Clark Custom Guns Rocks!!!


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Guillermo
December 21, 2012, 04:17 PM
I had some revolvers that needed some love and was told about Aaron Hayes in Pflugerville. I gave him a call and discovered that he is an amazingly talented 1911 guy and builds and outstanding AR, but not a revolver guy.

It seems that he is Jim Clark's nephew and spent years working at Clark Custom. He would see to it that my guns were taken care of.

So I handed over 3 guns. A ROACHED flat latch J-frame, my daughter's model 19 and a model 14.

The J-frame was very loose and I didn't know if it was worth saving. The 19 was getting a trigger job as a Christmas gift for my daughter. The 14 needed some love because Old Fuff, spotted via photo, that the hammer was rubbing on one side.

The j-frame came back shootable (hey...they are not miracle workers) but the K-frames have AMAZING triggers now.

The price was reasonable.

I can HIGHLY recommend both Clark Custom Guns http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/ and Hayes Custom Guns https://www.facebook.com/HayesCustomGuns?fref=ts

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hardluk1
December 21, 2012, 05:55 PM
They did have there time as the place to got for bullseye guns and started this 10/22 craze also just flat fine smithing work. Seem for the most part they don't get the accolades they are still do today. Great people still there.

skidder
December 22, 2012, 11:55 AM
Always nice to find a good Smith. There are not many out there anymore.

Bringing 3 in at once was a brave move. I would have been biting my nails in anticipation.:uhoh: Glad it worked out for ya :).

Merry Christmas!

skidder

Old Fuff
December 22, 2012, 02:38 PM
The j-frame came back shootable (hey...they are not miracle workers) but the K-frames have AMAZING triggers now.

Now, if they will agree to work on it, see what they can do with that 1920's .38 Military & Police junker you have. :evil:

Guillermo
December 22, 2012, 03:29 PM
that "junker" is pretty sweet already.

thinking about having rotating the model 15s that I have been shooting IDPA with to them. ;)

svtruth
December 22, 2012, 04:25 PM
on a Model-19 must result in a sweet gun

CraigC
December 22, 2012, 04:35 PM
Jimmy Clark Sr. was a legend in the business and from what I hear, his company is doing well continuing the tradition. A professionally tuned S&W is truly one of life's greater pleasures.

Guillermo
December 22, 2012, 05:13 PM
got to put good use today

My daughter's in her first IPDA match

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt82/BillLoeb/IMG_0339_zpsec5dc047.jpg

saltydog452
December 22, 2012, 05:52 PM
Daughter seems to chewing up the cardboard. Good on both of you.

Pflugerville and Round Rock is way closer than Shoot Out Lane.

The last time I was there, the wizzards at Clark seemed to discourage piece work by quoting an 18 month, maybe, turn-around. Complete guns were sooner, and sooner still for Emergency Room treatment of equipment going to a Nat'l Event. Makes sense to me.

Can't expect Petty Enterprises to do a tune-up on a '54 Plymouth Hy-Drive for a gimpy geezer.

Your 'smith's name, is bookmarked, and your post appreciated.

Thank you.

salty

Guillermo
December 22, 2012, 08:38 PM
I know that they are a busy shop but they have one or two revolver guys. I was VERY pleased with the work.

As to the offspring, she did a great job.

I told her that every parent wants their child to surpass them but I the POLITE child waits till her second match to do so.

Yes, I am a proud papa.
:D

(PM sent)

Old Fuff
December 22, 2012, 08:52 PM
that "junker" is pretty sweet already.

So why do you keep buying revolvers that need action work, when you can buy those more worthless ones made before WW-2 that don't? :neener: :D

PS: Good looking girl there...

Guillermo
December 22, 2012, 09:07 PM
when you can buy those more worthless ones made before WW-2 that don't?

So you think I should use the old hand ejector for IDPA.

In ter es ting

Old Fuff
December 22, 2012, 09:38 PM
Back in the dark ages of pre-history before all of the alphabetical organizations came into the picture I would sometimes show up at informal local matches with my pet, "Old Junker." (The name is affectionate). She's a 4", long action, pre-model 10 made in 1946, and the DA trigger pull is pure goose grease smooth. I’ve made Python owners swoon. If I used 158-grain loads the sights were dead on to point of aim at 25 yards.

Couldn't beat the top shell-shuckers because of slower reloads, but I humiliated everybody else.

Guillermo
December 22, 2012, 10:10 PM
I humiliated everybody else

Did you even bother to hold the gun with your hands, or just use the force Old Yoda-Fuff.

BTW
thank you for the kind words for the offspring.

In many ways she is very impressive.

(in other ways she is a teenager :banghead:)

788Ham
December 22, 2012, 10:39 PM
Glad you've gotten your irons back G ! Was wondering when you'd take possession again. Your young'n looks like she's taken to the sport pretty quickly, hope she continues to knock the centers out! Never shot a revolver that "shot as smooth as goose grease"..... must be an antique thing huh G? Congrats, hope your re-worked revolvers do you well !

Merry Christmas

Guillermo
December 22, 2012, 10:54 PM
Thank u Ham

I can't tell u how pleased that I am with Aaron Hayes and Clark Custom Guns.

And my offspring.

BTW
I also love the people of IDPA. The way they welcome new shooters is amazing.

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