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RMA
07-21-2011, 20:44
Figured I would share with you guys. Not mine unfortunatly :crying:. It belongs to an internet buddy from M4 Carbine.net & he gave me permission to post up his pictures for display being its rare to find a Vicker's SS custom build. Hope you enjoy! :supergrin:
http://http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/Onequik135i/5682632137_bdc966bf94_b.jpg
http://http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/Onequik135i/5682634343_76aa66ae5f_b.jpg
http://http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/Onequik135i/5698359511_0c429744c2_b.jpg
http://http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/Onequik135i/5698360377_41d393158e_b.jpg

RMA
07-21-2011, 20:45
http://http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/Onequik135i/5698361235_b7766e1de5_b.jpg
http://http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/Onequik135i/5698364935_ed60c8ba42_b.jpg

Hokie1911
07-21-2011, 20:54
No offense, that is a sweet build, but if I were going to have a smith of that caliber (or Chuck, Harrison, Heirloom, etc...) do a build for me....it would be a Series 70 Colt basegun. Granted, I have no idea what the circumstances of his selection and build were, just my preference. Gorgeous gun regardless. All business.

RMA
07-21-2011, 21:00
I realize it does not have the added "fluff" to it but the owner's intentions were to have a fully functional pistol. Not sure if he had 70 series parts switched over or not but figured I would display the 1 of 5 (if I'm not mistaken) SS pistols that Larry had built.

Fedor
07-21-2011, 21:02
Nice, I like the finish.

Hokie1911
07-21-2011, 21:02
I realize it does nat have the added "fluff" to it but the owner's intentions were to have a fully functional pistol. Not sure if he had 70 series parts switched over or not but figured I would display the 1 of 5 SS pistols that Larry had built.

No fluff needed. That is perfect as is. Like I said, all business. I just prefer 70 vs 80. Would pretty much want the build done just like that.

drc767
07-22-2011, 04:18
Nothing against LV, but for what his pistols cost, I would think that he could at least take the extra little bit of time and blend the extractor to the slide. I have never shot one of his pistols, but almost every one I have ever seen looks like they were built for function with little in the way of aesthetics. That is fine, but his pistols seem to be very expensive for the level of detail on the finish work as compared to, let's say, a Heirloom Precision or a Chuck Rogers build.

bac1023
07-22-2011, 04:36
Very nice :)

bac1023
07-22-2011, 04:36
No offense, that is a sweet build, but if I were going to have a smith of that caliber (or Chuck, Harrison, Heirloom, etc...) do a build for me....it would be a Series 70 Colt basegun.

:agree:

Rinspeed
07-22-2011, 04:51
Nice checkering by Pete Single.

40 0'Glock
07-22-2011, 18:26
Beautiful gun. What type of finish is that?

glock2740
07-22-2011, 18:38
I like it, but I bet it costs more than I'd want to pay for it. It's definatley all business and I bet it shoots great and is very reliable.

GJ1981
07-22-2011, 18:45
Beautiful gun. What type of finish is that?

It's stainless steel.

RMA
07-22-2011, 19:07
I still wish it was in my collection :crying:

denn1911
07-22-2011, 19:29
That's a gorgeous pistol. Thanks for sharing.

CAcop
07-22-2011, 23:48
Nothing against LV, but for what his pistols cost, I would think that he could at least take the extra little bit of time and blend the extractor to the slide. I have never shot one of his pistols, but almost every one I have ever seen looks like they were built for function with little in the way of aesthetics. That is fine, but his pistols seem to be very expensive for the level of detail on the finish work as compared to, let's say, a Heirloom Precision or a Chuck Rogers build.

I've seen some pics where he has blended the extractor to the slide. The whole story behind this gun would help.

From what I have read of LV's own words on the matter he looks at modifications to the pistol from a functional standpoint first, then he goes cosmetic. I think it comes from what his day job was for a significant chunk of his adut life.

GJ1981
07-23-2011, 06:45
The whole story behind this gun would help.



This.

One thing some may not have noticed was this pistol doesn't have LV's stamp on the frame, which probably means it wasn't a "full" build. RMA showed me the build sheet so I think this pistol was either some basic enhancements or the owner didn't want LV's markings?

This possibility could explain the aesthetics that some might be expecting not being present. I had to pay/request having the slide/frame blending on a SACS pistol, which some would have thought would be standard with their "reputation."

The other possibility is the owner has shot this pistol to the point of needing a new extractor. The one presently in the pistol may be a basic replacement that was never blended to the frame.

cdunn
07-23-2011, 06:49
I'm surprised someone from there let you post there pictures here or anywhere .

d90king
07-23-2011, 06:55
One thing is certain... Its runs like a raped ape.

up1911fan
07-23-2011, 15:06
I'm thinking that could be a new extractor as well.

