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Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Fort Tom, Oct 14, 2018.
Can anyone help me find a qualified 'smith in Northern KY?
I live near Cincinnati, unfortunately there aren’t many competent Smiths in this area. What are you looking to have done?
Just need to have some sights installed on my Springfield RO. One of the LGS's install them for free if you order them their, but the guy is absolutely no gunsmith, and has a rep for butchering them up.
You could try Legacy Gunsmithing in Finneytown. I haven't used them, but a few clay shooters I know were happy with their shotgun work. It wasn't anything super involved, but might be worth a shot if you just need sights installed.
I would stay away from the Smith in Newport KY, have heard nightmare stories about that place
Yes, I've heard that more times than I can count. Not sure how the guy's still in business. His reputation is legendary.
I'd just mail the slide (only) to Novak. Great communication, and pretty quick turn around (approx 7-10 days). Best of luck!
ya, totally agree with 41 Charlie. novak is great. I still think you should find a good smith for future work though, never a bad idea. GOOD LUCK!
Take a road trip to Bardstown and Ky Gun Company. They do work on 1911's
Gemini Customs in Frankfort
Thanks, folks, I think I'm just going to do that! Simple fix.
Dave with Defensive Creations is in Ohio. I'd recommend him. A no nonsense humble guy that could easily take care of the task you desire.
I don't know where you're at in Kentucky, but Bob Fried in Corydon, IN is capable of replacing sights on a Springer.
Also near the area, so I'm interested too. I have usually found that sending stuff off is the best policy, since you have your pick of the whole country, not just some guy who hung out a shingle in the area who might be able to do the trigger on a 1911, but will ruin your treasured S&W revolver in nothing flat. If your local smith happens to be the guy everyone else sends work to, so much the better.
I can recommend AWT. Don builds a very good 1911. https://www.awtllc.net
I know a private FFL in Greenup, KY that does good work (he taught me how to reload!), but that may be a bit too far east of "north" for ya'.