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Met 1911 Tuner

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by kart racer, Jan 6, 2005.

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  1. kart racer

    kart racer Member

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    Anybody that gets a chance, needs to meet this man.I met him today and can truly say he is rarity in todays world.He took all the time and answered and explained in easy to understand terms all my questions.It's a good feeling knowing there is someone w/his knowledge close by.Believe whoever ya want about 1911's,but I know who really knows.Once again,a big thanks to tuner-I'm sure I wore out my welcome by the time I left today,but sure have a better understanding of how a 1911 works.Thanks again-if I can do anyhting for ya let me know.
     
  2. R.H. Lee

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    What about the turbo coffee? Ya didn't mention the turbo coffee. Does he have a special machine? Does he grind his own beans? Does he drink it black like God intended, or does he {{horrors}} pollute it with those flavored creamers that come in little packages? :confused:
     
  3. kart racer

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    coffee

    I'm not much of a coffee drinker,so I'd be lying if I said I knew.There was a coffe maker w/what looked like an old detroit blower on it :D though.
     
  4. 1911Tuner

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    Now Joe...Go on and tell the good folks about my welcomin' committee. :eek:
    Woofwoofwoofwoofwoofwoofwoof!

    Riley...I couldn't get him to go near my coffee. Wise lad... :D
     
  5. ken grant

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    Loved my visit with Tuner,Kelie,collies and yorkie. Time sure does fly by when you are enjoying yourself.
    Wish I lived nearby, I would try to bleed Tuner dry of info and not just about 1911s :D
     
  6. kart racer

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    woof woof

    Yeah,he doesn't have to worry about anybody gettin' in his house,they'd never make it past the dogs or the guard cats..
     
  7. ken grant

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    Even got along with the Turbo Cofee :neener:
     
  8. 1911Tuner

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    Labs and Collies and a Yorkie, oh my!

    Ken...We've added another slipper gnawin' critter to the crew. Bobby is 13 weeks old. His mama was a Chiuahua mix, and his daddy was a Scottish Terrier. Bobby was the runt and tops the scales at a monstrous 2 pounds 3 ounces...but he thinks he's 10 feet tall and bulletproof. So black ya can't see him in the Collies' shadows.

    That brings us to 9. Still tryin' to place the Pit/Lab/Boxer pup that I picked up
    on the road last June... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jammer Six

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    It would be good to have someone like Tuner close by, but North Dakota, or North Carolina, or wherever it is (somewhere east of Idaho, so what does it really matter?) is most definitely NOT close by!

    He lives so far away that when he fixed my slide, it came back with jet lag. :what:

    Hey, Tuner! [whisper] Starbucks! [/whisper]
     
  10. 19112XS

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    A visit to Tuner's is majic. He is very knowledgeable and patient. If your lucky he'll even add an extra scoop to the brew. His turbo coffee makes Starbucks taste like "ruint water."
     
  11. JeffC

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    LOL....
     
  12. 1911Tuner

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    It's the talkin' Collies that make the trip worthwhile. I could charge admission. :D
     
  13. Billy Sparks

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    When I visited I had to talk myself out of taking a collie home....Look honey I traded a Springfield for a collie....sigh
     
  14. 1911Tuner

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    Billy! If you're in the market for a dog, hit the link and go to available Collies.
    There are three new arrivals that are great dogs. Sarge...the Blue Merle...
    stole everybody's heart. His owner had to go do a tour in Iraq, and he put his dog in rescue. I'll donate a 50-pound bag of food if you'll go get one of my Collies... :cool:
     
  15. ken grant

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    Sandra will come and get the Yorkie if Kelie will let it go. :D
     
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    If I had not promised my dog that she would be the only dog for a while I would in a heart beat.
     
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    I'd very much like to meet Tuner, but he might as well be in East Jerusalem he's so far away. Does he have a slow Southern drawl, and look at ya with kinda squinty eyes with his head cocked sideways?
     
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    Had me some of that Turbo coffee today. Not too bad. I would've gone for a second cup but they couldn't pry me off of the ceiling. The caffeine load gave Fed168 a headache... :eek:

    I'll second what everyone else says here. 1911Tuner is a stand up guy and I've come to regard him very highly. Although, he couldn't talk me out of my Rand... but boy did he try. :eek:
     
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    Yesterday, KMKeller thorougly rocked my world when he walked in and laid on my table what is without question the nicest Remington Rand that I've ever
    seen. At first, I thought it might be an arsenal refinish...but I'm not so sure
    now that I've regained my composure and thought about it a little. I'd rate the gun a solid 99.5% issue...No joke.

    I begged...I cried...I made a perfectly ridiculous offer on the gun, but he wouldn't budge. I threatened to set my dogs on him...which was funny, since they were all sittin' around his feet and takin' turns layin' their chins in his lap...like they'd known him for years. Yep...Bona fide attack Collies... :rolleyes:

    Looks like Fed168 will be comin' back soon to get his wheelie slicked up. :cool: Did ya notice how his eyes glazed over when he handled my Smiths? :D You come too! Bring my Rand back with ya!
     
  20. KMKeller

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    Will do. Those wheelies were sweet. Best single action trigger I've ever felt on any guns. And that .41 Mag was VERY tempting.
     
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    Folks that can't make the pilgrimage to 1911Tuner's home really are missing something - and I don't necessarily mean the turbo-coffee and assorted furry (more and less) four- and three legged critters. The coffee is good (and please, don't let's start another discussion of Starbucks!), but the advice and wisdom is exceptional. Tuner and Kellie seem to get a goodly number of visits from forum members; pilgrims with little-to-no idea of what they're doin' (me) to those that do. Everybody reports that they enjoyed the visit, learned something, and were asked to take a dog with'em. Everybody appreciates the world-class hospitaliity. Now that's what I call real community.

    Maybe it'd be worthwhile to ship Tuner around the country, turbo-coffe and all. Well, maybe with only two collies. Do you hear me Springfield?
     
  22. ken grant

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    !911 Tuner

    I would like to see a set of "TUNER'S COMMENTARIES" such as Jeff Cooper has.
    He has posted enought over the years that they would last a long time.
    Of course,that is if he has managed to save them :neener:
     
  23. 1911Tuner

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    Everybody reports that they enjoyed the visit, learned something, and were asked to take a dog with'em.
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    Well..I pride myself on my hospitality, but I can't get rid of that dang dog to save my bacon! Looks like somebody would take pity on me sooner or later... :p

    Come on! Help me out here guys! He really is a good little guy, and probably won't hit 50 pounds in his lifetime. :cool:
     
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    Always learn something new and interesting. The coffee isn't for the weak of heart, and the 18 lb attack cat was on the prowl.

    Yes, the slick, slick triggers.....
     
  25. 1911Tuner

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    Pssst! Fed! Snitch that Rand and bring it to me and I'll tweak your Smith and GIVE ya that Model 58...AND I'll throw in one of those 1991-A1s...AND a few magazines. :evil:
     
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