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GJ1981
12-22-2010, 13:46
I've been waiting on this one and finally got the call. It turned out pretty sweet, but I'll pass judgment on it after I get to the range. It isn't stupid tight, it can be racked very easily, which is good. The bushing however is extremely tight.

My camera battery went dead on me so I'll take some nicer pics later.


Specs:

Custom fit slide(GI Vertical serrations ) to national match frame
Custom fit match Kart barrel & EGW thick flange bushing and plug
Vickers action components(ring hammer)
10-8 flat trigger
EGW slide stop w/FBI nub
Tuned for total reliability
Pinned extended ejector
Extra Fitted extractor
GI recoil system
Custom fit beavertail grip safety tuned for max sensitivity
Extended thumb safety, non ambi
Low mount 10-8 U-notch (.140”) rear sight
Dovetail ramped front tritium sight w/white OL
Heinie Magwell opened to max
Chen MS housing
Ion Bond DLC entire pistol
“Golf Ball” Grip Treatment
“Radical Carry Bevel” complete pistol
10-8 mag release
Ball cuts



Crappy pic for now

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Spats McGee
12-22-2010, 13:49
:wow:

Beautiful! Let us know how it shoots.

knedrgr
12-22-2010, 13:50
That's right up there with Wade's pistol. Congrats man.

Quack
12-22-2010, 13:51
hunk of junk....send it to me :supergrin:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-22-2010, 13:51
very nice :)

GJ1981
12-22-2010, 13:59
hunk of junk....send it to me :supergrin:

Since you put it like that,but on second thought, I'll keep my clunker

awpk03s
12-22-2010, 14:01
Wow.. just wow. That is amazing.

Hokie1911
12-22-2010, 14:19
Looks sweeeeet..........well, then I look at the trigger. :faint:

Hokie1911
12-22-2010, 14:20
That magwell looks most excellent. :thumbsup:

thecableguy
12-22-2010, 14:21
That's right up there with Wade's pistol. Congrats man.

Same thing that came to my mind. Of course this one is it's big brother. Congrats man. Let us know how she shoots.

RMA
12-22-2010, 14:22
Bro that is one sweet 1911. You sure know how to spec out the right pistol when it comes to the 1911's. Let us know how it shoots compared to your other 1911's.

Tactical black
12-22-2010, 14:31
Congrats that turned out nice. :cool:

BlayGlock
12-22-2010, 15:58
That thing might be the sexiest 1911 ever.

MADBMW
12-22-2010, 16:03
Congrats buddy, that turned out beautiful! Very nice list of specs, I expecially like the finish.

glock2740
12-22-2010, 16:33
Congrats! Turned out very nice. What kind of grips are those? They go with the golfball really well.

Wade-19
12-22-2010, 16:35
That looks great. I really like the mag well.

GJ1981
12-22-2010, 17:25
What kind of grips are those? They go with the golfball really well.

These are Nighthawks G10 golfball grip. I had a set laying around and figured they'd go perfect here. SA smoothed/rounded them out, which was unexpected but a nice touch.


Thanks to all, I'm not the best with taking pictures, but here are a few. No matter how hard I try my GSD's hair always shows up where I don't want it.

I may try a few outside when the ice stops.


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Hokie1911
12-22-2010, 17:31
Damn man, that carry bevel looks goooooooooooooooooooooood with the IonBond. If I ever have anything refinished.....IonBond it is. :thumbsup:

GJ1981
12-22-2010, 17:34
I wasn't sure what to think of IB, but I do like it on this one. It reminds me of parkerizing somewhat.

Not sure if I'm going to use it on my two-tone build or not yet, need to make up my mind soon though.

awpk03s
12-22-2010, 19:04
I really love the way that build looks. The all-black is sharp. I am seriously leaning towards having my NH Tactical Carry done in all IonBond Diamond Black.

glock2740
12-22-2010, 19:20
What do you think about the radical bevel? I'm sending my TRP to SACS next week and that's on the list of things to be done. But in Sept. they raised the price from $220 to $450! That's a steep rise in cost. Mine is a SS TRP and part of the cost is beadblating it a nice satin/matte, but it doesn't look like much more of a bevel than my Kimber CDP.

