Pic's of your 1911's

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  1. artymech66

    artymech66 New Member Supporting Member

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    Got my frame back from Doug Turnbull yesterday and finished putting my birthday present from my wife together last night. It turned out so nice I had to share it with you. This is my first "Custom Build" and the final results are better than I could have dreamed. I am still a working stiff so it will be the weekend before I can post a range report. By the way, the grips are by our friend "Woodnut".

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  2. artymech66

    artymech66 New Member Supporting Member

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    For anyone interested here is an update. It appears that I put things together in their proper order. I took my new treasure to the range and fired 10 rounds at the 7 yard line to get a grouping (11:00 high just outside center). Moved to the 25 yard line and commenced to shoot 150 rounds of various loads without a hich-up. No FTF or FTF, this is one sweet pistol to shoot. Even though this is a full size pistol, it feels good on my hip. I have an IWB holster from Tucker Leather that works great. I spent a lot of time involved with IPSC shooting, letting others do the gunsmithing for me, this one is mine and it makes me proud.
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  3. mesinge2

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  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ARTY, very nice! I really like it and the grips are sweet!

    And mesinge2, you are slowly building that collection up! It wont be long now!
  5. mesinge2

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    I have revolveritis and 1911itis and at my latest GunSmith appointment he said it was incurable.

    How can I resist? :D
  6. Double D

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    Oh how well I understand....
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    I wanted to toot Carls horn a little bit again by showing off the TFF grips I got from him this weekend. I have been wanting a set but hadnt yet pulled the trigger so to speak. I got home and decided to put them on my desert eagle commander and well, I will let them speak for themselves. This is the second set of grips I have bought from Carl and it wont be my last......

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  8. ozo

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    Wow.....they even make that Magnum Research look good !
  9. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I put them on a few different guns before this and when I got to the desert eagle, pow! I knew that was the one! I like grips with more texture in them than these, but I have to say, I really like these. You would almost think Carl knew what he was doing if you didnt know any better....;)
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    Nice......hmmm,I've seen them grips before......nice Carl
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    Yeah...almost !

    They just fit that DE....
  12. Shooter45

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    Those grips make the DE stand out.
  13. artymech66

    artymech66 New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Ozo, I really like how those grips turned out, I got a lot of compliments at the range last week. I talked with Carl (several emails actually) today and he will be making another set of grips for me. This time without all the embelishments. I have picked out the wood and now it is time for him to do his magic.
  14. Double D

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    Carl gave a short class on how he makes his grips while we were at the cookout. After seeing the large amount of work and craftsmanship that goes into making each set, I decided the best way for me to make my grips was to dial his number and order them.
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    My small collection, just got the Nickel Colt last week, year 1912!

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