New Novak Custom 1911's?

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  1. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

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    Jun 15, 2017
    I was wondering if anyone has or has fondled one of the new Custom Novak 1911's. They look good, and I like a lot of the classic Novak options, but wondered if anyone here has any first hand experience with them they could share? Thanks
     
  2. JRK1990

    JRK1990 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 2, 2019
    Interested as well, They look good in the pictures besides the Novak logo at the front of the gun not a fan of that personally but outside that they look sharp!
     
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  3. RMF308

    RMF308 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 15, 2019
    I think they look very tempting and I’ve always been curious in their ‘The Answer’ mainspring housing. I also don’t mind the Novak stamp on the front slide, it’s retro and reminds me of the Raven on my GSP. 20+ years ago I sent in a Smith 3rd gen 4516 to Novak’s for a full house custom package and they forgot to put the ‘Novak sight ‘ stamp on the slide, I was a little disappointed at first, but their turn around for my Smith was 12 days so I really couldn’t complain very much. I’m sure their wait times for work is a bit longer now :)

    BTW- Every time I pull out my Novak High Power from the safe....I see their logo on the slide and just smile. Novak’s is old school cool with its Wayne Novak’s custom work pedigree and lineage going back to Armond Swenson.
     
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  4. Austin Millbarge

    Austin Millbarge Well-Known Member

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    Resurrecting this thread.

    Anybody seen or tried one?
     
  5. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    I sold a Novak last year with the answer package. It was a fantastic gun but an older one.
     
  6. Austin Millbarge

    Austin Millbarge Well-Known Member

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    I have one from the 90’s.

    Curious how the new ones are in comparison.
     
  7. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    yep......the one that got away
     
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  8. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    PWS is keeping it safe and warm. Lol
     
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  9. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

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    I am interested too; Many of the models seem to be sold out. I personally really love the novak logo on the slide.
     
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  10. John Ryder

    John Ryder Well-Known Member

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    I had a Novak FBI Spec build that I added "The Answer" to and sold it here years back. I had seen it pass hands multiple times and always wanted it back.

    I might order a new Novak. Their prices are actually a little lower on what they have. So that jumped out to me. I am not sure why they are using melonite over bluing.
     
  11. Austin Millbarge

    Austin Millbarge Well-Known Member

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    Feb 24, 2018
    Bringing this back from the dead.

    Anybody had one?
     
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  12. jmm

    jmm Member

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    Jul 19, 2018
    I have one! A 2017 build with "The Answer" backstrap. Love it. LW with all of the custom features they offer. Ridiculously accurate. Carry it daily in a Garrett AIWB rig.
     
  13. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

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    :pics:

    I am still interested as well. Thanks for bringing this thread back @Austin Millbarge
     
  14. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2014
    I talked to them a few years ago. At the time, they were busy making their sights and doing the grunt-work for Gunsite.

    I showed them my Gunsite BHP (in .40cal), and they showed me an experimental BHP in 45GAP.
     
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  15. jmm

    jmm Member

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  16. Austin Millbarge

    Austin Millbarge Well-Known Member

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  17. jmm

    jmm Member

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    Novak LW Commander w/ Kart Barrel, Novak fiber optic front and rear, NM Bushing, Reliability Package, Ambi Safety, Aluminum match trigger, checker front strap, bevel magazine well, fair in frame lines, carry bevel treatment, refinish black nitride, Wolff spring set, and of course, checkered "The Answer" backstrap.
     
  18. Austin Millbarge

    Austin Millbarge Well-Known Member

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    Recent build? Quality work? Any problems?
     
  19. jmm

    jmm Member

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    2017. Very good quality. I have had no issues with it. It goes bang all the time. Rarely clean it. Just keep it wet and it eats everything. Maybe shot 2000 rounds thru it. Carry loads are 160 Barnes and 230 HST. Never missed a beat with either one. Have 5 Novak 8 rounders that I cycle thru.
     
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  20. bladeandbarrel

    bladeandbarrel ISO The Very Best 1911's Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2019
    A friend got one of their recent builds and loves it. Very nice guns for the $$!
     
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