GJ1981
12-22-2010, 19:37
I really love the way that build looks. The all-black is sharp. I am seriously leaning towards having my NH Tactical Carry done in all IonBond Diamond Black.

I've always wanted one all black, it is a sweet setup. Wasn't your NH the one that had some rust forming? Are they giving you the option for the DB as a replacement?




What do you think about the radical bevel? I'm sending my TRP to SACS next week and that's on the list of things to be done. But in Sept. they raised the price from $220 to $450! That's a steep rise in cost. Mine is a SS TRP and part of the cost is beadblating it a nice satin/matte, but it doesn't look like much more of a bevel than my Kimber CDP.


I'd compare it to the CDP. One of the CDP's had a much more aggressive rounding, but SA's would be comparable to the milder one (I think the current CDP's are the mild ones).

I like the RC, I was lucky to get it under the older pricing. I'm not sure I'd do it again at the new rates though. I went crazy with mine so I figured you only live once, if you like it, I'd get it.

glock2740
12-22-2010, 19:42
I think I'm gonna go ahead and get it.

GJ1981
12-22-2010, 19:45
:thumbsup:

I think it's more noticeable on SS or brighter finish

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5087658420_92fc5628ef_z.jpg

Road Dog
12-22-2010, 19:46
Very nice. That first pic looks like it has an old style half moon front sight.

RD

proactive
12-22-2010, 19:50
Outstanding! :rock:

samuse
12-22-2010, 20:25
That looks really good. About the vertical serrations: did you have a longer wait and/or charged extra for them?

I asked about vertical serrations on my S.A. Custom and they said a 3 or 4 month extra wait and I believe $200 extra.

I went with the slanted...

GJ1981
12-22-2010, 20:31
About the vertical serrations: did you have a longer wait and/or charged extra for them?

I asked about vertical serrations on my S.A. Custom and they said a 3 or 4 month extra wait and I believe $200 extra.


I was told it could add 6 months to my build time but that wasn't the case.

I think it added around $125 for the VS's on my actual price, I think MSRP was $185-200. I did two Custom Carry's at the same time, so maybe I got a package price.

It is high for what they are, but I said screw it and just splurged.

glock2740
12-22-2010, 20:32
:thumbsup:

I think it's more noticeable on SS or brighter finish

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5087658420_92fc5628ef_z.jpg
That's a picture I've seen from 1911forum that I've sent to Dave at the SACS. Good looking gun.

bac1023
12-22-2010, 20:34
Congrats! :cool:

It looks very nice.

MADBMW
12-22-2010, 20:55
I really must say that after having a second look, that ion bond looks really really good.

awpk03s
12-23-2010, 15:47
I've always wanted one all black, it is a sweet setup. Wasn't your NH the one that had some rust forming? Are they giving you the option for the DB as a replacement?

Yes, my NH Tactical Carry was corroding the hard chrome on the butt of the frame/MSH. Nighthawk would re-chrome it absolutely free of charge, no questions asked after the pictures I sent them. However, I found it hard to believe that there was something wrong with the job that Metaloy did when finishing it the first time, and if I had issues with it as an IWB CCW gun after less than 6 months, I had to assume I'd have the same issues later on again. So I opted to have the entire pistol done in Ionbond Diamond Black. There's a charge associated, which I can understand because while Metaloy would rechrome it under warranty, going to IonBond has a cost - and I'm okay with that. I'm convinced when it comes back it's going to be a super sweet setup.

nolt
12-23-2010, 15:56
awesome gun man

GJ1981
12-23-2010, 16:10
Yes, my NH Tactical Carry was corroding the hard chrome on the butt of the frame/MSH. Nighthawk would re-chrome it absolutely free of charge, no questions asked after the pictures I sent them. However, I found it hard to believe that there was something wrong with the job that Metaloy did when finishing it the first time, and if I had issues with it as an IWB CCW gun after less than 6 months, I had to assume I'd have the same issues later on again. So I opted to have the entire pistol done in Ionbond Diamond Black. There's a charge associated, which I can understand because while Metaloy would rechrome it under warranty, going to IonBond has a cost - and I'm okay with that. I'm convinced when it comes back it's going to be a super sweet setup.

