A light dehorn

A light dehorn

This is a discussion on A light dehorn within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just got my Combat Commander back from the local 'smith. Lightly dehorned and night sighted with trijicons by Eric Zinn of EZfirearms.com, Mesa AZ. Great ...

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    A light dehorn

    Just got my Combat Commander back from the local 'smith. Lightly dehorned and night sighted with trijicons by Eric Zinn of EZfirearms.com, Mesa AZ. Great work and fair priced. Thanks Eric! I know the trend is towards smaller guns, but I do like the tagline that says something like 'A .45 muzzle says 'goodbye' in any language' ( I paraphrase).
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    Looks great, he did an excellent job.
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    Looks great! Why did you not have him change the durlin MSH while he was at is?
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    Gun is absolutely beautiful!
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    Very nice dehorn job and very close to being too close. In short, I like it. Here's mine after being dehorned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Looks great! Why did you not have him change the durlin MSH while he was at is?
    To be honest, I thought my entire pistol was SS. (D'oh!..) that being said, I may yet have the Duckbill and the MSH done at the same time. Will I use the same 'smith ? Absolutely !!
    I'd like to thank GSmitty at this time for his recommendation of Eric Zinn.
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    I like it!. I've got a 60-7, so snubbies have a place here as well.

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    Thank you too! My 640 has since been to Smith' for bright polish and re-stampings. That part came out nicely however; they screwed up the custom sights and botched the install. Now it has to go back to Bowen Classic to be assembled correctly, and new sights re-inserted. That truly was disappointing and I didn't complain, as they were custom parts but really? It appears they attempted to polish the gun with the sights in place, and then realized they should remove them. Then they couldn't figure out how to reinstall the rear sight! It's a mess but such is life with customization.

    My next project will be a custom Commander model like you have! I still haven't decided on the base unit but I'll be starting that project later this year. My snub is still a long way from being completed, but that's the hobby.
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    Similar operation

    For some reason Colt manufactures 1911s with very sharp edges on the slide. I bought a Colt Defender about 5 years ago and the 90 degree edges on the slide were sharp enough to shave with. So I asked a gunsmith to dehorn the gun and he did a similar operation to yours, smoothing and rounding the front, back and bottom of the slide. I like it better now. I also replaced the MSH with a steel checkered MSH because I didn't like the plastic original, and replaced the Colt duckbill with a Wilson Combat dropin beavertail.

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    Nice! On mine, the trigger guard was sharp and abrasive too, so that got smoothed. The serrations are slightly rounded so no more cut up thumb from riding the safety. I wrote that she's now 'Lethality in silk stockings..' LOL. Too much Philip Marlow and '40's film noir, I suppose.

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    Soooo sweet! Congrats!
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