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NM Colt on Essex frame for CMP Service Pistol. I usually shoot USPSA or Steel Challenge and a teammate encouraged me to try out bullseye. He used this to make Distinguished.

STI Marauder with Chambers Custom red dot mount. Without the light attached it's actually IDPA legal in Carry Optics. This gun was pretty rough when I first got it and has come a long way. Wears an RMR Type 2 in 3.25 MOA. I'll carry this gun as well.

Akai Custom Guns 2011 in .40SW for USPSA's Limited division. For Limited division .40SW is the minimum size to make Major Power Factor. It does not get shot much and is on the chopping block because of the gun on the right. Just had a metal grip installed by Akai.

Open Division 2011 in 9mm Major. Bought this from a friend and mentor to try out Open Division and well I like it a lot. Already has several match wins in USPSA and Steel Challenge.


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What is the open gun? I can’t tell who built it, the Alain is breathtaking
The Open Gun is built on a CK frame, KKM barrel, I think a CK Comp, Infinity Ignition parts (2lb trigger pull), and an Infinity grip. and I got it from a friend and mentor that shot it at past Nationals and several state matches. He saw me drive into 2011s and I expressed interest in Open and well this was my gateway gun. I'm committed to Open now (having a 2nd Open gun built by Rafferty Custom) and looking to move the Akai limited gun as it's a shooter not a safe queen.
 

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I guess I am a traditionalist; I like that NM slide on the Essex frame.
It's the only one that requires a bushing wrench to take apart. It groups well at 25yds and will do a great job at 50yds if I do mine. Probably my favorite bullseye gun.
 

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Love open class pistols, and they're all I ever shot from the mid 80s to about 2003. Haven't shot in a long time though, so the oversized gas pedal and mud flap kinda raised an eyebrow. ;)
 

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Love open class pistols, and they're all I ever shot from the mid 80s to about 2003. Haven't shot in a long time though, so the oversized gas pedal and mud flap kinda raised an eyebrow. ;)
Yeah the thumbest on that Open gun is a Tevo Sports one. Christian Sailer won Nats using it and I got to try one out before buying it. Very happy with it despite the goofy look.
 

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Yeah the thumbest on that Open gun is a Tevo Sports one. Christian Sailer won Nats using it and I got to try one out before buying it. Very happy with it despite the goofy look.
I put a small piece of metal on the left side of a single-stack 38 Super (no wide bodies back then) that barely stuck out a half inch and at about a 45 degree angle. Checkered it to give me some gripping surface for my left thumb. Had to modify my Safariland holster for it as well, which is why I kept it small. People stopped laughing at me when they saw my stage scores. Then they started asking me to make one for them.

My pistolsmithing mentor thought it was a stupid idea. Until he shot my pistol.
 
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That is a really cool and well rounded collection. As you know, I am partial to the Akai
 

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It's the only one that requires a bushing wrench to take apart. It groups well at 25yds and will do a great job at 50yds if I do mine. Probably my favorite bullseye gun.
No problem, I have no less than three bushing wrenches.
 

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Yeah the thumbest on that Open gun is a Tevo Sports one. Christian Sailer won Nats using it and I got to try one out before buying it. Very happy with it despite the goofy look.
That thumbrest looks awesome, I wish I could put it on my Czechmate
 
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