Discussion in '1911 Carry' started by gps man, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    As some of you know, I am a big fan of Mike Padgett’s work. @MDP

    Mike built me a wonderful .38 Super Commander this spring, and even before he delivered it, I ordered a lightweight 9mm Commander from him.

    I mean, I REALLY needed a LW 9mm Commander as I did not have one at the time.

    Mike came through once more. He really builds a quality 1911 that just works, and at the same time is beautiful.

    My tastes in 1911’s run to the less rather than the more, so this one has a gold bead front sight, U notch rear, and a Harrison Extreme Service smooth faced trigger.

    JEM LW frame, Remsport slide.

    Mike sent this one to Nighthawk for them to have finished with a batch of their guns, and I think it came out very nice.

    The DLC on the slide is on the grayer side of black, and it forms a very subtle two tone with the black anodized frame.

    It functions flawlessly regardless of what ammo I feed it.

    I ran it last Saturday in an outlaw IDPA match and it worked very well. Shot way better than the operator....

    Thanks for looking.

    PS. Those are roses, not petunias, in the background.

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  2. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Very handsome 1911. Funny I have never heard you mention Mike Padgetts work. Must have been asleep all those times..His work is genuinely beautiful..
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  3. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Thank you. I completely agree, his work is beautiful.
  4. livinthelife

    livinthelife Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    @MDP is a cool guy to hang out and shoot with too :thumbs:

    Edit: Almost forgot I like the gun @gps man . I need to try a 9mm 1911:)
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  5. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2017
    That is just a good looking commander. Very nice
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  6. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Tom, that is really, really nice.
    Mike always takes the time needed to make the gun as he wants it. All hand work and as much as it takes. No shortcuts and it shows when you handle it. Or would fondle be a more appropriate word to use.
  7. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    In my case, fondle is more appropriate!
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  8. notshawn54

    notshawn54 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    Very nice. I really like the “2 tone” look.
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  9. Lineman1982

    Lineman1982 Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    That is very nice sir.
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  10. Adam13

    Adam13 Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2020
    Ummm..... !!! This is perfection!

    I think I’m a fan of Mike Padgett now.

    I have the almost exact taste... simple, practical, yet a slight sleekness. Beauty in the simplicity.

    Tell me more of the details.

    How can I have one built?
    How long was the waiting period?
    What’s the mean cost?

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  11. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Great looking piece.
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  12. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I like it. A lot. Mike seems like a good guy that build very nice guns. Congratulations sir.
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  13. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
    The finish really set's it off, I like it.
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  14. MDP

    MDP MP Custom

    Jul 22, 2016
    Thank you for the kind words guys. Nothing pleases me more than knowing you’re truly happy with the guns that you receive from me. I feel like a little bit of my soul is in every build that goes out the door.

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