GUN Dan's back ***pics***

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  1. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    So I'm just about to get my teeth cleaned this afternoon, when my phone rings, luckily I checked it before hitting the ignore button as I usually do, good thing because it was a call I've been waiting for for 2 months.

    "Hey Ari, your guns done..."

    Making haste as I leave my dentists office, I lay rubber to road, and before I could get all the excess fluoride grit from my teeth I'm at JPL's.

    Me and John chew the fat for a sec, look over the pistol as he breaks down his work. I cut him a check, and I'm gone to beat traffic.

    Twas like highschool all over again. During the ride home I couldn't keep my hands off of her, every other light I had my finger in her. :mamoru:

    time for a marathon "get to know" range practice session tonight to get acclimated with the new trigger.

    The work is hard to capture as it was all internal. overall, I'm tickled. but the true test is several thousand rounds of ejected brass pending. What I had done was the handfitting and adjustment of the trigger and safety portion of the gun.

    Break down of the completed gun:

    Dan Wesson Point Man 7 .45 acp

    -Wilson Combat Extended mag release
    -Wilson Combat Extended slide release
    -Ed Brown Ambi Safety Wides
    -Ed Brown Memory Groove BT Safety
    -Ed Brown Firing Pin
    -Ed Brown FP Block
    -Ed Brown Extractor
    -Ed Brown Ejector
    -Ed Brown bushing
    -Ed Brown FLGR
    -ISMI 12lb Recoil
    -ISMI 17lb Main spring
    -Smith and Alexander Arched MS & magwell
    -Dawson .100 Fiber Optic Front sight
    -LPA Adjustable Rears
    -Cylinder and Slide Ultra Light Trigger group set to 2lbs
    -C&S disconnector
    -C&S sear
    -C&S sear spring
    -C&S Ultra Light Hammer
    -SVI Infinity Trigger w/ Benos insert
    -Larry Davidson Horned Lizard grips

    Stick a knife in her!

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    seemed like yesterday didn't it?

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    Single Stack match, here I come!
     
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  2. el capitan

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    your backyard or wherever that is, is perfect for taking pictures of that gun.
     
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    are you a lefty? or did you want the ambi for versatility?
     
  4. AB13

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    I set the pistol up to shoot shoot it in IDPA and USPSA. We shoot weak hand, strong hand fairly often. I wouldn't recommend it for a CCW gun.
     
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    nice grips :naughty:
     
  6. texchef

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    OK I'll ask. How much does work like that cost? Not because i want you to brag but for those of us (me) who will eventually get work like that done and get a picture of what kind of fund are needed.
     
  7. AB13

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    No prob, it wasn't too bad at all, trigger work came out to $350ish.
     
  8. texchef

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    For everything you listed that is really not bad, especially for quality work. I've done all the work on my XD so far but that is just a matter of replacing a few springs and sear. Digging into a 1911, IMO should be left to a pro.

    When you took it into your guy did you know what you wanted or did you just tell him "Do it up right."?
     
  9. AB13

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    John's been doing this as long as I've been alive. I wasn't specific, but told him an idea of where I was headed, but he filled in all of the pertinent blanks, like exactly what parts to accomplish a "safe" 2lb trigger. This is where I trust only a fellow shooter.

    Trigger job can make or break your day. Anyone can file on a trigger. But the last thing I want is an unsafe pistol AD'ing on me in the middle of a match. That's where I leave it up to the pro's. I could have done everything else myself.

    $350 was just for my trigger, everything else I listed up there was not included in that estimate.
     
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    I'll take one in size 10 please :big grin:
     
  11. AB13

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    lulz

    I have no need for a light box. :)
     
  12. jeri534

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    do they make fixed sights for the PM7?
     
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    that was my other guess. i didnt want to lay on the ambi-hate, but i wanted to see why you put that on there.

    when i was into 1911s, i ordered a ambi, i think it was an ed brown. i took it, not installed in my gun, and connected it together. i was able to fuck it up enough that it would have screwed up your shooting in about 5 minutes.

    keep an eye on it when you strip the gun down.
     
  14. AB13

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    Another reason why I had JPL install the ambi safety. But yeah, I definitely hear ya. Good lookin out.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    shit this gun is fucking hot !1 gimmie one two !
     
  17. Milky

    Milky I'm in your Millenium Falcon, rumbling your Wookie

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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but what's special about the trigger? Does it have a lot of advantages or does it just look cool?
     
  18. AB13

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    Not a dumb question at all.

    This particular trigger allows you to use inserts to adjust your trigger length, and shoe "style" and makes a huge difference as fas as I'm concern. I keep my finger higher up on the trigger shoe. With the "rounded" traditional trigger, it forced my finger to low, because I place my hand as far up on the gun as possible.

    With the Brian Enos insert, my finger rides high on the frame and is also shorter, which fits my hand perfectly. It's all about matching your hand to the gun and trigger placement.

    I can swap them out, without having to take the entire trigger assembly out. it's also a very light trigger and means a faster reset, more reactive trigger.
     
  19. PorscheRacer

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    Did he also fit the slide to the frame because it looks super tight.
     
  20. AB13

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    Nope, he didn't have to touch it. You can thank CZ for that. DW made a decent pistol Pre-CZ, but ever since they've been with CZ, their 1911 smithing has been exceptional.
     
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    You've caused me to be very tempted to spend $900, I hope you're happy :big grin:
     
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    Before you know it you'll have $1500 into once it turns into a project.
     
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    For the price, it's about the best platform to build on rite now, me thinks. cheaper than a comparible STI, built on a S70 Forged SS slide and barrel, and SS frame. the factory fit and finish along with quality parts is what makes this an ideal and economical platform. Economical because most of the work is done.

    She's still not exactly done. I imagine, 10k rounds from now I'll swap out the barrel for a Shueman bull barrel, and go with an Aftec extractor. Other than that, she's good to go.
     

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