A 1911 day at the range, custom made

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A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby deadguy » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:11 am

This may be a bit boring to some of you because range reports usually are, unless something blew up or hot brass went down a lady's shirt causing her to rip it off. Sorry. Neither happened today.

A few weeks have passed since I received my MKIV Colt back from Lou at Business End Customs. Yesterday was my first opportunity to take it to the range, and I figured I would take a couple other 1911s along for the trip. Just so happens that these other 2 make it out for every range trip.

Ammo used was Federal brass, Federal aluminum, and Winchester brass; all FMJ, 230 grain 45acp.

First up was the BEC Colt. Lou did a fantastic job on this pistol. Most of the work requested was cosmetic, and it came back to me as good or better than I had expected from him. This pistol shot and fed just fine before sending it to him (other than a really bad trigger). In addition to the exterior work, he installed a new ignition set and worked the trigger over for a cleaner, lighter pull.

The Colt shot really well. Lou's rear sight is fantastic. The gun is just plain comfortable to shoot with no edges left unbeveled, and no parts hanging over where they shouldn't be. The checkering done by Pete Single allowed for a good grip while not being overly aggressive. 25lpi is perfect, IMO. The gun shot as well as expected without issue.

Overall, I am thrilled with Lou's work. Fit and finish on everything he touched is perfect.

The Chambers Custom WMG was up next. As usual, everything went well and shooting it was a blast.

The Rogers Precision Colt Commander finished out the group and, just like ther other 2, was a joy to shoot.

Each of these 1911s have a distinct feel to them. I am thrilled, and extremely fortunate, to have them and be able to carry and enjoy them. These ain't no safe queens. Lou, Joe and Chuck meant for these gats to be shot and carried. I'll be working the BEC into the rotation soon.

A few pics following the range session. Top to bottom: BEC, Rogers, Chambers

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L-R: Rogers, BEC, Chambers

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby Hand and Steel » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:15 am

Very nice collection, sir. Those are some great looking guns.
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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby hkguy » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:16 am

that is some fantastic steel sir!
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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby samuelrp » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:33 am

Wish I had been there, sounds like a great day!
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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby Tater » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:38 pm

Very nice.

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby YeeeahSteve » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:01 pm

I need to see them with the slides forward!

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby deadguy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:16 am

YeeeahSteve wrote:I need to see them with the slides forward!

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby deadguy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:30 pm

a few other pics form comparison

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby hkguy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:54 am

Very Nice!
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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby the925life » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:44 pm

I'm a 1911 rook...two of the trigger facings have holes milled for set screws, one does not. Why is this?

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby hkguy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:20 pm

the925life wrote:I'm a 1911 rook...two of the trigger facings have holes milled for set screws, one does not. Why is this?


the set screws are called over travel stops. two have them, one does not. they are used to set how far the trigger will travel once the sear has been released.
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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby the925life » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:37 pm

Understood, thanks. This option is strictly in the custom 1911 arena?

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Re: A 1911 day at the range, custom made

Postby hkguy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:19 pm

the925life wrote:Understood, thanks. This option is strictly in the custom 1911 arena?

mostly, some S&W PC revolvers have a over travel stops, its the little black nub on the back of the trigger in the pic below. I have not seen them on any other centerfire handguns. I have seen them on several competition .22 lr pistols tho.

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