10-8 Operator headed to BEC

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by dgi, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    After much debate, ive decided to modify my Springfield 10-8 Operator.

    Ive been chatting with Lou and we came up with a plan to make the 10-8 a bit more useful as a training tool.

    10-8 Barrel & Bushing (reverse crowned)
    10-8 Flat Trigger
    Dawson F.O. Front Sight
    Tool Steel Ignition Upgrade
    Stan Chen Magwell / Refinish Frame

    The wait begins!

    (some before shots and the 10-8 sitting next to my Chen Range Officer that inspired my desire to chop the frame)

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  2. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    This is going to be epic. Tagged for updates.

  3. GMPHK

    GMPHK Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2020
    Want to sell those grip panels? Had to ask...
  4. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    The 1911 Gods must love me because I guess I got that Operator in Lou’s hands at the perfect friggin time!!!

    He told me he was going to squeeze it in between jobs as this “wasnt really that big of a job”.... I cant believe its already home!

    Im in awe. Feels great in hand and even the action is slicker. Apparently the rear sight was shifted somehow but he corrected that before shipping it back. I guess I never noticed but its been a while since this one has been to the range.

    Planning a range trip for today or tomorrow.

    Cant say enough good things about Lou @ BEC. Excellent communication and top notch quality. Really looking forward to working with him again in the future.

    These photos are all from the man himself.

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  5. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Congratulations! Love the build, really like the Chen magwell. BEC slippin you in is outta the park. Where Lou always hits it
  6. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Dude that is awesome! Congrats!
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  7. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2014
    That's a keeper, big congrats! :usa:
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  8. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Stellar work, as always from Lou,......love those grips as well!
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  9. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    That's pretty freakin cool. Congratulations sir.
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  10. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    The gun looks great. But I have to ask, how friggin' big are your hands???? It looks like your holding one of those little Browning .22s!

  11. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
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  12. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I bet you can palm a basketball with ease. Those mits make that look like a toy. :D
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  13. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016

    I kept thinking the same thing looking at the photos
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  14. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011

    They come in handy for taming recoil!

    XL Gloves. I can palm a Basketball pretty easily.

    Thought about buying a LTT Springfield XD-E for slim DA/SA carry but after fondling one, I decided the G19/PX4cc is the smallest I can shoot well due to my gorilla paws LOL
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  15. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Three of a kind.

    Range time today!

  16. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    I dig those 9mms
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  17. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    me too but not having a “personalized” 45 really kept hovering over me lol
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  18. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    What base was used on the 9mms?
  19. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Pistol on left was a Range Officer
    Pistol on right was a Mil Spec
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  20. Billy D.

    Billy D. New Member

    Aug 10, 2020
    Beautiful crown on that barrel!
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