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Custom M1911 - Money is No Object...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Well, on my near no money limit 1911.

    10mm (of course)
    at least 8 mags
    Ambi-safety (tactical rounded)
    30 LPI checkering front strap
    Forward serrations
    Full tactical rounding as I hate sharp edges.
    Nice grips (wood of course)
    3 lbs trigger
    Bomar sights front and back
    Les Baer Heavyweight monolith frame and slide
    Nice blued.
    1.5" 50 yard guarantee


    Here it is.
  2. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Disputed Western Missouri
    Here's my exact specifications:

    Base Pistol: Colt Gold Cup National Match Match

    Custom Specs:
    -Jardine Tactical Hook rear sight mounted in existing BoMar dovetail
    -Trijicon tritium illum'd front sight, mounted in existing dovetail
    -EGW angle bore barrel bushing fitted to a snug, yet hand turn-able fit with matching spring plug
    -Function reliability tune-up -w- 16# Wolff recoil spring & XP firing pin spring
    -Tuned heavy-duty tool steel extractor & oversize firing pin stop.
    -Carry trigger job set to 4 lbs. with a Harrison Design tool steel ignition set featuring the Retro hammer, Colt sear spring & 23 lb. Wolff main spring
    -Harrison Design Extreme Service solid aluminum trigger, long
    -Wilson 6N extended tactical thumb safety
    -Carry Bevel all sharp corners and edges, blend back of slide, melt grip safety tang
    -Harrison Design bar stock plunger tube staked in countersunk holes and Loc-Tited in place
    -Harrison Design Carry Groove black micarta grip panels
    -Harrison Design extended magazine catch
    -Refinished in bead blasted matte blue
  3. MCMXI

    MCMXI Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    NW Montana
    I have three Ed Browns and the first two were standard Special Forces models. When I ordered the third, a Special Forces Light Rail (now discontinued it seems) I figured I'd add some non-standard features. Although I wouldn't call it a true custom 1911 I'm pleased with how it turned out. My only complaint about Ed Brown pistols is the Gen III coating which isn't particularly durable compared to Dan Wesson's duty coat. I recently sent one of my Kimbers to Severns Custom for his Hard Hat treatment and may end up sending all three Ed Browns to him as well.

    The pistol below was about $2,700 so add another $350 for Dave Severns' Hard Hat treatment and that puts the pistol at around $3,050. That's about as much as I'd ever pay for a 1911. Anyway, here are the features I ordered.

    • SF-SS-G3-LR-A (Special Forces Light Rail, stainless, Gen III coating)
    • 25lpi checkering on the front strap and MSH (not SF chainlink)
    • Ambidextrous thumb safety
    • Maxi-Well
    • Front cocking serrations
    • Extended magazine release
    • Serrated slide stop
    • Rear 10-8 site and front night sight
    • 8-pack magazine


  4. smalls

    smalls Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Macomb County, MI
    Fusion slab sided commander in 9mm with a straight trigger and STI square hammer. Throw some Heinie's on it, then send it off to Chuck Rogers for a golf ball treatment, and dehorn. I like simple.
  5. TAKtical

    TAKtical Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    North east ohio
    My dream would definitely be a frankengun of sorts. A commander length with full rail, polished chrome, covered with scroll engraving.
  6. 2zulu1

    2zulu1 Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    I'm going through that decision process, it's difficult to find a custom tactical commander in 10mm.

    Hopefully by summer it'll be delivered and after a rigorous 1,000 round break in test, become a daily carry at my place. It will look something like this;


    1911 custom Fusion T-Comm Pro Series Elite 10mm, Black Shield frame/slide, stainless small accent parts.

    Fine rear slide serrations
    Top slide diamondline serrations
    10-8 rear sight, tritium Trijicon front sight
    Browning Hi-Power press check slide cut
    Trigger job 3.75-4.25lb clean let off
    Pro Series commander hammer, silver
    Pro Series K trigger, silver, light adj
    416 stainless match grade, commander ramped 10mm barrel with fitted link
    Barrel flush cut and target crown
    Thick flange chamfered bushing
    High ride beavertail
    Magwell stainless mainspring housing, chain link
    Chain link front strap
    Extended tactical thumb safety
    Serrated slide stop, forged sure lock
    GI guide rod system
    Slightly extended combat mag release checkered
    C'sink frame and flush cut slide stop pin
    AAA+ Cocobolo white Ranger grip, my choice at end of build
    Polish sides of slide - apply Black Shield coat
    Brush polish small accent parts
    Radius dehorn all edges for carry
    Extra spring kit for set up
    4 additional magazines

    This should make for a nice IWB carry while working at my place, town carry, in the saddle or on the tractor. Those 200gr WFNs are equilizers for anything we have in these parts, including an increase in hog activity. :)
  7. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Chesapeake, VA
    I can come up with custom configurations all day long, but what I would love right now is:

    Caspian Commander Carbon Steel Frame and Slide (Series 80) w/ external extractor
    Ed Brown Barrel
    Ed Brown Strong Side tactical safety
    Harrison Custom Novak Cut rear sight (black)
    Front Night Sight
    Harrison Custom retro ignition set
    Custom grip safety (standard 1911A1 grip safety with a memory bump added)
    Smith and Alexander flat checkered mainspring housing (or an Ed Brown bobtail, not sure yet)
    10-8 Performance flat trigger
    Nighthawk extended mag release
    VZ grips
    All small parts from Ed Brown, Nighthawk, etc...

    I'm bored and feel like experimenting...
  8. TG13

    TG13 Member

    Feb 18, 2008

    a Singer 1911-A1..
  9. WC145

    WC145 Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I would love to have an Armand Swenson built Colt. I have Behlert and Clark customs and a Swenson gun would be the icing on the cake that is my collection.

    For a new build I'd like two Colts, one built by Dane Burns and one by Chuck Rogers.
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