I got a new baby today. A custom 1911, built for me, from Big Bore Customs. www.bigborecustom.com. I went to a gun show today and sold my (used to be Bumper's) sig 226. I was very happy because I finally had enough in the kitty to get another nighthawk 1911. I love my nighthawk, it is the best 1911 I've ever owned. Outperforms any Wilson Combat produced and so far has been flawless.
So I thought I'd give the second Nighthawk dealer in town a try and that was Big Bore. Little shop with a ton of machinery inside and some diplay cases. Some STI's and Nighthawks on display, then a big case of Big Bores. Come to find out this guy is the sole supplier to the FBI for 1911. It's all they can shoot in 1911. At least that is what he said.
The shop is full of machinery because he makes all his 1911 on site. Beautiful workmanship. Now I grew up in a steel mill and I know what a machine shop should look like. This guy has only the best machinery. He uses all medical grade stainless for each gun and machines each part. He uses bull barrels exclusively, can do any stipling you like or 20 cpi checkering, anything else you want done is totally up to your imagination.
The craftsmanship is by far the best I've ever seen. Can you tell I'm excited? Bumper and I are going to take the Big Bore, Nighthawk and his Kimbers out for a trial tomorrow. I will report back.