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1911 Pistol Smith
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This is an EMP4 in 9mm I purchased this gun the very first month it hit the market and a year later they introduced the contour carry, which significantly reduced the value of the reg 4" So, I decided to bobtail the gun myself. The majority of the work to this was mostly cosmetic with the exception of a trigger job and some tuning of extractor and ejector. The gun was then refinished with duracoat, this has been well over a year and buyer is still happy with the finish.. Night sights replaced the horrible sights these guns come with as well. And I customized the original grips..
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This was our very own Babboon bobo's project, he done the asthetic work as far as the machining, and I fit beavertail, magwell, did action job, and some other cosmetics as well as the black/blue bluing. Hand checkering and magwell was an s&A profiled ro look like an Ed Brown one piece.
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I plan on keeping a good update of before and aft pics beginning the first of the year...Next is a Valor.
FS .45 vertical impact surface needed love on this gun, WC flat trigger was a PITA to install lol. But that along with a tr trigger job, this gun turned into a nice shooter, .0005 clearance on bushing .. Live round cut added, disco cut.. Nighthawk trigger well treatment.
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Great stuff Steve!
You now need an actual website.
Facebook works for some but implies a lack of professionalism.
I've been using www.web.com for years with good results.
Cheap and complete with 'tools' to build your own site.
 

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1911 Pistol Smith
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Another Valor but a commander 9mm one of my best to date I believe stupid accurate gun, this gun got the works internally and externally. I know many of you have seen these pics, but I wanted to start the album.. With some current pics there are more but, pics were all done on the phone and are not really usable.
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1911 Pistol Smith
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Great stuff Steve!
You now need an actual website.
Facebook works for some but implies a lack of professionalism.
I've been using www.web.com for years with good results.
Cheap and complete with 'tools' to build your own site.
Thanks Chuck, Yeah I got a lot more work ahead of me on the business aspect for sure. I will probably have a FB too, and some expenses will have to wait, as I still need a few tools and other items.. I still haven't got my business cards done yet, and I gotta get my FFL stamp as well.
 

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Shocker2000 recommended that, I was very happy how they turned out for sure..
Remember this early mockup Steve? One of many. I won't post my wild color mockups. ;) You did a fantastic job with execution.


On second thought, it might be fun for people to see our behind the scenes brainstorming on this pistol. I was just helping Steve visualize a finished product. These aren't professional mockups.







 

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1911 Pistol Smith
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I think that card looks cool.
It's a photo of the FS Valor I did for WWB.. Ended up being about perfect for the space I thought.. I still need to work on a Letter head, but I think I may just use the bottom part of the card. And have a stamp made..
 
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