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BayouGlocker
07-23-2010, 07:06
I live about 30 minutes away from Clark Custom guns, and have my entire life!!! :wow: If I'd have known the quality work he's known for, earlier in life.... Well, I probably never would have gotten a Glock... :whistling:

Anyways, after looking around his website, I'm thinking that I might get a SA GI 1911 to carry for a little while and get used to the platform.... And then maybe send it in to have it turned into one of these....

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/images/1911/Custom/Img_7539wlogo2W.jpg


Does anyone have the actual experience of shooting and carrying a Meltdown done by them?

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/meltdown.htm

glock2740
07-23-2010, 07:14
Clark. The old bar of soap melt job. :cool: I've always thought that the Clark 1911's were really cool looking. I'd love to shoot one someday.

Tactical black
07-23-2010, 07:43
That does look pretty nice. :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
07-23-2010, 07:43
dAYUMn,.....a bit TOO much melt!

Could have been a sweet weapon. :dunno:

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 10:54
Whoa, that looks like it's made of...

http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/zzplaydoh.jpg

pcc
07-23-2010, 11:05
I used to live closer to them than you do back in the late 80's, unfortunately I was a poor college student at the time and couldn't afford anything that they made. I gave one of their smiths racquetball lessons and they took me to the visit the shop a few times. Got to shoot some of their pistols and meet Mr. Clark and Jerry Miculek (sp?).

Great guns although their full melt doesn't appeal to me.

lawdog734
07-23-2010, 11:31
I like it.

BayouGlocker
07-23-2010, 14:19
dAYUMn,.....a bit TOO much melt!

Could have been a sweet weapon. :dunno:

It is an intense melt, but it's really unique. I'm wondering if blued or mat-black would "wear" the melt the same. I've not asked, but it looks like they take a stainless frame and slide and bead blast them?

I used to live closer to them than you do back in the late 80's, unfortunately I was a poor college student at the time and couldn't afford anything that they made. I gave one of their smiths racquetball lessons and they took me to the visit the shop a few times. Got to shoot some of their pistols and meet Mr. Clark and Jerry Miculek (sp?).

Great guns although their full melt doesn't appeal to me.

I am a poor college student!!! So, I'd have to get it done in steps... 1: Buy gun, 2: reliability package, 3: beavertail, hammer, sights, trigger, 4: decide if I really want it melted that far.

But I like it due to it's uniqueness, so we shall see... I'm gunna go in and ask if I they have one that I could see and feel before I ever had one taken that far.

faawrenchbndr
07-23-2010, 16:04
Yes looks to be either stainless bead blasted or hard chrome bead blasted

glock2740
07-23-2010, 16:40
OK, I'll be honest. I don't really care for it. Put a stainless trigger and hammer on it and some Horned Lizards on it and I LOVE IT! :supergrin:
:rofl:

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 16:47
OK, I'll be honest. I don't really care for it. Put a stainless trigger and hammer on it and some Horned Lizards on it and I LOVE IT! :supergrin:
:rofl:

You could hardchrome and throw Horned Lizards on a Taurus and you'd love it. :tongueout:

glock2740
07-23-2010, 16:50
You could hardchrome and throw Horned Lizards on a Taurus and you'd love it. :tongueout:
:animlol:You nailed that one on the head. :supergrin:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/HAMMERNAIL.jpg

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 16:57
:animlol:You nailed that one on the head. :supergrin:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/HAMMERNAIL.jpg

Although I'm with you. I will probably have LD HLs on every pistola I own moving forward.

KalashniKEV
07-23-2010, 18:06
That thing looks fake as ****.

Trey83
07-23-2010, 18:11
It looks very .......um.................errrrrrrr..................... "practical".

