So after committingto this build (and paying for it) nearly 2 years ago I went up and took position of it today! It feels amazing in the hand and the fit is insanely tight. The attention to detail and build quality is stunning. After I picked it up I met up with brother BO308 (who my wife refers to as that guy you meet in parking lots with gun stuff) and got hooked up with a couple boxes of 45ACP brass...it’s like early Christmas! He told me it was the 2nd nicest 1911 trigger he’d ever felt and I know he knows his way around 1911s and has handled a ton of them... I’ve got 500ish rounds loaded up in my range bag and will put this thing through its paces first thing in the AM, can’t wait!!!

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That is one sweet looking blaster. Can I have it?

Looking forward to your range report tomorrow.  

Mojo/Mark
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It is a work of art.  Insanely tight now, great metal work and very well done checkering in all the right places.  I'm sure it'll be a great shooter, great trigger.  

Enjoy

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Put 500 rounds through it today...it’s a shooter. Magazines were not dropping freely but when I got home consulted with the builder, took some measurements of the extended magazine release and the lip on the button was on the long side and the release itself was on the short side (both only by a couple of thousandths). Under his guidance and after a few minutes with some 1500 grit sandpaper magazines are flying out. It had a hammer follow once at the 150 round mark and at the 350 mark a dead trigger. The gun is so tight even with an 18lb recoil spring it’s hanging up a hair just barely out of battery when loading the initial round from slide lock. By the end of the day it was getting better and was much easier to cycle the slide by hand. That’s what you get when you build to such tight tolerances with a trigger on the cusp of being too light...I figure in another 1000 rounds or so it will be smooth as butter and I’ll drop down to my regular 14lb recoil spring. 

As far as shooting it tracks amazing and is the softest feeling 45ACP 1911 I’ve ever shot. The front sight just bumps straight up and down even when I’m pushing .16-.18 splits. The checkering under the trigger guard and on the side of the frame really allow me to lock my support hand in and near down on the gun. I’m super stoked on how it handles. 

I got it zeroed and quickly pulled off the best 25 yard B8 I’ve ever shot. The high one was a called flinch...
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Great! I'm sure the issues will smooth out.  The pistol was very tight and had the best, light (non-duty) trigger I've ever used. 

Enjoy, no alibis now in future matches .

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Joined: 29 May 2008          Location: AZ

My question remains on the table.  Looks good brother.  Glad the glitches, which are probably a normal occurrence in such a custom build, seem to be relatively minor.   

Mojo/Mark
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Location: Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks)

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