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Buckfever4life
07-22-2011, 14:03
Well after several long weeks, my buddy Dustin Bonar (formerly from Novaks) and current owner of L.S.T. finished up my Gaboon 45. I snapped a few pics but have not been able to shoot it yet. A Range report will be in the near future. I also had Dustin matte the front strap on my Kimber Pro Carry SLE and replace the extractor. Dustins late father Joe Bonar did a reliability package and a few tweaks to this Kimber many years ago. The Gaboon features an STI Slide and a Caspian/Foster Frame.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon5-1.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon3-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon2-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon6.jpg

Buckfever4life
07-22-2011, 14:04
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon7-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/kimber-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/kimber2-2.jpg

GeorgiaRedfish
07-22-2011, 14:10
Nice, what is the break down process?

glock2740
07-22-2011, 14:12
Cool deal. I'm glad to finally see someone on here get a Gaboon. I saw one in a magzine article a couple of years ago and was interested.

knedrgr
07-22-2011, 14:17
Looks cool!

Buckfever4life
07-22-2011, 14:30
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gaboon4-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g303/chadeckhart/gabpic1.jpg

Buckfever4life
07-22-2011, 14:37
Nice, what is the break down process?

Rack the slide back, line up the notch and push slide lock out. The plug is captured inside the slide followed by the spring. The GPJ "Novak Next" feature is nice too, allowing you to chamber check by pulling the slide back while the thumb safety is engaged.

GeorgiaRedfish
07-22-2011, 14:41
Neat gun, congrats.

grecco
07-22-2011, 14:47
Very nice Bro.
Please post a range report.

CMG
07-22-2011, 14:58
Looks like quality work, congrats.

Fedor
07-22-2011, 16:53
Very nice, and unique.

40 0'Glock
07-22-2011, 17:45
Very cool.

bac1023
07-22-2011, 20:34
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

GeorgiaRedfish
07-22-2011, 20:40
What knife is that in the picture?

Buckfever4life
07-23-2011, 07:26
What knife is that in the picture?

CRKT Desert Cruiser Operation Iraqi Freedom Certified

Officer's Match
07-23-2011, 08:16
I normally don't go for "none traditionally" styled 1911's, but that really looks good. Congrats.

BuckyP
07-23-2011, 08:20
OK, I'll play the dummy. What is or what makes it a Gaboon? :dunno:

Scamp
07-23-2011, 08:28
OK, I'll play the dummy. What is or what makes it a Gaboon? :dunno:

Guess I'm a dummy too...tell us more about it.

Buckfever4life
07-23-2011, 09:03
Offered by the famed pistolsmith Dustin Bonar - son of the late Joe Bonar. The Gaboon is a snake from.which it gets its name. American Handgunner did a write up about this gun. j try to find the link.

bruzer
07-23-2011, 09:17
Looks like very nice craftsmanship.
Mike

Buckfever4life
07-23-2011, 09:34
Here it is:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_2_34/ai_n56222521/

Cerebrus
07-23-2011, 19:27
That is quite the price point for what one is getting... I like that pistol quite a bit.. can't wait to hear how it shoots.. that long slide model looks quite nice as well.. congrats on a sweet piece!!!

ptmccain
07-23-2011, 19:29
Nice.

Mr. Gekko
07-23-2011, 20:11
Different, but cool at the same time. Congrats!

Nicko
07-23-2011, 20:40
Very nice.

up1911fan
07-23-2011, 21:38
Not my cup of tea, but as long as your happy with it that's what counts.

ki4dmh
07-24-2011, 02:04
Nice looking pistol!

BlayGlock
07-24-2011, 18:31
Does it require a pin or paperclip for takedown?

glock2740
07-24-2011, 18:50
Here's a real Gaboon. Hence the name of the pistol. :cool: These snakes are very nasty and mean and have 1"+ long fangs.


