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I bought this Wilson Combat Compact New from a great forum member and asked Steve O @Integrity Arms to make it mine. And boy did he ever deliver. What a great experience. How often do you do a project and find that you have made a good friend. During the process it became apparent that Steve wanted to achieve perfection in every step of the project. The result was my new carry gun that is exactly as I envisioned it.
Some of the modifications:
WC magwell
French borders
Ball cuts
Bevel bottom of slide
Gold bead sight
Complete reliability check and tune
Strip and refinish in DLC

Additionally I asked Bob @Gripwright if he would help with an idea for the perfect pair of Custom wood grips. He suggested a wood that I had never heard of and with a nudge from @cherokee2u I agreed. Bob built these perfect Chittam Burl grips. I could not be happier.

I realize now that like all successful projects this one was both a collaboration and testament to our 1911 forum. In addition to the forum members mentioned important help and insight was provided to me by @Dwe and others. Much thanks to all.

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That wood is stunning, I like ball cuts as long as they line up properly, yours was done right. Nice beveling too. That would make great carry piece, but I couldn't do it...I would want to pull it out and stare at it al day and show everyone even if they were strangers.
 

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Wow brother!
That really turned out well.

Congrats on a fine carry gun.

@Integrity Arms...
Well done. SteveO. Well done!
 

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That's an incredible transformation, I'm blown away :):):)
 

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Sweet looking build, and those wood grips really set it off. Steve sure does a great job, enjoy that one.
 
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