Ti 1911 is complete!


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distra
April 10, 2008, 10:53 PM
Take a look at what I picked-up today! :D It's Ti Caspian frame, stainless slide, slim line Alumagrips, extended mag release, some reaaaallly cool checkering, bob tailed, 10-8 Trijicon night sights and some nice hand touches. :D I'm one happy camper! This a Ontarget Custom Gun Works build and Jess did a fabulous job as always. I will post a range report this weekend once I get some rounds through it. Take a look at this eye candy! :cool:

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zerosignal
April 10, 2008, 11:25 PM
I don't even want to know what that set you back. Wait, yes I do!

waterhouse
April 10, 2008, 11:29 PM
Very nice. In search of a similar concept I had one of the lightweight S&W 1991s bobtailed. It makes for a great carry gun.

George Hill
April 10, 2008, 11:55 PM
Gorgeous. Freaking Gorgeous.

distra
April 11, 2008, 12:06 AM
I don't even want to know what that set you back. Wait, yes I do!

If I told you I'd have to kill you...:D nah it was right @ $2k, a bargin compared to some other custom 1911's. Jess does awesome work and I'm prowd of this one! It even has a special serial number.:D I feel like a gun glutten...maybe I need to purge.:o

dschulte
April 11, 2008, 12:09 AM
2-dimes is great price for that level of custom work; I am assuming that the trigger and action is as sweet as the look. I especially like those grips, I need to get myself a set.

hankdatank1362
April 11, 2008, 12:53 AM
Like Paris says: "That's hot."

JDGray
April 11, 2008, 06:16 AM
Very Nice!! I'm jelouse as hell:D

TAB
April 11, 2008, 06:18 AM
I'm curious, do you have an idea what the wieght of the pistol is?

HM2PAC
April 11, 2008, 06:29 AM
Wicked nice.

bannockburn
April 11, 2008, 07:12 AM
distra

WOW-nice gun
WOW-nice custom build
WOW-nice grips
WOW-$2,000

critter
April 11, 2008, 08:44 AM
Read my thread on the 1911 conspiracy against me! Now, you go and do this to me! You are NOT helping me conquer my addiction.

Congratulations. That is one beautiful 1911 and I'll wager it shoots like it looks.

phrozenlikwid
April 11, 2008, 10:35 AM
Holy crap, that's one of the coolest 1911's I've seen in a while.

I want it! Can I have it... please!?

For real though, I call dibs if you ever decide to sell it.

SRT1
April 11, 2008, 11:03 AM
Very nice! Enjoy it!
SRT

robctwo
April 11, 2008, 11:20 AM
That's a beauty. I like the look of the clear aluma grips, have some on my SA black stainless. I'll bet it shoots like a dream.

DougDubya
April 11, 2008, 01:50 PM
That is plain as heck sexy.

CPshooter
April 11, 2008, 06:44 PM
I wet myself.

19-3Ben
April 11, 2008, 06:56 PM
Distra, I'm in CT as well. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me come shoot it!!! I'll buy the ammo, and lunch, and drinks, and wimmin, and whatever else you could possibly want!!!

When I finally get a 1911, i think it would be darn sexy to save up and get one of these, and perhaps some of those damascus steel grips from WickedGrips.

Wes Janson
April 11, 2008, 11:52 PM
How much did the frame cost roughly?

Don Lu
April 12, 2008, 01:16 PM
Very nice...wow.

you may want to take more pictures with a better back drop. I am not one to ever complain about a pic, but that gun is way too nice to have that carpeting in the background.;)

very nice, again !

LoadedDrum
April 12, 2008, 01:27 PM
Congratulations of that work of art.

Did you get the caburizing treatment on the frame to prevent galling?

TheReeves
April 12, 2008, 07:19 PM
Like Paris says: "That's hot."

Hey! Paris got that from me! :cuss::D


Beautiful gun!

Gaiudo
April 12, 2008, 07:25 PM
Distra,

I was at the range with Jesse when he was breaking that gun in and giving a final fitting to the slide (we had done some trigger work on mine, and went to the range to see how she shot). Let me tell you, thats the sweetest shooting gun I've ever laid eyes on. From 15 yards, Jesse put five shots through the same hole. Wouldn't have believed it unless I was there.

Beautiful gun. And that bobtail fit SO perfectly. Congratulations on a wonderful firearm. After seeing yours, I was pretty much convinced to let Jesse build my next 1911.

