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Posted: 9/4/2003 11:56:07 PM EDT
Anyone know a good 1911 gunsmith in Arizona? Preferably in the Phoenix Metro or East Valley area...

I know AzExArms does refinishing and rebuilding AR's and AK's, but I don't know if Derek does 1911 trigger work..Well Derek, do ya?

I have a Colt Commander that needs a bit of creep taken out of the trigger pull..Not much, but it's beyond my scope of knowledge...

Link Posted: 9/5/2003 2:43:38 AM EDT
so many guys do 1911s that I never bought the fixtures for doing the trigger jobs.

Try Derek at Accuracy Speaks at Rio Salado, he's a 1911 nut.

D.
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 3:13:08 AM EDT
Nelson Ford
www.thegunsmith.com
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 5:10:08 AM EDT
I also recommend Nelson Ford.Someone on 1911 forum told me about him and he worked on my Colt right there while I waited.He's a great guy and and an honest gunsmith.His phone # is (602)992-0050 The Gunsmith Inc.He just got into computers recently so don't bother emailing him as you probably won't get a response.He will pick up the phone and talk to you, though.Ted Yost is in Tempe now but I'm not sure if he he has a long wait list.His # is (480) 804-1911.
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 4:22:45 PM EDT
1911 heaven in the yellow book.

I have not used them as I screw up my own guns.

Then I can only blame myself.
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 4:36:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2003 4:54:52 PM EDT by tfod]
I bought a "Thoroughbred" from 1911-Heaven. Big mistake. Sent it to Gemini-Customs just to have it made usable so I could sell it without feeling guilty.

Need further reference, check with The Armory or Bear Arms. I am not quoting or speaking for them, but swing by and see what their staff has to say. I used to shop there... never again.

I am thinking Ted Yoast for some work that needs done.

Link Posted: 9/5/2003 9:06:57 PM EDT
I called Nelson Ford and Ted Yost today. Nelson wants $109 for a basic trigger job with a 4-6 week turn around (Or sooner if you pay up front) and Ted has a 2 month turn around because they just moved and need to set up shop and his price is $89 to $125 depending on what it needs....
Link Posted: 9/5/2003 9:28:30 PM EDT
CORY, RYAN, RUSSELL, ARE YOU SEEING THESE PRICES!?

I DON'T CHARGE ENOUGH! THAT'S WHY I CAN DO WORK "WHILE YOU WAIT".

gRRRRR.

D.
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 5:59:30 AM EDT
Gadson, how much do you charge for a complete dehorn job on a stainless 1911?
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 5:50:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2003 5:54:37 PM EDT by TWHaz]
Hell just do a google seach on 1911 trigger job and see what you get.

If you screw it up, you can get replacement parts from Brownells catalog.

Unless you get a good reference on a compitent person, just butcher it yourself.

The prices quoted above are way to high for a 1911 trigger job. They keep your pistol 4 weeks or longer to do a 1 to 2 hour job to justify overcharging you.

You might check the Brownells catalog for a pre tuned trigger group at the wieght you want for a good price.

It ain't rocket science.
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 6:48:20 PM EDT
I've heard good things about Big Bore.
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 7:01:25 PM EDT
.. The finest 1911 smithy in the Valley:

HAMMOND's CUSTOM GUNS
Guy Hammond
619 S. Pandora,
Gilbert, AZ, 85296
Link Posted: 9/6/2003 10:33:25 PM EDT
Derek, no your prices are great.

Back to Az_Redneck..
If you're just looking to reduce some creep, give it a shot yourself, do some research online. If it's your personal defense gun, have a licensed gunsmith do it.

-luke
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 7:26:14 AM EDT
Give BigBore a call 602-923-1416. The guy's name is Gordon I believe. The store's over by Bell and 29th street.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 6:53:18 AM EDT
Nelson Ford has not allways been as these guys claim. Don't want to slam anyone here, but be advised. IM Mail me for details if interested.
Link Posted: 9/10/2003 3:53:00 PM EDT
Bigbore in North Phoenix. Address posted above. Gordon has worked on a few 1911's for me. Very good work and fair prices.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 9:54:10 PM EDT
Gordon Phallus is a ripoff artist! I won't do business with that shithead ever again! He charged me $38 for a freaking Ed Brown $15 plunger tube (just the part)! Just check out his website...he hates the words "guarantee" and "warranty".
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 2:22:21 PM EDT
bigborecustom.com/


I don't see the link to this comment and the website. Am I missing something?

ct602



mylhou­se wrote

"Just check out his website...he hates the words "guarantee" and "warranty". "

Link Posted: 9/15/2003 7:13:13 PM EDT
I think it is the lack of warranty, and the lack of garuntee that is implied.
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 8:29:40 PM EDT
Just go ahead and ask the Phallus if he warrantees any of his pistols and see what he says!
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