your dream 1911 if it was gonna be mass produced??

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Gun4Hire, May 2, 2016.

  1. Gun4Hire

    Gun4Hire Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    Hey guys, if TALO or company similar decided to do a 1911 gunsmith edition. What would be your choice??? Something along the lines of the Wiley Clapp, but one of our here 1911 smiths were in charge, and they could spec out the gun however they wanted tol, to give the most useful features for the money? I think this woulod be the most interesting series of guns yet. I personally would like to see a Pete Single edition.Pete has the machine skills for sure, and he also know what maks a tasteful 1911 to boot. I have one of his us and the reliability is amazing. LINES ARE ALL STRAIGHT and it is everything I hoped it would be!You cant just purchase one of his custom guns, but this would give a lot of people a chance to experience his work! That's my 2 centson what would make a killer Talo special eition gun that would sell as fast as they could make them!!!
    Anybody else have ideas on wat would make a a killer collectible Gunsmith Gun offered to the public By Talo? or another competitor???
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  2. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    If I spec'd one out, I'm not sure it wouldn't be desirable for anyone but me.
    Last edited: May 2, 2016
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  3. rjklein4470

    rjklein4470 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    It sounds like a great idea, but it's time, skill, quality control, and a bunch of other things that meet's the law of diminishing return head on.
  4. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Rob hit it on the head....TALO could do it but they'd screw it up and it would still need to be seen by a Smith for it to be special. It'd get goofy grips and wonky sights and God knows it would have to be mirror silver or painted purple to distinguish it as a special edition. Even Springfield tries to do something cool and f's it up....Look at the emp4 and the MC textures on the front strap and they top it off with a checkered mainspring housing??? They suck at doing special stuff.
  5. Timothy

    Timothy Active Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    They could do something cool like a fairly plain Jane 1911 but with really tight fit on the slide and frame a flush extractor counter sunk holes and a flush cut slide stop. A truly sulked in trigger with no mom parts anywhere. A hand fitted barrel would be nice. I think it would be cool to see profane sights. Like a Novak adjustable rear that had a detachable top half so you could select night sights or plain dots and that way when the tritium runs out you could replace just the top half. A front sight that had replaceable inserts so you could go from large gold to tritium in the same way. I am just spot balling but that's something a company like Smith and Wesson could actually do in a Talo edition and I have always wondered why there isn't a sight system like that for the 1911.
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  6. PaulM

    PaulM Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2016
    I like your ideas with the sight system!
  7. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Back in 2013 Talo said they were planning on a 9mm Colt Gold Cup. Then they said it was put off till 2014 and ended up not happening. I would be happy if Colt would take the new Series 70 GCNM and make it in 9mm and 10mm in addition to .45.
  8. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2015
    A basic GI pistol with a checkered front strap, gold dot front sight and a bobbed hammer.
  9. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
  10. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    No two people would agree on what should be done. That's why they are customs. There's not one suggestion so far I would run out and buy.
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  11. Scary Poppins

    Scary Poppins Active Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Give me a stainless 5" clapp with counter sunk slide stop and flush/reverse recessed barrel. Tritium Heine's, magwell, & Top and rear serrations.

    Aww damn, I woke up.
  12. joepilot

    joepilot So soon old, so late smart... Supporting Addict

    May 17, 2015
    I'd want the same thing I've been wanting for a long time - a CCO in 38 Super with an ambi safety and decent sights. Carry cuts would be nice, but not absolutely necessary. Also I'd rather have "chain link" or some similar treatment on the front strap rather than checkering, but again, that's just icing on the cake. If I could get a 38 Super CCO with an ambi safety I'd be in heaven!!
  13. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Commander size , gold bead front sight , bob-tail , long trigger , no FCS , front strap checkering , no ambi-safety . In other words , a DW V-Bob Valor with a gold bead front sight .
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  14. Coyote6974

    Coyote6974 Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2015
    Lightweight Series 70 Colt in Commander length, 25 LPI checkered front strap, matching rounded, checkered flat MSH, short aluminum trigger, S&A BTGS, rowell hammer, polished flats, matte rounds, finished in black Ion bond. Flattened slide top finely checkered like a S&W model 27. Presentation grade wood diamond stocks with Colt medallions. Choice of Novak sights, chambered in choice of .45 ACP, .38 Super, or 9MM. All for under $1500.00
  15. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Nice to have dreams. Manufacturers have them, too. They dream of out doing their competitors. Mass production means some buyer(s) is(are) going to want to make changes. That is a good thing. We do not want Chuck, Lou and others to lack nourishment now do we? :)
  16. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    I guess my dream gun is in the works and has been since January 29th.

    The frame work is finished front strap checkering and magwell added.

    Internals and replacement parts are in the process now.
    Most likely take the rest of the year.
    Might be longer but I hope not.

    I think most dream guns are custom and are not meant to be mass produced.
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  17. Gary Wells

    Gary Wells Active Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    If it is/was mass produced (common, ordinary, garden variety) then it is not / would not be my dream gun.
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  18. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I would like a Springer Pro.......but in a 4.25" Commander length
  19. Dr.Lou

    Dr.Lou Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    I'd like to see Ed Brown provide a 10mm option for all his models, especially the Kobra Carry!
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  20. Dr.Lou

    Dr.Lou Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    I'd like a Springfield pro or TRP without MIM parts. For the price, I shouldn't have to ask.

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