As my profile states I have a background in multi-family construction. The construction industry is very tough right now in NC as well as other areas.
I have decided to follow my passion and that is handguns. I grew up around guns and shot fairly often as a teen. I spent a lot of time in the woods hunting. I have always owned at least one gun since age 18. Several years ago I came across a Kimber Custom Classic so I picked it up. I held on to it for a year or so and sold it. I soon realized how much I loved the 1911 platform. A couple years ago I picked up a Springfield Armory Loaded and started shooting it. I was in heaven. I soon picked up another 1911 and it was on. I decided to get a basic 1911 and learn how to customize it. I did massive research online from publications to gun forums. I know what you’re thinking. How can you trust anyone on a forum. Believe me if you spend enough time on a forum you learn who knows what they are talking about. I gleaned a ton of information from some of the best pistol smiths in the country. These guys want to share their knowledge.
I got a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec and went to town. As I said I did a lot of research on what I wanted. I have replaced all factory parts with high end parts (Wilson, Ed Brown, S&A, etc). I tightened the slide to frame fit. I also had the slide machined for a Bomar style rear sight and a dovetail front sight (I did not do this due to not having a mill…yet). I have eased all the edges on the frame and slide. I still need to have it refinished but am waiting until I checker the front strap. This gun is 100% reliable and accurate. The shop that did my mill work is the best pistol smith around and he looked over my work and said he was impressed.
I wish I had taken pictures of this project but I didn’t. I definitely will on the next. My goal is to offer custom work for the 1911 platform as well as build custom 1911’s