That came out really nice!
This is a discussion on My Ultra-Compact Project within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My first 1911 was a SA GI lightweight compact. It was nice, but still a little uncomfortable to conceal IWB (which is a must for ...
My first 1911 was a SA GI lightweight compact. It was nice, but still a little uncomfortable to conceal IWB (which is a must for me)
I sold that in favor of a SA Ultra Compact V10. This is how it started;
I got a leather holster i wanted to get a better fit with, so i wet it down, wrapped the gun in a plastic bag and re-inserted it into the holster. About 2 days later, I found some surface rust on the V10 and tried to remove it with Boeshield rust remover and a plastic bristle brush. it took off the rust but the finish on the slide too! .....at this time, i wasn't familier with what "bluing" was.
This put me in a crash course of metal guns especially the 1911. previously I've only had polymer guns so the 1911 was new territory for me. I visited a highly reccomended gunsmith and he helped me clean up the gun and a lot of research, I decided to upgrade a few parts and have the finish changed to black duracoat.
Pending a trip to the gun range for test firing, this will become my daily carry gun.
That came out really nice!
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Very nice and a more durable finish.
That turned out very nice...
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That was very nice!
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Now just get you a set f low mount tritium sights and you will be ready to go.
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That really looks great. Sometimes learning can be painful, but looks like you turned it around into something good!!
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I needed some eye-bleach after that second picture....
Very nice! I love a happy ending (I had started to cry during the second picture).
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If I'd done that to my gun, I'd have been tempted to see if it would fire one more time! Hope it all works out for you come range time.
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Very nice pistol... however, those are some big ol' grips for a concealed carry piece.