That sucks, but hopefully it all works out for you.

I have to say, I have considered switching from HC on one of my pending 1911's, but I'm going to just see what happens.

awpk03s
12-23-2010, 16:13
That sucks, but hopefully it all works out for you.

I have to say, I have considered switching from HC on one of my pending 1911's, but I'm going to just see what happens.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to love the blackout look and wear/corrosion resistance when it comes back. Lots of guys carry and have great luck with HC, but just not me apparently. No biggie.

Rinspeed
12-23-2010, 17:47
Yes, my NH Tactical Carry was corroding the hard chrome on the butt of the frame/MSH.




Sorry but MD357 says hard chrome doesn't rust so you must be lying. :dunno:

20South
12-23-2010, 17:55
That is a beautiful piece! Congrats! It turned out very nice.

MD357
12-23-2010, 23:35
THAT is a gorgeous 1911.

GJ1981
12-24-2010, 11:08
I was able to hit the range for a quick trip, didn't shoot as much as I planned though. I had a nasty headache, either the vents weren't working that well or it was just me.

Fair warning, I didn't really proofread this so...

I might do a more in-depth range report when I get a few hundred more rounds through this. I thought about doing a "vs" range day when my Enforcer shows up, but I'm not sure yet.

I only shot 150 rounds last night. I am planning to evaluate all my new pistols with a different set of standards. I broke my rules with a pistol before, don't know why...stupidity or pride I guess.

I had two issues with this pistol, Tripp Cobras didn't seat properly twice causing a FTF, a quick tap resolved the issue. It seems the basepad on these mags, and I'm sure Wilson ETM's would do the same, are longer and hit the magwell causing the mag to not seat properly. It should be a simply fix.

The second issue was the slide stop is very tight on the pin. I did a quick field strip out of boredom and had trouble getting it back in. I was worried about an idiot scratch so I removed the thumb safety to get the SS back into be safe. Never had this issue before...

When I went to load a round the SS seemed to hangup for a second; took a good amount of force to get it to release. I couldn't replicate it so I'm not sure it's an issue or not.

As far as accuracy, it shoots as good as it looks, IMO. It hit exactly where it was aimed. A buddy was able to put 7 out of 8 through one hole a 10-12 yards offhand. I came close but haven't been shooting that well lately.

I may be a bit premature saying this, but the Ionbond is tough. It reminds me of parkerizing in that it is rough and seems to soak up oil. I've had pistols show wear on the barrel hood inside of a magazine or two. My pistol has not developed marks anywhere on the barrel yet, and a few marks I thought I had wiped right off. I'm going to push this pistol pretty hard, so I'll find out if IB is hype or not.

The only complaint I have on this pistol is the trigger; it is a little soft feeling. I like my 1911's to have a crisp feel to them. I know the Custom Carry's have 19# mainsprings, not sure if bumping up to a 23#, like the Pro, would make a difference or this feel is from the trigger job itself?

Overall I am very happy with this pistol after a previous pistol that had several issues, which I should have up and running soon. I read that 1911's are hard to maintain, heavy, finicky, and are no good since they only hold 9 rounds. I guess I'll be at a disadvantage when I start carrying this pistol :supergrin:

A few new pics, still learning on my camera and lighting:

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And a group hug photo

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thecableguy
12-24-2010, 11:15
:drool: man that thing is just beautiful. Looking forward to reading how the Ionbond holds up.

