WMG Target Version in .45acp...Pics!

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  1. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith Sponsor

    Sep 11, 2011

    Some time ago I was sitting with a friend of mine and we were talking about the idea of occasionally building a complete custom 1911 that was affordable to more people. He said, "You should call it the WMG...you know, "Workin' Mans Gun"." After hashing out different ideas it was decided that nothing regarding quality of workmanship or parts could be compromised. However, the frills could go the wayside to make such a gun happen.

    What has evolved is a custom 1911 that is simple in it's looks but performs just like all the other guns I've built. Same guarantee on accuracy and reliability, same quality parts, same quality construction. It comes in any finish desired as long as it is matte. At the same time it allows the owner to upgrade it over time if so desired or even add a few options at the start per their desires. As most of you who have seen my work in the past know, it is not the norm for me to build something like this, but it is enjoyable from time to time to step out of the box and do something different.

    This particular WMG is the first to be built here at CCP in .45acp. It was built to accommodate someone who enjoys shooting targets both competitively and for recreation, thus the angled front sight. The gentleman getting it appreciates guns in the "old style" as he put it to me during the course of conversation. Thus it has vertical cocking serrations, no A1 cuts, and a lanyard loop. It also sports a Chambers Custom blended dovetail front sight and a KFS target rear sight that has been slightly de-horned.

    The parts list includes the following:

    Caspian slide, frame, firing pin, firing pin stop, extractor
    C&S hammer, sear, disco, strut
    S&A mainspring housing (lanyard loop installed here)
    Colt thumb safety, recoil plug and grip safety
    EGW ejector and solid guide rod
    Greider trigger, slide stop, plunger tube and mag catch
    Kart barrel and bushing
    CCP front sight
    KFS rear sight
    Grip screws are clocked and numbered 1,3 left side top and bottom. 2,4 right side top and bottom.

    Hopefully you will enjoy looking at it as much as I did building it. Thank you for taking your time to look at this pistol. And with that I introduce you to the first WMG..."Workin' Mans Gun".





    The classic lanyard loop.

    20LPI checkered MSH to match the front strap.

    Dovetail front sight before bluing.

    Dovetail front sight after bluing.

    Barrel legs 40 rounds after bluing. Note the nearly 100% lock up and zero barrel bump.

    Once again, thank you for taking the time to look.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
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  2. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

    Aug 31, 2011
    Nice bro! Looks all business.

  3. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Beautiful. I can hardly wait.
  4. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Da Vinci strikes again! :thumb:

    Way to go Joe!


    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2011

    I'm quite anxious to see the first WMG in 9mm....:nod:
  6. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    I'm anxious to see the second WMG in .45acp. :snicker:
  7. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

    Aug 31, 2011
    I'm anxious for you guys to stop being anxious.
  8. Melter942

    Melter942 Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Joe... Being a newbie here, I tend to read lots and stay quiet.
    However, the simple concept of the WMG struck a chord. If I want to go "no frills" with a factory 1911, quality, functionality and accuracy suffer.
    I find the availability of a high quality, plane Jane 1911 quite intriguing!
    Thanks for sharing, and a big "DARN YOU!" for adding another 1911 to my wish list just when I thought I had the addiction under control!!!
  9. CMG

    CMG Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Very nicely done Joe!

    I would have to spring for a beaver-tail to go with the rest of the work, but that's just me.
  10. Steve B

    Steve B Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    Very close to what I need for service pistol matches. How much would that run?
  11. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    Nice work Joe!!!.. now how about a working students gun?
  12. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Looks good, Joe!
  13. GoetzTalon

    GoetzTalon Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    That is sweet!!!! Can a working man do it on 40 hours a week or does he have to work a ton of overtime to get one!!!:grin:
  14. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    let's see..couple of weeks of work, no food, no gas, no bills, no taxes..yeah. it can be done. :grin:
  15. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

    Aug 31, 2011

  16. IraG2362

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    Sep 3, 2011
  17. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    He said working man not FREE!!! Hah!

    I'm very interested in something like this. I've always liked "plain jane" anyway, but it's hard to find.

    Plain, fancy, accurate, pick two.
  18. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    How can a gun be plain and fancy at the same time?
  19. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    a first born.. LOL.. Very nice Joe.. Ron
  20. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011

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