This is a discussion on 1911 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Well last year, about this time I decided to get a a 1911. I have this friend (local in Fairfax) who has built a number ...
December 1st, 2008 11:58 PM
December 1st, 2008 11:58 PM
December 1st, 2008 11:59 PM
December 2nd, 2008 12:01 AM
youve gotcha a good friend there. good lookin piece, hows she shoot?
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December 2nd, 2008 12:10 AM
Sorry I guess I made it seem like I have it. It came back from the finisher within the last couple of days. I went to go visit it tonight and see it. Since, everything is hand fitted and a new finish was put on it. Technically the gun is not done yet. I got to hold it tonight, not take it home yet. I guess that's one of the things you get working with a custom gun maker, but I have no worries. I should have it by the end of next week. The maker is going to do about a 2-300 round function and accuracy test. To make sure its up to his standard. All I can see is that its really good looking ( PS I DON"T LIKE 1911's) except this one. And hes testing groups size at 50 yards the barrel is a NM Kart.
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December 2nd, 2008 12:40 AM
You know why you like THIS one? Because it's YOURS!
Nice weapon...I hope the long wait is worth it.
You do realize that it's against the law in most states...to have only one 1911?
Stay armed...always follow the law ...stay safe!
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December 2nd, 2008 12:45 AM
Congrats, it looks like a very nice piece!
December 2nd, 2008 06:13 AM
Your handgun started out with good bones. A Caspian frame and slide and the "top of the line" aftermarket 1911 parts that are available these days are of incredibly high quality.
So yes, it certainly is possible to build a superlative quality 1911 exactly as you have had yours built.
My only suggestion...tell him to scrap the doggone useless FLGR.
Why do you actually want a guide rod?
December 2nd, 2008 06:20 AM
I take the FLGR out of all my 1911's including my Wilson and Ed Brown!
December 2nd, 2008 09:24 AM
Super nice! If you find that you still don't like 1911s after shooting that one, gimme a call.
December 2nd, 2008 09:32 AM
Looks like you're gonna have a keeper! I suspect your thoughts on your friends ability to sustain a business are correct.... the time/$ thing needs to be doable to make it work.
OTOH, if he simply wants to build these in his spare time as a labor of love, what the hey. Looks like the man's got skills!
Regards, T Bone.
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December 2nd, 2008 02:25 PM
I know of one local, fairly big-name gunsmith who charges oodles for his custom 1911's, and I think he can take up to a year to complete each weapon. So, if your friend wants to give it a go, time and final customer cost shouldn't be that big of a factor for a truly custom gun.
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