RMA
07-23-2011, 16:41
I'm thinking that could be a new extractor as well.
I was thinking the same. I just thought it would be cool to show an original SS Vicker's to all the 1911 enthusiasts on this forum even if its not exactly what everyone would have invisioned. The owner is real stand up guy & an avid gun shooter/collector & he obviously is not a safe queen fanatic :tongueout:

cdunn
07-23-2011, 17:12
it looks pretty good to me, do you know any of the details about it?how much of it is stock colt parts and how much other?

theJanitor
07-23-2011, 18:00
Guys, the gun is mine. When RMA found out I had one, he asked me to post it up here. I originally declined because that's not the type of attention I like. When he asked if he could post the pics up, pointing to an anonymous owner, I said, "why not?".

But, the last thing I want to happen is for people to judge Larry's work, without knowing the circumstances of the way this build was done. While I could care less what people think of my choices, I have to stand up for the incredible work that Larry did.

First of all, it's not a full-house build. It was done in two stages, first as a retro, then later with checkering and beavertail and Larry's signature ignition parts. I could care less that larry didn't engrave it, as it will never be sold, and engraving your name on it doesn't make it run better.

While the outside has fantastic dehorning and the fit of the beavertail and sights are perfect, the real beauty is on the inside. The gun NEVER malfunctions. It's laser-accurate. It cycles absolutely perfectly with any quality ammo. You can FEEL how good it runs, as it goes through the firing cycle

As for the gun being a S80, I am disappointed that many feel that way about the S80. It's a great platform, and tuned right, you'd never know you're not pulling a S70 trigger. Look up the drop tests on 10-8, and understand that smiths like Chuck Rogers use S80's as their CCW gun. You may change your mind about the S80.

"No problem at all with the Series 80 guns, the “system” has certainly shown to be durable and serviceable over the long haul. So long as the components are timed correctly and the trigger job done properly you‘ll likely never know the extra parts are there. " - Jason Burton

In the end, the gun is what I need in a no-bull**** 1911. It's absolutely reliable, incredibly accurate, corrosion resistant, with an extra layer of mechanical safety, and built by a man who may know more about 1911's than the rest of us combined.

It may look like a cessna to many, but it's all Space Shuttle when you actually fly it.


-Kent

cdunn
07-23-2011, 18:39
this is the first 1911 ,Ive seen with his ignition parts,I find myself lusting after them often.

GJ1981
07-23-2011, 18:43
this is the first 1911 ,Ive seen with his ignition parts.

Great parts, I have them in two of my 1911's.


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TKR Reptiles
07-23-2011, 18:47
SAWEET!!! :cool:

Hokie1911
07-23-2011, 19:17
Guys, the gun is mine. When RMA found out I had one, he asked me to post it up here. I originally declined because that's not the type of attention I like. When he asked if he could post the pics up, pointing to an anonymous owner, I said, "why not?".

But, the last thing I want to happen is for people to judge Larry's work, without knowing the circumstances of the way this build was done. While I could care less what people think of my choices, I have to stand up for the incredible work that Larry did.

First of all, it's not a full-house build. It was done in two stages, first as a retro, then later with checkering and beavertail and Larry's signature ignition parts. I could care less that larry didn't engrave it, as it will never be sold, and engraving your name on it doesn't make it run better.

While the outside has fantastic dehorning and the fit of the beavertail and sights are perfect, the real beauty is on the inside. The gun NEVER malfunctions. It's laser-accurate. It cycles absolutely perfectly with any quality ammo. You can FEEL how good it runs, as it goes through the firing cycle

As for the gun being a S80, I am disappointed that many feel that way about the S80. It's a great platform, and tuned right, you'd never know you're not pulling a S70 trigger. Look up the drop tests on 10-8, and understand that smiths like Chuck Rogers use S80's as their CCW gun. You may change your mind about the S80.

"No problem at all with the Series 80 guns, the “system” has certainly shown to be durable and serviceable over the long haul. So long as the components are timed correctly and the trigger job done properly you‘ll likely never know the extra parts are there. " - Jason Burton

In the end, the gun is what I need in a no-bull**** 1911. It's absolutely reliable, incredibly accurate, corrosion resistant, with an extra layer of mechanical safety, and built by a man who may know more about 1911's than the rest of us combined.

It may look like a cessna to many, but it's all Space Shuttle when you actually fly it.


-Kent

Thanks for giving us the low-down on the build specs. :thumbsup:

...and :welcome:

INJoker
07-24-2011, 18:27
One little-known secret about Larry Vickers is that your firearm's accuracy will improve 50% - and maintain that improvement for life - after Larry fires one full mag through it.

rod727
07-26-2011, 11:03
Nice gun and Vickers does do nice work.

GeorgiaRedfish
07-26-2011, 11:04
One little-known secret about Larry Vickers is that your firearm's accuracy will improve 50% - and maintain that improvement for life - after Larry fires one full mag through it.
Will it now shoot magic boolits, that instantly incapacitate your victims?







:rofl:

limbkiller
07-26-2011, 17:43
Will it now shoot magic boolits, that instantly incapacitate your victims?







:rofl:
Vaporizes the target instantly. :rofl:

Just kidding, beautiful gun I wish I had it for sure!!!

faawrenchbndr
07-26-2011, 18:03
Looks like a solid "all business" Colt!
A 1911 must function first, cosmetics second.