That frame will never wear out.

fogdor
April 12, 2008, 09:56 PM
Verra Nice. How much does the titanium frame weight in relation to an aluminum alloy?

roguejestyr
April 12, 2008, 11:58 PM
dang, now i gotta wipe the drool off my keyboard. :)

distra
April 14, 2008, 10:35 PM
This is a sweet shooting pistol! I'm a happy camper for sure. :D It is extremely tight though and still needs to be broken in which gives me an excuse to shoot 500rds. :D:D Trigger is smooth and crisp and the pistol just feels nice in my hand. I'll get it broken in fully then give a more thorough report. I must add I received it with only 50rds through it so I get to experience the break-in period which I think is pretty cool.

OnTarget1911
April 21, 2008, 01:26 PM
Geeze. I am speechless. Brad is one cool customer. He is one of the good ones that allows me the time I think I need to finish a gun. No pressure or deadlines. That usually allows me the time to make a nice one. Not that they all aren't nice, they are. I just seem to enjoy building the ones without a deadline better. I do have a couple more pics of that gun that I am going to post with more of a "gunsmith" view. Not that my pics are any better. Just more of a marketing slant.
Again, thanks for the kind words. Titanium has become unobtainium. If anyone is thinking of a Ti project, NOW is the time. I just sent back 3 Ti frames to Caspian that were not spoken for and I don't know if they still have them or any others left. You can contact me for availability if you want, but they may be all gone at this point. I did have one 10MM build set for sale, but it has been tentatively sold:scrutiny:
Anyway, enjoy Brad and KUDOS to one of the best forums on the net.

Jess

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Hope that shows some of the features you are asking about. This gun is just pure sexy in a industrial tool kinda way.

OnTarget1911
April 21, 2008, 01:29 PM
By the way, there is no "finish" on the gun. We went with naked metal and a satin media blast, along with the high polished flats. Then all it needs if it gets a booboo is another media blast.

Crow1108
April 21, 2008, 01:51 PM
That is a beautiful gun. Congrats!

easyg
April 21, 2008, 04:49 PM
Awesome pistol!!!!

How much does it weigh empty?

10-Ring
April 21, 2008, 06:58 PM
Nice! :cool: Very nice! :cool:

Sylvan-Forge
April 22, 2008, 04:28 AM
Hells!

f4t9r
April 22, 2008, 06:31 AM
very nice, looks good

TimboKhan
April 22, 2008, 06:53 AM
Very nice. Out of curiousity, what purpose does a bobtail serve? Is it just an aesthetic thing, or is there an actual purpose? In any case, it looks cool.

I'll buy the ammo, and lunch, and drinks, and wimmin,

Wait... you can buy wimmin in CT?

xring44
April 22, 2008, 06:56 AM
I know envy is wrong, but I envy Brad. If I knew him I'd start a vicious rumor:what::D

Absolutely beautiful pistol, if I were talented enough to build such a pistol I'd be constantly broke because I'd want to keep everyone of those I built.

distra
April 22, 2008, 07:34 AM
Out of curiousity, what purpose does a bobtail serve? Is it just an aesthetic thing, or is there an actual purpose?

I think the bobtail gives the 1911 a better fit to hand by allowing the heal of your hand that little extra space when taking up the grip. When you close your hand, the bottom part of the heal of your hand (directly proximal to your pinky) sticks out from the depression in your palm. The bobtailed back strap gives contours to your hand. Besides looking cool I think it improves the grip and feel.

OnTarget1911
May 4, 2008, 05:59 PM
The bobtail does a couple of things. It allows for less "printing" when carrying the gun. The tail end does not poke out from the holster like a normal grip does. Also, some people find the bobtail more pleasing to the hand. It does not dig into the heal of your hand like the normal grip does. Makes for more comfortable grip and shooting. Also, I find that the bobtail allows the gun to come to point more naturally. You just raise it to eye level and it is there. You don't have to shift your grip or rock your hand forward to level the gun like you do with a conventional 1911 grip. It is really one of those love it or hate it things. I would suggest that you go to a local gun shop and handle one of the Ed Brown bobtails or a DW before deciding to get this done. It is about one of the coolest mods for the 1911 to come along.

Jess

Eightball
May 4, 2008, 06:09 PM
Amazing stuff. You've done well.

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