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Anybody know a good smith for HiPowers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Model 624, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. Model 624

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    I'm thinking about a project gun with a HiPower. I've got several higher end 1911s (Wilson CQB, Baer TRP, custom job on a Caspian aluminum frame, etc) but my HiPowers are as stock as they come, used, need refinishing, etc, which makes them ripe for a custom job. I've looked at the usual suspects, Novak, Yost, Cylinder &Slide, but I was wondering if anybody knew somebody else, maybe a younger up-and-coming guy that does good work without the 6month wait (and price tag, although the wait is really what bothers me more than the money).

    What do you think?

    Hope this is in the right place, I may copy it and put it in one of the other forums on pistols.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    You will get the usual names, some you already mentioned. They all seem to have a long wait except for Novaks for minor jobs.

    Karl Sokol - Chestnut Mountain Sports
    Ted Yost Yost-Bonitz
    Don Williams - The Actionworks
    Jim Garthwaite

    There's also OnTarget LLC Custom Gunworks http://www.ontargetcgw.com

    You can see his work Here

    I don't know what his wait times are like.
     
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    Thanks, guys, keep those suggestions coming in. I guess sometimes the chase is as good as the kill.
     
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    definitely YoBo
     
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    Jess at OnTarget Custom Gun Works took care of my wife's HP. Stippled and refinished the frame, new trigger and hammer, new springs, and barrel crown. It's a shooter! :D

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