GUN 1911 perfection, examples of my smith's work (pic heavy)

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  1. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    JPL Single Stack 9mm

    Wow! All the nice little details, but what you can't see is how smooth the slide moves with no wobble - like it's riding on greased glass! Trigger is super crisp.

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    Caspian Frame w/ custom serial number, STI slide; JPL Signature Panel Cut
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    Amazing flat top
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    Very cool bordering
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    Great 25LPI checkering, with a very nice smooth flow of the frame into the S&A magwell (never seen one that looked that good!)
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    Pinned/smoothed grip safety
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    John is not only a fine and respected gun smith that understands not only how to build a gun from the frame up, but knows exactly what us competitor shooters want because he's a fairly accomplished shooter himself.

    Mitch is also a shooting buddy of mine that did the photo shoot and posted it on our clubs forum. John is super backed up on his orders and it's likely I won't see my 1911 back in quite some time. But it's about quality, so I'm begging him to take his time. I'll be shooting my XD Tacical .45 for now in CDP.

    This 1911 is sporting the same trigger mine will have, Infinity trigger with an STI hammer. Super sweet combo.
     
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    that is fucking hot
     
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    Very nice. Someday I'll buy a 1911, I just don't have the cash for one now.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    That's one of the nicest customs I've seen. Very nice. :coold:
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Definetly I do it single stage and it still makes it worth it.
     
  6. AB13

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    Or get a custom 9mm 1911! :naughty:

    And get this. This custom is for one of our more accomplished female shooters Sue. She's got her name in the serial number, that's pimp!
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Im retarded I looked at the pics didn't read the post.
     
  8. AB13

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    But there's something to be said about not only having a "local" accomplished smith to work on your gun. Not only can I by-pass the hassle of "shipping" the gun, I can just walk right into his studio which is conveniently only 15 minutes from my work and BS with him. But he also attends and shoots all of my matches with me so he can be on site if I have any issues. That's something you can't put a price on! :cool:

    I trust someone that not only knows what he's doing, but knows EXACTLY the conditions "I" shoot in, how I shoot and where I shoot because he's right next to me every weekend shooting with the rest of us. Most all accomplished shooters around here know, trusts and works with John for that reason as well as providing top notch work.

    Working with competitive shooters is probably the roughest crowd to please and "keep" happy. These guys will take your work and push it to it's limits and not just baby it in a safe somewhere. So for him to have a solid rep for all these years is saying something. Because you can't hide behind Email, or distance, he has to see their face every single weekend. His rep is "literally" "on the line" every single weekend.
     
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    Bruce is a wonderful little resource to have locally. I have shot and tried his work and he is also top notch. We have many accomplished Sig shooters in our area that sports his work.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    How would I go about finding a reputable 1911 smith in my area? Is there a list of them anywhere?

    Central Ohio.
     
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    I think I just came a little bit :drool:
     

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