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looking for a 1911 gunsmith is oregon

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by young hunter, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. young hunter

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    I am looking for a gunsmith who specializes in 1911's in oregon , in western oregon would be better but anywhere within 4 hours drive of salem is fine . I guess I should say what exactly I want to have done . I would like to have the slide milled to put on a diffrent rear site , a new trigger and trigger job , and would like to know more about performance upgrades . this is not for a compition gun but just trying to get the most out of my firearm as i can . I have put about 1300 rounds through it and have decided on these changes so far . I wanted to do most of them myself but i know little about doing smithing work on a handgun . A gunsmith who could tell me more about the changes he did and how he did them would be a nice plus . I would like to know as much about my handgun as is possable by the time i am done with all the changes to it . If i am asking to much or if anyone needs more info to help me look in the right direction please let me know .

    thank you for your time
     
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    I like

    Blacktail Pistolsmithing
    305 Spruce St.
    Myrtle Point OR 97458
    541-572-4867

    So far as I know, he works on 1911s exclusively.
     
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    Not to hijcak, but *** X5?
     
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    For some reason, when I posted there was no indication that my post was received. My message box went blank and there was no posting. I normally do not multipost. TTF
     
  12. mrcpu

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    Ed Boening of Boening Custom Guns in Medford (just about at the 4 hour limit) does awesome work on 1911's, as well as builds a line of his own that are very nice.

    Highly recommended.
     
  13. young hunter

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    Thank you all for the info and help . I'll try and post pics of before and after along with the performance diffrence . :) now i get the fun job of contacting everyone and get ideas on cost and opinions . thank you all again .
     
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    +1 on Rob Shepherd at M9 Guns in Salem. He's a top-notch 'smith and a great guy besides. His prices also are more than reasonable.
     
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    I don't know how close they are (or even where Salem is), but I've heard a lot of good things about Springer Precision.
     
  16. robctwo

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    Springer Precision is in Bend. I'm thinking of sending them a gun to Ionbond, they seem to be a new provider. I will only post this four more times if requested.
     
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    Let it fly!
     
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    I'll give another vote to Rob for local.
     
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    I sent a link to this thread and a note to Rob about all of this last night, and he said that he'd be glad to help in any way that he can. He's a class act and a fine gunsmith. His custom-built guns are something to see.

    For those who might be interested, here's a link to his website:

    http://www.m9guns.com/index.html
     
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    Those are some crazy looking guns!
     
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    Thanks for all the talk!
    Young Hunter: Feel free to contact me if there is anything I can do!
    www.m9guns.com
     
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    Bruce Gray.
     
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    Hey, Rob ... it's good to see you on the board. I hope that folks check out your work at the m9guns website -- all of it is quite impressive.
     
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