Bruce Piatt Class builds....

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by idHawk, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. idHawk

    idHawk Member

    Oct 29, 2018
    I’ve taken two classes from Bruce Piatt over the last 18 months. These are the two pistols I built in said classes. Everything is hand fitted. No machines used during fitting. In both cases I used bald slides and did the slide serrations after the fact. I still have some final blending to do on each, but they are getting there. The more traditional looking one is chambered in .38 Super Comp. The full dust cover version is chambered in .40 SW. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    I tend to be a traditionalist, but I can sincerely appreciate the knowledge, skill, and effort applied. You have a great deal too be proud of! Thanks for sharing your skills!!
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  3. idHawk

    idHawk Member

    Oct 29, 2018
    I wouldn't call them skills at this point. I can follow directions very well and I had great instruction. My taste in 1911s leans a bit more towards the traditional side of things as well. The second pistol I built was a bit of an experiment, if you will, although I'm happy with the way it is turning out. Still have a ways to go before I have a finished product.
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  4. Ethank

    Ethank Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    I like that style of rear serrations on the first pistol. And I hope to move up to that area when I retire. Welcome.
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  5. Usp45ct

    Usp45ct Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012

    Looks like skills from where I am sitting. Awesome job. I do like how they both turned out.
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  6. idHawk

    idHawk Member

    Oct 29, 2018
  7. Flight Medic

    Flight Medic Active Member

    Aug 5, 2018

    You should find some non-traditional grips to match those slide serrations. Perhaps something in aluminum.

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  8. idHawk

    idHawk Member

    Oct 29, 2018
    Some of those look like they would match very well.
  9. slovan

    slovan Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2018
    Very nice. You should be extremely proud of your work!
  10. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    WOW. I didn’t know Bruce was teaching smithin’ classes. Was this in NJ?
  11. idHawk

    idHawk Member

    Oct 29, 2018
    He teaches them all over the country. He's coming out to Idaho again in February 2019.
  12. TheSandMan491

    TheSandMan491 New Member

    Aug 23, 2012
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