Wade-19
12-24-2010, 12:15
That gun is beautiful. I am glad the Custom shop puts more effort in thier full builds than they do the little jobs . My Springer went there before it went to Chuck, and he had to redo pretty much all the work I had them do. He was really surprised when I told him who had done the work . That was a $400 write off .

GJ1981
12-24-2010, 13:00
That gun is beautiful. I am glad the Custom shop puts more effort in thier full builds than they do the little jobs . My Springer went there before it went to Chuck, and he had to redo pretty much all the work I had them do. He was really surprised when I told him who had done the work . That was a $400 write off .

I can't remember if it was here or one of the 1911 sites, but I do remember reading something about your pistol.

I am having a smaller job done on a GI at SA that I hope ends up fine, but I'll see soon enough.

The only thing I have a problem with this one is the feel of my trigger. I'm not sure is the MS weight is part of it or not. From previous Pro's I've owned/shot, my trigger does feel off. Not a big deal yet, I'll see how it plays out.

I still love your Mil-Spec, turned out awesome.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-24-2010, 14:05
Yes, my NH Tactical Carry was corroding the hard chrome on the butt of the frame/MSH. Nighthawk would re-chrome it absolutely free of charge, no questions asked after the pictures I sent them. However, I found it hard to believe that there was something wrong with the job that Metaloy did when finishing it the first time, and if I had issues with it as an IWB CCW gun after less than 6 months, I had to assume I'd have the same issues later on again. So I opted to have the entire pistol done in Ionbond Diamond Black. There's a charge associated, which I can understand because while Metaloy would rechrome it under warranty, going to IonBond has a cost - and I'm okay with that. I'm convinced when it comes back it's going to be a super sweet setup.

This is why I won't carry my Custom Operator, even though I want to very badly. I kinda wish now that I had gone with Black T or something similiar... Something like that can be redone periodically if I wasn't happy with general wear. But taking plating off is a harsh process, and they already had to do it once when my gun came in new with a scratch on it already.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-24-2010, 14:09
fix.

The second issue was the slide stop is very tight on the pin. I did a quick field strip out of boredom and had trouble getting it back in. I was worried about an idiot scratch so I removed the thumb safety to get the SS back into be safe. Never had this issue before...

Every springer I have ever owned has been like that. On mine, I put this little piece of plastic I bought to protect the frame. It hooks onto the mag release, and protects the finish while ya push the slide stop in. Then I pull it out. I also have to use a Small screwdriver to push that pin in before I can full seat the slide stop.

My brown isn't that hard to get in. With my wrap around pachmeyers, it's a pain too. I have to take my grips off in order to use that small plastic device to protect the frame from an idiot scratch

GJ1981
12-24-2010, 15:00
This is why I won't carry my Custom Operator, even though I want to very badly. I kinda wish now that I had gone with Black T or something similiar...

I have to say, I am keeping one build in HC but I am planning to switch to NP3 on another.

I'm still going to give HC a chance, I figure NP3 still looks great and performs well too.

Every springer I have ever owned has been like that.

I've had just the opposite, this is the first one this tight. I've tried the card/plastic under the SS, which works well. I was recently told about removing the thumb safety, works pretty well so far too.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-24-2010, 20:32
I have to say, I am keeping one build in HC but I am planning to switch to NP3 on another.

I'm still going to give HC a chance, I figure NP3 still looks great and performs well too.



I've had just the opposite, this is the first one this tight. I've tried the card/plastic under the SS, which works well. I was recently told about removing the thumb safety, works pretty well so far too.

The TRP and MC Operator I last had were like this.

This is what I have been using, and it works great:

http://1911-ispt.com/

With my wrap around pachmeyers, though - the pain for me is that I have to remove the grips on that side. With normal grip panels, you needn't do that. This device works great.

jedi573
12-27-2010, 07:26
Looks pretty sharp! Thanks for sharing. :)

Andy

knedrgr
12-27-2010, 07:48
And a group hug photo

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