10mm commander length, bobtailed 1911 in a Brigade M11 holster.
Took years. Built from scratch on a bare Springfield government model frame. Larry Davidson made the grips in the same pattern as my other 1911 in .45ACP.
The gun has a STI slide that is well made. Took the frame and slide to Bar-Sto for a match grade ramped barrel fit to the frame and slide.
Waited until I was satisfied with the gun before posting photos. Shot hundreds of rounds of 180gr Georgia Arms and Double Tap 180gr Gold Dot ammo through it reliably. Heading to a National Forest this weekend to shoot more.
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December 18, 2009, 09:55 PM
It never said not to covet thy neighbors 1911 so I guess I'm not sinning:what:
December 19, 2009, 12:04 AM
Congratulations! I lucked into my custom Delta Elite six years ago. Will never sell or trade it. Georgia Arms makes good stuff.
December 19, 2009, 12:41 AM
Love the 10mm. This is the second "final ultimate custom carry gun I'll ever have built". The first is a nice, reliable 1911 in .45ACP.
But, then, I shot a 10mm.
I'm heading out early to a National Forest to do some shooting and hiking over the weekend. It's known for its black bears, but they should be in hibernation now.
December 19, 2009, 05:11 AM
That is truly a thing of beauty.
December 19, 2009, 08:48 AM
Harrygunner: Very nice work! Congrats ... :cool:
December 19, 2009, 01:08 PM
I'd like to know, where did you get your paint job done?
December 19, 2009, 01:25 PM
still lusting.......i need to go to meetings
December 19, 2009, 01:53 PM
Enjoy. That handgun looks to be not only finely crafted but well thought out.
I think that I have approached (not matched) to some extent what you have in my Dan Wesson CBOB in 10mm auto. I mention this only to show that I have similar tastes and really appreciate the custom work that you have in your hands now.
I'd like to see more pics. A picture showing the whole handgun unobstructed by other object would be appreciated.
December 19, 2009, 03:23 PM
Very nice !!! You can't go wrong with the 10mm and a hand fit BarSto match brl. -- and the grips are very cool also.
December 19, 2009, 03:29 PM
Um...that's awesome! More pics please!;)
December 19, 2009, 04:41 PM
Wow! That's one of the nicest 10mm pistols I've seen! Very well done indeed.
I'm also glad that some of us are still 10mm fans. I've been buying them up if / when I can find a decent deal.
Congratulations, that is one very nice pistol.
How about some pics or videos of it in action?
December 19, 2009, 10:14 PM
Nice! Those grips are very cool.
December 19, 2009, 10:21 PM
Thanks for sharing, that's a real pretty 1911. I like your 10mm selection. How far does it toss the brass?
December 20, 2009, 04:13 AM
That is a beautiful gun. One I am sure anyone here would be very proud to own.
December 21, 2009, 03:58 PM
Thanks folks. Glad there's great gunsmiths out there.
Only shot Double Tap ammo this trip to continue testing the kind of ammo I would use while carrying. The 180gr Gold Dot and XTP continued to feed reliably, no hick-ups of any kind.
One can see the Bar-Sto ramped barrel gives good support. Cases looked better than those shot from my Glock 29. Speaking of the Glock 29, shooting it and the 1911 back-to-back, the 1911 is much more refined.
Stayed after dark to shoot more Double Tap ammo in spite of seeing mountain lion tracks in the mud. Their low flash powder created a small, contained flash, nothing like my .357 Mag snub. Easy to see the target on follow up shots.