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picked up my tweaked Valor this last friday, (though won't get to shoot it until later in the week), and thought I'd post a few pics, (got a new camera too, so what the heck...).

Just to reiterate, my experience with Jeremy was first rate. Lots of communication up front around what i wanted, some good input from him on practicality....Workmanship is excellent !
French borders, top and rear of slide serrations are clean and precise, the polished crown is perfect and he did a very elegant job of rounding and blending the thumb and grip safeties. The TS in particular is vastly improved over the blocky, angular stock Valor part.
I'm especially glad that I let him try the "extreme round butt" rather than a bobtail... (cue jokes about how good the round butt feels..)

anyway... pics...

















 

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Jeremy has spent time well with some top 1911 smiths. I have watched him directly and he knows what he do. Additionally, he holds his own in competition where he shoots his first year class pistol "Excalibur" so he understands how to make a good duty pistol. Congrats on a improved 1911.
 

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:pop2:Keep the photos coming lol. That pistol looks great. Now keep it a secret until I can afford to send him one myself and get it back with a decent turnaround.
 

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:pop2:Keep the photos coming lol. That pistol looks great. Now keep it a secret until I can afford to send him one myself and get it back with a decent turnaround.
Mech he's a tad over a year on full build and taking small jobs with quotes dependent on size of job.
 

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picked up my tweaked Valor this last friday, (though won't get to shoot it until later in the week), and thought I'd post a few pics, (got a new camera too, so what the heck...).

Just to reiterate, my experience with Jeremy was first rate. Lots of communication up front around what i wanted, some good input from him on practicality....Workmanship is excellent !
French borders, top and rear of slide serrations are clean and precise, the polished crown is perfect and he did a very elegant job of rounding and blending the thumb and grip safeties. The TS in particular is vastly improved over the blocky, angular stock Valor part.
I'm especially glad that I let him try the "extreme round butt" rather than a bobtail... (cue jokes about how good the round butt feels..)

anyway... pics...

















Looks great. :thumb: Bead blasted stainless?
 

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Very nice. Is that a Harrison slide stop?
Looks like the Greider Tactical that Harrison, Chambers and a few other guys are using...cool shape to it! As far as the gun goes, it's nice and I like Jeremy's work but not so sure I care for the shape of the MSH...but then it might feel good in the hand and that is what really matters right?
 

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Looks pretty good! That is an interesting round butt treatment. How does it feel in the hand?

Andy
 

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She is a beaut. I agree that round butt is very well done. What is that you are referring to as a french borders?
 

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It is the Greider slide stop, I bought mine through Harrison as he seems to be the only person that ever has them in stock.
The gun came to me nicely finished in black gunkote, (bought it from member Moccw over on Snipers Hide). Jeremy finished it with a fine media blast, it has a nice even sheen. It will go off for melonite at some point in the near future, I'm just not a big fan of silver guns.

I have the delicate, yet fleshy, hands of someone who applies lotion to cotton wool balls, and the bottom edge of the grip on most 1911's tends to dig uncomfortably at the base of my palm. The stock Valor has sharper checkering than most, so I was torn between doing a bobtail, which I have on other guns, or a round butt, which, despite many offers, I haven't experienced.
Jeremy solution works very well for me as the grip still fills my hand and is evenly supported down the backstrap, unlike a bobtail, but the rounded butt and higher checkering avoid the area that caused discomfort.

I have a buch of ammo ready to go this next week so I'll let you know how it feels after a good session
 

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Beautiful!!! I am jealous :biggrin1:
 
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