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

faawrenchbndr
07-24-2011, 19:00
Very nice,.....love the stippling!

glock2740
07-24-2011, 19:02
Very nice,.....love the stippling!
Yeah, the stippling is pretty cool.

Mayhem like Me
07-24-2011, 19:10
Here's a real Gaboon. Hence the name of the pistol. :cool: These snakes are very nasty and mean and have 1"+ long fangs.


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

not mean at all,Gaboon Vipers are known for their docile temperment despite being the largest of the Vipers and capable of producing the most venom of any snake..

Basically the largest head on the largest viper that weights about 18lbs at 3 feet long.....:shocked:

Mayhem like Me
07-24-2011, 19:12
I had an H&K 45 Elite that had a very similar slide shape.. I may be rethinking my Baer CQC order.. I really like the parts list and teh smith building them

Buckfever4life
07-25-2011, 04:09
Yeah, the stippling is pretty cool.


The stippling feels good when gripping the pistol. It is not as sharp as checkering would be. Dustin is good friends with the famed Pete Single and I had thought about having him checker the front, but once I felt the stippling process, I was sold. Dustin perfected this stippling method while working at Novaks.

Buckfever4life
07-25-2011, 04:11
Does it require a pin or paperclip for takedown?


Not at all, To disassemble the Gaboon you pull the slide rearward until the takedown notch is lined up with the slide lock, remove the slide lock while holding the slide and then ease the slide forward, being careful to grab the recoil spring and spring guide as tension is released. After the slide is removed you push the recoil spring plug to the rear and out of the slide. This allows access to the Gaboon's barrel bushing which has three small holes permitting the bushing to be rotated with a pointed object in case it is too tight to turn by hand.
It's a comprehensive modification dramatically changing the profile of the pistol and requires the meticulous construction of a new bushing and the time consuming manufacture of a new plug. It also shortens the cycling distance and time. To compensate for this, an 18-pound Commander spring and Commander spring guide are used for 5" 1911s. You may be wondering if this is a totally cosmetic alteration. It's not.

Buckfever4life
07-25-2011, 05:55
Here's a real Gaboon. Hence the name of the pistol. :cool: These snakes are very nasty and mean and have 1"+ long fangs.


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



Thanks for the pic!

okie
07-25-2011, 07:40
That's beautiful my friend:thumbsup:

Nakanokalronin
07-25-2011, 07:52
Great looking work on an interesting pistol. :cool:

Buckfever4life
07-25-2011, 10:56
Great looking work on an interesting pistol. :cool:

Thanks, I am very pleased with it. I just need to get out and shoot it....lol

Buckfever4life
07-27-2011, 07:49
The Gaboon shoots excellent, sorry I have no pictures, but I was popping off empty 12ga. shells at 25 yrds. This gun makes an average shooter look like a pro....lol.....I shot multiple type of loads without any faults. Looks like I have a winner here.....:tongueout:

SigFTW
07-27-2011, 08:29
Very nice gun!
In the picture of the back I see something that looks like rust at the bottom of the hammer, or is it oil build up?

Buckfever4life
07-27-2011, 10:30
Very nice gun!
In the picture of the back I see something that looks like rust at the bottom of the hammer, or is it oil build up?


LOL.....my uncle said the same thing.....lol....it is gold grease when it was lubed.

jjdubious48195
07-27-2011, 18:05
Before I bought my GI nn, I almost got the Gaboon. I think LST will do just fine with Dustin in charge. I hear he know a thing or 2 about 1911"s

Buckfever4life
07-29-2011, 15:18
Before I bought my GI nn, I almost got the Gaboon. I think LST will do just fine with Dustin in charge. I hear he know a thing or 2 about 1911"s


Absolutely, you will be hearing from him in the very near future He is innovative and has some awesome designs being planned as I type this. With such a custom handfit pistol with such a low price point, why buy anything else?

jjdubious48195
07-29-2011, 20:11
Well after owning a Guncrafter NN, I am hooked.