  9. General 1911 talk
    I think I want one of these. Stan Chen Customs A sweet shot of the upcoming, limited edition, kicka** "Custom Carry" from the Colt Custom Shop! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Featuring the Chen Gen2 Magwell, Beavertail Grip Safety, Thumb Safety, Full Custom Rear Sight, and Angled Mag Catch. Combined...
  10. General 1911 talk
    As the title declares, I wanted to start a thread where we could compare our ultimate 1911 wish lists. I'm going to keep my list to 5, but I think for this thread the limit should be around 10. You can exceed that number if you like, but keep it to the 1911's that you truly must have (even if...
  11. General 1911 talk
    I went for a hike today, and carried my Dan Wesson Valor with a Stainless Stan Chen Gen 2 magwell in a Hill People Gear kit bag. I've noticed that carrying a pistol in a HPG kit bag tends to expose your pistol to a lot of moisture because of the way it holds the gun right against your...
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    https://store.chencustom.com/product_p/gs.htm
  13. General 1911 talk
    . . . . . I had to start a dedicated thread. The Postal Delivery woman is starting to look more and more like Santa to me . . . . . . Here is what she left. Lot's of gats are getting an UPGRADE this week . . . . . Z
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Has anyone installed one of the new Stan Chen Shooter Installed magwells on a Wilson Combat CQB?? Any impressions or issues?? Thanks
  15. General 1911 talk
    Someone I know reached out to Stan about a 1911, he's not taking any new deposits and states a 5-7 year backlog. Now, that's a good business model.
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Stainless steel, 30 LPI, as new. No internals, $50 shipped PP FF Conus This is a very nice piece.
  17. Range Reports & Reviews
    A couple weeks ago, I had acquired a used Dan Wesson Valor in "bare" stainless. The gun was in good mechanical condition, but there was a nasty idiot mark left by the previous owner. About a week after acquiring the Valor, I contacted @Steve Owens at Integrity Arms about installing a Stan Chen...
  18. General 1911 talk
    I’ve been toying with the idea of ordering a full on Stan Chen Custom. I would love to know if anyone has one and if so was it worth it ? My understanding is that his guns are in the $10k range with a several year wait list after you make a substantial down payment. I have never seen even one...
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