Jardine's Custom 1911s - Interesting Parts


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Kind of Blued
December 14, 2008, 04:00 AM
I've been checking out John Jardine's custom 1911s (http://www.jardinescustom.com/custom1911s.html)(very nice) and I'm wondering if anybody knows of some of these parts being available seperately.

I'm interested in this rear sight, as well as the safety.

http://www.jardinescustom.com/april2003photos/resized25/Tsreciever1.jpg

This safety has the actual flange lowered a bit, which looks very comfortable for a high thumbs hold. The sight seems like it would be really nice for carry with a tritium dot for the front sight.

Does anybody know if these parts are available somewhere, or of something similar?

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CPshooter
December 14, 2008, 05:50 AM
I've never seen these parts before. I've also never heard of John Jardine, but then again I'm a 1911 noob, so what do I know?:)

I think that rear sight is pretty darn nice. The rest of his work looks good too, but I can't say I'm a fan of that thumb safety. It looks like it could be easily engaged during rapid fire, especially with a "high hand grip."

I think the stock safety on my S-80 Colt Commander is just fine for any type of shooting style. I wouldn't want that safety on my gun.

As for those sights, I'm interested in them as well. I can't tell if that is a vertical tritium vile, or if it's just a notch w/ white paint? If it was tritium, that would make for a sweet night-sight setup with a single tritium dot up front.

geronimo509
December 14, 2008, 09:27 AM
If you CC, it looks like the sights might get caught up on you clothing. But you also might be able to cock the gun if ever needed. I heard a story that people use the sight for a one handed rack of the slide. But I do not know

eerw
December 14, 2008, 09:58 AM
nice looking gun..

gunsite makes a similar lowered thumb safety..available through gunsite or at Brownells..

the rear sight looks like an adustable rear like the Champion, Bomar, etc that has been rebeveled and had a tritium bar installed..

a lot of time on custom builds..parts are fabricated, modified..so best to call the builder and check into it with them.

The Lone Haranguer
December 14, 2008, 03:07 PM
I rather like the idea of the lowered thumb safety, but it needs to be narrower. I was never comfortable with the "high thumb" (riding the top of the thumb safety) grip on 1911s. It never felt secure and the gun would beat up the base of my thumb under recoil.

Kind of Blued
December 14, 2008, 09:00 PM
It looks like it could be easily engaged during rapid fire, especially with a "high hand grip."

I shoot with my thumb on the safety. It's not going to engage with that hold.

If you CC, it looks like the sights might get caught up on you clothing.

That's the reason that the edges are cut, as opposed to standard square target sights.

Thanks for the info eerw. I'll see if I can track the safety down using that info.

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