To be honest, it's a little over the top for me. It would be pretty damn boring if we all liked the exact same thing though.

glock2740
07-23-2010, 18:28
That thing looks fake as ****.
Clark Custom is very real my friend. They make great 1911's and have been for quite awhile and obviously are known for their ultimate melt jobs.

glock2740
07-23-2010, 18:33
http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/company.html

They've actually been around alot longer than I thought. I knew they had been doing the 1911 thing for quite awhile, but this was news to me.

faawrenchbndr
07-23-2010, 18:39
...... obviously are known for their ultimate melt jobs.

I'd say more like "attack of the belt sander" melt job.

Trey83
07-23-2010, 18:54
I'd say more like "attack of the belt sander" melt job.

You must have read the magazine quotes too :supergrin:. I am not entirely sure that was meant as a compliment.

faawrenchbndr
07-23-2010, 19:00
I like the looks of the Clark, I would just want a MILD, or for them a very slight melt job.
Kinda like the melt on the NEW Kimber CDP's

bac1023
07-23-2010, 19:09
Clark Custom does great work and all their stuff isn't that extreme either.

Trey83
07-23-2010, 19:36
I have always been a fan of Sig's SAS pistols. A 1911 with a similar melt job would be nice.

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 19:42
Clark Custom does great work and all their stuff isn't that extreme either.

Everyone has a different interpretation of "extreme". :whistling:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/hera_arms_1911_carbine-tfb.jpg

faawrenchbndr
07-23-2010, 19:44
:holysheep:

What is that?! :dunno:

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 19:48
I have always been a fan of Sig's SAS pistols. A 1911 with a similar melt job would be nice.

Me too. Love the .40 229 SAS with some Nils. Hotness.

:hearts:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p229sas-nill-right-full.jpg

BayouGlocker
07-23-2010, 19:50
Everyone has a different interpretation of "extreme". :whistling:

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/hera_arms_1911_carbine-tfb.jpg


I want one of those! For my Glock 19... :whistling:

:rofl:

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 19:51
:holysheep:

What is that?! :dunno:

Sort of looks like the forbidden lovechild of a 1911 and a Stormtrooper blaster.

BayouGlocker
07-23-2010, 19:54
Me too. Love the .40 229 SAS with some Nils. Hotness.

:hearts:

http://lundestudio.com/photos/p229sas-nill-right-full.jpg


Very nice... Sig's are definitely classy.

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 19:58
Very nice... Sig's are definitely classy.

Well....most of them are. :supergrin:

http://www.discountgunsales.com/images/P/sig238rainbow.jpg

BayouGlocker
07-23-2010, 20:05
:shakehead:

Cobra64
07-23-2010, 20:49
Clark. The old bar of soap melt job. :cool:

Ivory model.

http://lamyphoto.com/images/soaplg.jpg




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Rinspeed
07-23-2010, 20:58
Way too much melt for me but I must be out of the loop because I've never seen a Clark gun with that much material taken off. :dunno:

Hokie1911
07-23-2010, 21:02
Ivory model.

http://lamyphoto.com/images/soaplg.jpg



:animlol:

KalashniKEV
07-23-2010, 21:03
Clark Custom is very real my friend. They make great 1911's and have been for quite awhile and obviously are known for their ultimate melt jobs.

I wonder if I could bend the slide like superman if I tried?

I'll bet it would just snap.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/hera_arms_1911_carbine-tfb.jpg

What does that hold, like... 20 rounds?

Pass... even if stamps were free.

BuckyP
07-24-2010, 05:10
http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/images/1911/Custom/Img_7539wlogo2W.jpg


I like it! :supergrin:

I don't like sharp corners. Besides form follows function.

cdunn
07-24-2010, 08:37
I like it alot,there on the short list of things I'd like to have,only in 9mm and commander.go ahead and pick one up ,post alot of pictures and give a review.

BayouGlocker
07-24-2010, 10:57
I'll take things step by step, and post pics along the way. Right now, I still don't have the 1911 for the project. Hopefully I'll pick one up in the next couple weeks. Keep and shoot it as is for a month or two so I'll know exactly what I want or don't want to customize. Then, I'll start changing things.