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Clark Custom Guns Rocks!!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Guillermo, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. Guillermo

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    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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    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.
     
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    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
     
  4. Old Fuff

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    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:
     
  5. Guillermo

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    that "junker" is pretty sweet already.

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

    on a Model-19 must result in a sweet gun
     
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    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.
     
  8. Guillermo

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    got to put good use today

    My daughter's in her first IPDA match

    IMG_0339_zpsec5dc047.jpg
     
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    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
     
  10. Guillermo

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    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)
     
  11. Old Fuff

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    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...
     
  12. Guillermo

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

    In ter es ting
     
  13. Old Fuff

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    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.
     
  14. Guillermo

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    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:)
     
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    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
     
  16. Guillermo

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    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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