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  1. #11
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    Reliability with a wide variety of ammunition is the most important consideration for me.
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    Primary and Secondary recently had a "modcast" on the 1911 and had several well known makers on it. They discussed what you are asking and this video may give some perspective. The Youtube video is pretty long, but i caught the beginning of it on Spreaker driving home from work yesterday. From what i hear some pretty good stuff. Spreaker is good to listen to this if you dont want the video (it's free)

    Some pretty heavy hitters in the industry share their perspective/experience

    Joe Chambers of Chambers Custom
    Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts
    Tim Herron of Tim Herron Shooting
    Dave Laubert of Defensive Creations LLC
    Chuck Pressburg of Presscheck Consulting
    AJ Zito of Practical Performance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_NrooMVMms

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    I know that I want the person carving on my 1911 to be a 1911 guy. It is necessary but not sufficient for you to be mechanically competent. If I’m telling you how my gun is shooting and how I’d like it to shoot and you don’t get what I’m talking about I’m moving on to someone who “gets it”.

    If I tell you what I like and dislike about a particular 1911 out there, will you know what I’m talking about? People buying full house customs have very specific requirements and you need to speak their language.

    I think most serious 1911 smiths have a lot of trigger time on the platform. If you don’t have that you should get it before starting your business.

    You’ll know what people need because you’ll have first hand knowledge from running the platform.
    Last edited by JiminAZ; 01-16-19 at 16:09.

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    ^Exactly.

    Gunsmith? Whatevers dude. You ain't gettin' anywhere close to my 1911 if you're not a 1911 guy, like that's all you do.

    1911s are almost a black art and take intimate, passionate understanding to really build a true custom that's ready to go to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17K View Post
    1911s are almost a black art and take intimate, passionate understanding to really build a true custom that's ready to go to work.
    Yep. Kinda like Colt DA revolvers only not as bad.

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