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Russ424
07-27-2010, 14:03
What I have here is my opinion of the best carry .45. It is a kimber 4 inch bullbarrel lightweight commander that I had Dave at www.dvsmallarms.com (http://www.dvsmallarms.com) bobtail and put a single sided safety on for less printing. I just got it back after only a 6 week turn around time. I haven't shot it yet since getting it back but, plan to soon. I just put on my Haken Pek custom grips and decided to take some pics.

Anyway, on to the gun porn. (my digital camera is probally older then me, so excuse the clarity)

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx77/russ424/My%20guns/004.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx77/russ424/My%20guns/003.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx77/russ424/My%20guns/002.jpg

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx77/russ424/My%20guns/001.jpg

Wade-19
07-27-2010, 15:10
Looks great . Dave did this one for me.
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/75068e7c.jpg
I sold it to have this built
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/a90fdb26.jpg

Hokie1911
07-27-2010, 15:11
Looks great . Dave did this one for me.
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/75068e7c.jpg
I sold it to have this built
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/75068e7c.jpg

What the hell did you bother doing that for? :rofl:

faawrenchbndr
07-27-2010, 15:11
Those are BOTH sweet looking Kimbers!


Congrats!

Wade-19
07-27-2010, 15:13
I fixed it Hokie . Dang IPhone !!!

Wade-19
07-27-2010, 15:15
Dave may not be well known, but he does great work . His turn around time is quick and his prices are reasonable.

Hokie1911
07-27-2010, 15:16
I fixed it Hokie . Dang IPhone !!!

Haha, sorry....couldn't resist. Dude, that still is the sexiest CBOB I have ever seen....hands down. :faint:

CMG
07-27-2010, 15:24
Looks like quality work. I'm sure you'll get along great!

I'm not a fan of bob-tails, just don't feel right in my hands, but they are really popular right now.

Wade-19
07-27-2010, 15:37
I like the Hakans also. He did these for my CZs
http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/Wade-19/d1300e3c.jpg

rsxr22
07-27-2010, 17:00
looks like some good work

Don-wayne
07-27-2010, 19:07
Dave tricked out my STI trojan and did a fantastic job. His work was flawless and his turn around was fast.

glock2740
07-27-2010, 19:13
Congrats! Looks great.

pilsbury
07-27-2010, 19:24
Very nice. Congrats.

drc767
07-27-2010, 19:50
Nice pistol....I have two of Dave Helton prepped 5" 1911's with Bobtails (one in .38 Super and one in .45) and have one Kimber Ultra Elite (Gen 1) pistol at his shop right now. Dave does nice work, is affordable and fairly decent turn-around times, although he has kind of piled up right now.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Helton45004.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Helton45006.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/DSC04929.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/DSC04930.jpg

Hokie1911
07-27-2010, 19:58
He did a sweet job on that snakeskin on Wade's PC. That looks really good.

Russ424
07-28-2010, 04:22
Yea Dave used to be a great little known pistol smith but, he is quickly becoming more popular. I love the work he did on my CDP

KalashniKEV
07-28-2010, 06:37
Ha... I thought it got seized by customs or something...

lawdog734
07-28-2010, 08:04
Nice pistol....I have two of Dave Helton prepped 5" 1911's with Bobtails (one in .38 Super and one in .45) and have one Kimber Ultra Elite (Gen 1) pistol at his shop right now. Dave does nice work, is affordable and fairly decent turn-around times, although he has kind of piled up right now.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Helton45004.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Helton45006.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/DSC04929.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/DSC04930.jpg
Very nice

Russ424
07-28-2010, 13:51
Nice pistol....I have two of Dave Helton prepped 5" 1911's with Bobtails (one in .38 Super and one in .45) and have one Kimber Ultra Elite (Gen 1) pistol at his shop right now. Dave does nice work, is affordable and fairly decent turn-around times, although he has kind of piled up right now.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Helton45004.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Helton45006.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/DSC04929.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/DSC04930.jpg

I like those grips on the Baer. :cool:

drc767
07-28-2010, 14:31
I like those grips on the Baer. :cool:

That is not a Baer....just a Baer Premier slide on a Caspian frame. Dave actually built this pistol for himself, but I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to buy it from him. The grips are slimline VZ Operators. It is a real nice shooter.

Russ424
07-29-2010, 04:26
That is not a Baer....just a Baer Premier slide on a Caspian frame. Dave actually built this pistol for himself, but I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to buy it from him. The grips are slimline VZ Operators. It is a real nice shooter.

After a closer look I do see the caspian frame. :wavey: I do really like those grips. :cool:

bac1023
07-29-2010, 04:55
Great pics!

Those guys have done some nice work. :)

bladeandbarrel
08-02-2010, 12:35
DV has a spotty reputation among some folks. I would say do not expect "high end" quality at "low end" prices and you probably will be happy. Certainly better than Fusion.

(Yes I have owned a few DV customs)..Dealing with Dave can be surreal at times.