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Jeremy Reid was kind enough to do a couple of tweaks to my Valor...

These are his pics, I don't have it in hand yet, but I am looking forward to getting it back and shooting the snot out of it.....Filthy pics of dirty hardcore use will be along shortly...

Working with Jeremy was very pleasant, very painless and very quick :) I sent it off 5 weeks ago and wasn't really expecting anything until after Christmas...














 

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The Valor was one of two I picked up a couple of months ago, with an eye to using as a base to tweak with a few personal, mostly cosmetic, custom touches.
The first Valor I got had been very attractively refinished in Ionbond with polished flats so it was too nice to use as a base. I found the second one at a great price from a fella on The Hide, he'd added the extended mag release and gunKoted it black.
I couldn't make up my mind between having it bobtailed or "round butted". Jeremy suggested an "extreme round butt" and that's just something you don't say "no" to.....
I really like the result.
Work performed:
Flat top and serrate, single arrow
Flush cut, deep crown and polish barrel
Recess and flush cut supplied Harrison Slide Stop
Rework ejection flare and add live round relief
Serrate rear of slide
Reblend grip safety and thumb safety
"Extreme" Round Butt
French Border
Fit and regulate front sight blank
Glass bead finish

it will be shot, then possibly sent off for meloniting...
 

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I'd love to get a full build, I sent mine off to him after seeing his bloody lovely bobtailed commander over on TOS.

Whatcha having done ?
 

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I'd love to get a full build, I sent mine off to him after seeing his bloody lovely bobtailed commander over on TOS.

Whatcha having done ?
We haven't finalized anything yet, but he'll be building off a Wilson frame/slide kit.

Rough idea:
Cerakote Entire Gun Graphite black
Supply and Fit Kart Barrel, proper link, polish/crown
Supply and Fit Kart National Match bushing
Supply and Fit Ed Brown Hardcore SS, reprofile/serrate
• Flush cut with frame
Supply Fit and Regulate Front sight
• Tritium insert front
Supply, Fit, reprofile and refinish rear sight
Supply, Fit, Roundbutt Chen MSH, bevel magwell
Trigger Job using Wilson Components
Supply, Fit, and Blend EGW Wide Thumb Safety
Supply and Fit Wilson Grip safety
Supply and fit Harrison Design Trigger
Supply and fit Wilson (2) extractors
Supply and fit oversized EGW FPS
Lower and Flare ejection port, add live rd relief
Dehorn, High cut, line straightening
Supply and install Plunger Tube, with plunger assembly
Blend rear of frame and slide
Supply and Fit Nowlin Extended Magazine catch
Supply and Install Grip screw Bushings
Golfball Front strap and MSH
Possibility beveling lower slide edge
 

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Very cool. I've been hearing good things about his work.

I like the blending of the thumb safety and grip safety. The round butt work is pretty interesting, too. One doesn't see too many on the 5" guns.

I like it. Looking forward to hearing more when you get it in hand! :thumb:

Andy
 

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We haven't finalized anything yet, but he'll be building off a Wilson frame/slide kit.

Rough idea:
Cerakote Entire Gun Graphite black
Supply and Fit Kart Barrel, proper link, polish/crown
Supply and Fit Kart National Match bushing
Supply and Fit Ed Brown Hardcore SS, reprofile/serrate
• Flush cut with frame
Supply Fit and Regulate Front sight
• Tritium insert front
Supply, Fit, reprofile and refinish rear sight
Supply, Fit, Roundbutt Chen MSH, bevel magwell
Trigger Job using Wilson Components
Supply, Fit, and Blend EGW Wide Thumb Safety
Supply and Fit Wilson Grip safety
Supply and fit Harrison Design Trigger
Supply and fit Wilson (2) extractors
Supply and fit oversized EGW FPS
Lower and Flare ejection port, add live rd relief
Dehorn, High cut, line straightening
Supply and install Plunger Tube, with plunger assembly
Blend rear of frame and slide
Supply and Fit Nowlin Extended Magazine catch
Supply and Install Grip screw Bushings
Golfball Front strap and MSH
Possibility beveling lower slide edge
very cool, sounds like a very well thought through build.

Do all the Wilson slides have FCS ?
 
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