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Posted: 2/16/2006 7:52:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 7:57:21 PM EDT by cgj]
Just got my Kimber Pro Carry back from 1911Builder working on it. This was pretty much a pistol in factory condition that didn't quite eat everything like a 1911 should.

Most of the usual things for a carry package. All the MIM stuff was replaced, mostly with Wilson parts. The feed ramp was cut and polished, barrel hood fitted to slide, slide to frame tightened up, breech face of slide lightly polished, and a set of Trijicon Novak sights were installed. Most of the fire control was replaced so I'll have to make do with this awesome trigger job

It had a pretty good de-burr feel in factory trim so none of that was necessary. The slide and controls were dropped in the park tank for a nice black finish. Haven't decided if the alloy frame should be re-finished. It's pretty good for now anyway.

Nice job Charles!




eta: almost forgot: lowered thumb safety from Gunsite. I'm addicted to them
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:30:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:37:45 AM EDT
Nice looking 1911.

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Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:39:57 AM EDT
Almost looks like a Glock, ha ha just kidding, it came out really nice, have you had a chance to shoot it yet?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:26:49 AM EDT
that came out looking very nice.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:42:53 AM EDT
Sweet piece.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:02:26 AM EDT
Very Nice. Now go shoot it.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:28:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By protozo1:
Almost looks like a Glock, ha ha just kidding, it came out really nice, have you had a chance to shoot it yet?



We met out at the range for a test run before the lowered safety and the park went on it. Worked great. I'm looking forward to the second breakin.
Cy
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:31:20 AM EDT
Sweet piece dude.
BTW, what kind of grips are those?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:58:44 AM EDT
Great Kimber! I love that park job.

Cheers,

kk7sm
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:07:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 8:38:36 AM EDT by cgj]

Originally Posted By RSF45:
Sweet piece dude.
BTW, what kind of grips are those?



Those are Falcon Ergo Grips. I got them from Midway. I like them, but I've always liked "plain old" walnut. They're comfortable, nothing really seems to improve on nice sharp checkering for solid non-slip, and they're pretty. The Ergos feel good. They don't feel as non slip but I'm going to see if I end up liking them. They seem superior for carry to walnut in that they are probably stronger and and must be reasonably impervious to weather, chemicals, etc. They look pretty good, in an evil black kind of way too.
Cy

eta: Yeah, I think EVERYTHING should be parked.

eta2: er, sentance structure!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:28:32 AM EDT
I had Charles tune up the trigger on one of my Springfields. He had the work done in no time and was very good at communicating with me the whole way through. He was even kind enough to buy me lunch!

Thanks, 1911builder!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:03:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XM17SBullpup:
Very Nice. Now go shoot it.




+1
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:57:37 PM EDT
Very nice. Now all we have to do is show Charles how to get more pics of his work on a photo hoster so we can drool over more of his work.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:53:15 PM EDT
Looks great.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:40:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
Very nice. Now all we have to do is show Charles how to get more pics of his work on a photo hoster so we can drool over more of his work.



I'm working on that part.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:25:20 PM EDT
CGJ thats a very nice 45.Charles does very good work he s also worked on my kimber
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 1:34:03 PM EDT
Very nice Indeed!
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