My Ultra-Compact Project

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    My Ultra-Compact Project

    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! 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.

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    That came out really nice!
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    Very nice and a more durable finish.


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    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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    Nice. I like the rounded butt.

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    I needed some eye-bleach after that second picture....

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    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.

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