Help Me (custom 1911)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JCooperfan1911, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. BreechFace

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    Well, very nice collection there, to be sure!
     
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  2. guyfromohio

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    If I had to raise money tomorrow, I’d keep the VBOB and the ACW. Not that I don’t love the others.....those two just rise to the top in my hands.
     
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  3. Armored farmer

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    A young man from our church works for Les Baer, so I would start there if it were me.

    I also like some of the semi custom guns from Wilson.
     
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  4. WVsig

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    Do you want a custom 1911 or a semi-custom 1911? There is a difference. A true custom 1911 is will be made to your spec by a smith of your choice. For example this gun which was done by Don Williams.

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    Vs this gun which was build by Nighthawk which was bought off the shelf. There was nothing custom about it. The configuration and build was determined before I bought it.

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    Both are excellent guns. One is a bepoke custom the other is not. If money and time are not an issue I would call Mr. Ted Yost.

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  5. rabid wombat

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  6. Rockrivr1

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    Some years ago I had the chance to get a custom 1911 built for me. I went to www.derrprecision.com and spoke to the owner who spent the time to learn exactly what I wanted. Caspian frame/slide, Wilson Combat internals, Kart barrel and everything tweaked to my specs. It took close to a year to get it done, but it was worth the wait and every penny I spent. If time is short then I’d go with a semi custom. If you have the time to wait then go with a full custom. You will not be disappointed.
     
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  7. guyfromohio

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    Derr does beautiful work.
     
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  8. CopperFouling

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    :what: Wow. That is a nice-looking 1911.
     
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  9. JCooperfan1911

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    Thank you all, I’ll be researching all of those choices.
     
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  10. DR505

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    This is that Combat Elite that Wilson rebuilt to my requirements. The Turnbull shop did the slide re-blue. Note: NO ambidextrous safety on other side!
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  11. JCooperfan1911

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    That gun, but instead with walnut scales, would be exactly as I am seeking. Beautiful.
     
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  12. Nature Boy
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    I’d be proud to wear that to a BBQ :thumbup:
     
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