Best gunsmith for the money

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Jdb5324, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    I am looking at buying a new 1911 and sending it out for work. Was wondering who is reccomend that isnt an arm and a leg.. looking get new sights stippling and maybe work done on top of slide. Also reliability and functionality work
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  2. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I don't know if Steve Owens (local to the forum here) does stippling or not, but he does real good work given the examples he's done for members here.

    He might be along shortly... :)
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  3. FredZ

    FredZ Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 7, 2017
    Steve has completed two projects for me. Both have been done with the utmost professionalism and amazing skill along with his own honesty and Integrity. Integrity Arms is in my opinion an excellent choice for the work that you have outlined. Have a look at his photo thread. If you have additional questions please feel free to pm me.

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  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
  5. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Those I have personal experience with:

    Jim Milks- Innovative Custom Guns
    Don Williams- Action Works
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  6. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I could take care of everything but the stippling. Checkering yes, feel free to send a pm if you like.
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  7. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    I know Don Williams does stippling.
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  8. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    So does @Joe C but he is usually pretty backed up and I can’t speak for whether he is taking on small jobs
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  9. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    I would just have Nighthawk do the stippling. They will turn it around faster then anyone else and they offer it.
  10. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    True but sometimes helping small business is worth the wait
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  11. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011
    How do you know they would turn it around faster than anyone else?
  12. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2014
    Joe's only working a 120hr week, he's got this. ;)

    In all seriousness (as I know you're fully aware) Joe and his crew do a stipple as good as it gets.
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  13. mesabi

    mesabi Member

    Dec 30, 2017
    Especially for the stippling, I'd recommend Kent Singletary (KS Custom). Good price and turnaround for quality work. He's done two 1911s and a K Frame for me and his stippling is as good as any I've seen.
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  14. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

    Dec 23, 2018
    Also looking at getting work done on top rib

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