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Cerebrus
07-15-2010, 07:08
So I have been browsing their selection of builds and I have been fairly impressed price wise. I was just curious if anyone here actually owns one, or has had any experience with one?

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=FZ078

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=801

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=802

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=803

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=CSP800

bac1023
07-15-2010, 07:13
They build some great quality custom 1911s and Hi-Powers.

Rinspeed
07-15-2010, 07:50
I've never handled one but they certainly have a great reputation. I know a couple smiths that got their start by taking classes from Bill. There's a thread on LTW about the Trident.

KalashniKEV
07-15-2010, 18:02
It must be damn good work to turn an SA Mil Spec into a $2200 gun...

Hokie1911
07-15-2010, 18:09
It must be damn good work to turn an SA Mil Spec into a $2200 gun...

Yeah, that's what I was thinking while lurking on their website.

CAWDORRDL1
07-15-2010, 18:16
I have never handled any of their 1911's, but I did have them do some custom work on a Browning Hi-power that I had. It was the best gun I have owned and it was the BIGGEST MISTAKE I have ever made the day that I sold it. I have since bought a replacement Hi-power and have had more custom work done to it, but this time by Novak's. No other reason to change gunsmiths than my curiosity. But I am looking to buy a 1911 and have C&S do all of my custom work.

Thanks for listening to my 2 cents worth,
Roger

glock2740
07-15-2010, 18:39
They build quality stuff for sure. I've liked the Trident ever since I heard of it. I definately want to have a gun that has the Fail Zero treatment someday.

samuse
07-15-2010, 19:56
I have since bought a replacement Hi-power and have had more custom work done to it, but this time by Novak's.
Roger

Novak's does good work also. What did they do to your Hi-Power? I sent 'em one of mine for a gold bead front and black, wide notch rear and a little trigger job. I think they put a lighter mainspring in it. I want my 32 lb spring back.

CAWDORRDL1
07-16-2010, 10:43
The work that I had them do is similar to what I had C&S do for me. I had a strong side extended safety, No-Bite Tool steel hammer kit, reliability package, crown the barrel and their Lo-mount Three Dot Nite sites installed.

Everything came out great, the gun shoots both reliably, (which wasn't a prob to begin with) and is definitely accurate. I use it as my off duty.

Well, take care and good luck with your Hi-power and good luck to those that choose to have their 1911's done by a top notch gunsmith like both C&S and Novaks.

Roger

Cerebrus
07-17-2010, 08:17
They build quality stuff for sure. I've liked the Trident ever since I heard of it. I definately want to have a gun that has the Fail Zero treatment someday.


Unfortunately Failzero is no longer coating individual guns.. however one can buy this kit for a reasonable price..
http://www.failzero.com/productaquisition.html?page=shop.browse&category_id=2
Which is the route I think I will be going...

lawdog734
07-17-2010, 08:43
If I had the $$$ that trident looks awfully nice.