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  1. General 1911 talk
    Finally managed to get out to the range for the first time in several weeks. Had about 300 rds of 230 grain 45 acp reloaded with 4.7 grains of titegroup. This was my first time shooting the Ionbonded Colt SCG Carry and it shot well. I am working over getting over tennis elbow so I don't think...
  2. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Back when I was waiting for Ted to build my gun I hunted in vain for some raw slabs of ivory for Ted to make grips out of. No luck. Even tried some mammoth people, but their slabs weren't the width Ted likes. So when I ordered a set of ivories from Paul the end of July, I asked him if he...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Ted apparently worked with Melissa McMinn, gun engraver, on something really special. Can't wait to see the pics Tony is taking.
  4. General 1911 talk
    I am not buying this gun, but I do find it to be interesting. It is a 2006 build by Ted on a caspian slide and frame. The gun is marked Yost Custom but the build sheet says Yost-Bonitz. It's a nice represent of Ted's earlier work without some of the polish an refinement of his current builds...
  5. General 1911 talk
    If you were sending a base gun off to one of the big boys for a complete build, which caliber would be your preference?
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Not many pics for such an expensive 1911 but I’m sure an interested party could request more pics. I have no affiliation with the seller just passing this along to anyone who might be looking for a Yost. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/903456906
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    In the big city this week with my 4-Hers for Texas 4-H Roundup and picked up some acrylic plates for the Mrs for her mesquite wood earing business. They work well for photographing Ted's masterpieces as well. Not bad for hotel room lighting...
  8. General Firearm Discussion
    Received my Hi-power Ted worked his magic on from Mr. Lear off the classified page. Like my 2 1911s it is a thing of beauty. A range trip is definitely in order. I have never felt the need to go for a HP before due to not liking the 9mm in a 1911, even though I was mighty fond of Ted's work...
  9. General 1911 talk
    I was perusing his Facebook page looking over his hi powers and she was apparently looking over my shoulder and asked what I was doing. Commented I was looking at Ted Yost Hi powers to go along with my 2 Yost 1911s(thank God she hasn't asked me what they cost). She asks some questions than...
  10. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Pictures speak for themselves, finished in March of 2021 less than 3 magazines have been run through the gun. $5,350 shipped and insured The build sheet states blue nitre' accents and that's an error --Ted said he'll fix that.
  11. 1911 Photo Gallery
    In all my scouring of this forum for Ted Yost builds I haven't found a thread that consolidates builds. So here you go, post em if ya got em. May 2021 Pinnacle build Talo Colt WW2 45 acp Estate Sporting June 2011 Colt Delta Elite 10mm Heirloom
  12. 1911 Photo Gallery
    I'm not sure if anyone follows him on Facebook but his stuff is the pinnacle of gunsmithing IMHO I didn't even know anyone had square trigger-guarded a Hi-Power before nor had I seen a magwell on a Hi-Power
  13. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Recently received the second of a pair of Pinnacles Ted Yost built for me this last year. Both are 9mm configured identically except for the finishes. The first to arrive was the blue one, the hard chrome recently arrived. Having issues with my "good camera" and strobe so I snapped these with...
  14. Range Trips & Reviews
    Well, my buddy @William Lear got his Yost Hi-Power last weekend and today was it's inaugural range day. I'll have to say I have very little BHP experience but it feels like it was made for your hand. The ergonomics are incredible and with it being Yost-ified, right down to the grips it's just as...
  15. General 1911 talk
    Nice 30 minute conversation with Mr Yost this morning finalizing my 1911 build. Ted was a gentleman as always, which I imagine gets somewhat tiring when you tend to talk to a bunch of guys who all to some degree think they are designing something unique and special while to Ted it is just...
  16. General 1911 talk
    What do you guys think of putting a retro hammer on my upcoming Yost build. Most Yost pics I've seen have a Delta-style hammer with an occasional ring hammer thrown in for good measure. Perhaps something like this Harrison: https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/hd-130-retro-ignition-set Thoughts?
  17. General 1911 talk
    22 years ago when I graduated High School, I received this King Ranch lock blade as a graduation gift. I have absolutely loved it. The feel of the bone handle, the weight of the knife itself, I have always loved to carry lock blades, and I particularly love carrying knives that the blade and...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for a 1982 government with a 70s slide. Doesn’t need to be NIB as it will be sent to Yost. Thank you
  19. General 1911 talk
    As I am waiting for this heirloom gun....I was curious if anyone has run across any articles about Ted or his builds? I have an American handgunner from a number of years ago that had an article about a pistol Ted built for the author but haven't seen much else. Still can't believe the Custom...
  20. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Kicking off the requested “Guns of Gunsite” Old school thread which I hope Addicts find interesting from a historical standpoint, as well as post some pics of their guns including all the 1911 GSP and 1911 variations that were built within the Gunsite Gunsmithery (Orange, Grey, and current) as...
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