New guy here - Recommended gunsmiths in IL?

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by jtelli71, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. jtelli71

    jtelli71 New Member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Hi All. AWESOME forum! I'm about to obtain a couple of 1911's I need some basic work done to:
    grip safety,
    ambi safety
    polish feed ramp
    basic reliability package

    I live in IL (sort of Western suburbs), looking to see if any other Illinoisians have a preferred GS in IL? I was hoping to walk in my guns and discuss all what's needed. If you are from IL, I frequent the following LGS - Gat Guns, Midwest, Gunworld, and a couple of others.
    I also see a few forum members who are GS's so I may reach out to them also.

  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Alchemy. they are a forum sponsor.

  3. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    welcome from SC. There is a forum sponsor in Geneseo that may be able to help you if you must stay in IL. AlchemyCustomWeaponry
  4. John

    John Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 7, 2011
    I'll echo what Don and Jason said. Alchemy. Top notch gunsmiths by all accounts.
  5. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Greetings and .......:welcometo:

    +3 for ALCHEMY.As well as being a forum sponsor,at least one of the staff members there has worked for Les Baer.

    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  6. GM*

    GM* ~

    Oct 15, 2011
    Welcome :wave:
  7. t0kie

    t0kie Lock 'n Load

    Nov 12, 2011
  8. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope

    Sep 8, 2011
    What the others said Alchemy. Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
  9. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Welcome from Moline Illinois!
  10. Kazan

    Kazan FUBAR

    Sep 2, 2011
    Welcome, you must be in my neck of the woods, I'm in St Charles.
  11. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Your roughly 2.5 hours from Alchemy BTW I also recommend them as well.
  12. Jim@ACW

    [email protected] Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    We would be happy to help you out with your custom 1911 projects here at Alchemy give us a call at 309-944-1911. Check us out at
  13. Bimmer

    Bimmer New Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Welcome from crook county...
  14. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    Crook County. LOL! We always like to have people come by the shop. Just had a guy from our shooting team here over the weekend. He took some really cool pics, and he'll be shooting one of our guns at Single Stack Nationals in May.
  15. jtelli71

    jtelli71 New Member

    Jan 18, 2012
    Thanks everyone. I've been PM'ing w/Alchemy regarding my build. Can't wait.....!!!
  16. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    Welcome from Southern Illinois, little village of Freeburg. I plan on a call and hope a trip to Alchemy after my next purchase....they are highly spoken of round here.
  17. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Welcome from another in Illinois.
  18. shoota40

    shoota40 New Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Welcome from Rockford.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

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