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djackson
07-29-2011, 13:58
Looking for ideas on who to turn to for some smith work for my newly acquired Wilson Combat CQB. I have contacts John Harrison & Dave Severns, neither are currently accepting new work. I don't have a huge list of work needing done but far beyond my comfort zone.

I am hoping this smith can also handle my refinishing needs as well.

polizei1
07-29-2011, 14:10
I would go with Wilson probably. They seem to do really nice work.

Have you checked with Erickson, Berryhill, Warner, Rodgers, Rogers, CT Brain, Christiansen, or Drake?

I feel very lucky every time that I hear John isn't taking any work. I have no idea why he took mine, but man am I glad!

GJ1981
07-29-2011, 14:12
What does your CQB need?

I'll say, Drake and Rodgers are not taking work, at least they weren't when I spoke to the each within the last month.

knedrgr
07-29-2011, 14:20
Drake at drakes custom.

drc767
07-29-2011, 14:20
I would go with Wilson probably. They seem to do really nice work.

Have you checked with Erickson, Berryhill, Warner, Rodgers, Rogers, or Drake?

I feel very lucky every time that I hear John isn't taking any work. I have no idea why he took mine, but man am I glad!

I wouldn't send Berryhill my lawnmower to work on......All the others mentioned are top shelf.

polizei1
07-29-2011, 14:22
Really? I haven't seen his work first hand, but he seems like a good smith? I also added CT Brian and Christiansen to the list.

GeorgiaRedfish
07-29-2011, 14:22
I wouldn't send Berryhill my lawnmower to work on......All the others mentioned are top shelf.
Uh oh,.....okay I got to ask, why? I've seen some awesome builds coming from them. Just wondering.

drc767
07-29-2011, 14:23
Really? I haven't seen his work first hand, but he seems like a good smith? I also added CT Brian and Christiansen to the list.

I have......and I will never again....Lesson learned. Let's just leave it at that.

GJ1981
07-29-2011, 14:25
I also added CT Brian and Christiansen to the list.

Your shooting for the stars there. Last I heard Ned was over a 5 year wait, which sucks since he's so close to my house. If he'd take the smaller jobs I want, I would have done so by now.

Without knowing the work to be done, it's hard to say who's the better choice.

drc767
07-29-2011, 14:26
Your shooting for the stars there. Last I heard Ned was over a 5 year wait, which sucks since he's so close to my house. If he'd take the smaller jobs I want, I would have done so by now.

Without knowing the work to be done, it's hard to say who's the better choice.

Sending a CQB to CT Brian would net you the world's most expensive CQB!!

GJ1981
07-29-2011, 14:28
Sending a CQB to CT Brian would net you the world's most expensive CQB!!

That's for sure, but it would have some "bling" if it was anything like his normal stuff.

ETA - He's not taking on small jobs anyway, didn't think so anyway - http://www.ctbrian.com/Ordering.html

drc767
07-29-2011, 14:29
Depending on what you are looking for, you may want to look at Dave Helton. He does nice work and will have it done before you are eligible to start collecting Social Security, provided it even still exists by then.....:)

djackson
07-29-2011, 14:35
Here is some of the things looking to have done will probably add a few to the list but still nothing really big.

-Flush Cut and Reverse Crown Barrel
-Install a Gold Bead Front / .140 10-8 Rear Sight
-Fit trigger
-Round Butt or bobtail not sure yet
-Lower ejector port
-Hard hat or cerakote entire pistol

Please excuse spelling or grammatical error posting from phone

djackson
07-29-2011, 14:37
Depending on what you are looking for, you may want to look at Dave Helton. He does nice work and will have it done before you are eligible to start collecting Social Security, provided it even still exists by then.....:)

SSI for me I think not, it will be gone before Obama

GJ1981
07-29-2011, 14:38
Go with Wilson, they'd do be able to do everything but the finish. You wouldn't have to worry about your warranty being affected either. They may be able to send it out for the finishing too...

drc767
07-29-2011, 14:38
Here is some of the things looking to have done will probably add a few to the list but still nothing really big.

-Flush Cut and Reverse Crown Barrel
-Install a Gold Bead Front / .140 10-8 Rear Sight
-Fit trigger
-Round Butt or bobtail not sure yet
-Lower ejector port
-Hard hat or cerakote entire pistol

Please excuse spelling or grammatical error posting from phone

The CQB does not have a lowered ejection port already? I would think Wilson could do all of the above except the Hard Hat or Cerakote.

djackson
07-29-2011, 14:40
Not sure on ejection port yet the CQB isn't here yet should see it next week

BlayGlock
07-29-2011, 14:51
I have a gun by this guy:

http://www.dvsmallarms.com/

You might give him a shout. Does good work.

drc767
07-29-2011, 14:55
I have a gun by this guy:

http://www.dvsmallarms.com/

You might give him a shout. Does good work.

That's Dave Helton.....I have two of his pistols.

BlayGlock
07-29-2011, 15:01
I am certainly pleased by his work. He prices are reasonable and his turn around is quicker than a lot of the aforementioned folks. At least last I heard.

pistolwrench
07-29-2011, 16:03
I've heard that Glock2740 has 'connections'.

:dunno:

djackson
07-29-2011, 16:11
Joe can you hook me with Rogers? Lol

polizei1
07-29-2011, 16:38
If I could choose anyone for another build, it would be Chuck, hands down. I would certainly love a HP retro too.

20South
07-29-2011, 18:24
What about Quacks Customs?

thecableguy
07-29-2011, 18:26
What about Quacks Customs?

or knedrgr Customs?
:rofl:

glock2740
07-29-2011, 18:36
I've heard that Glock2740 has 'connections'.

:dunno:
I'll have to give Chuck a call and see if I could get him to squeeze you in. What's your blood type? :whistling:
:cool:
Joe can you hook me with Rogers? Lol
I'll have to look into it. :rofl:

lsbbigdog
07-29-2011, 18:47
I'll have to give Chuck a call and see if I could get him to squeeze you in. What's your blood type? :whistling:
:cool:

I'll have to look into it. :rofl:

Good guy to have on speed dial.

Chuck called me a month ago and I was literally star stuck!

glock2740
07-29-2011, 18:52
Good guy to have on speed dial.

Chuck called me a month ago and I was literally star stuck!
Fun guy to chat with too. The guy truly is a craftsman/artist with the 1911. :thumbsup:

djackson
07-29-2011, 19:24
What about Quacks Customs?


That automatically comes with a flat trigge, yes?

Hokie1911
07-29-2011, 19:27
I hear Mrs Rogers takes new work when she needs something added to the house. Well, at least she tells Chuck that HE needs work I mean. :whistling:

Recent additions thanks to a certain forum member near and dear to our hearts that happens to like hardchrome and golfballs.

http://www.joopdog.com/Sports/JordanEstate02.jpg

If Mrs Rogers is good with the estate in it's current condition, I would also look at Dave Helton. Great guy, does really good work, affordable, reasonable turnaround times.

djackson
07-29-2011, 19:46
i have an email in to Dave Helton currently

knedrgr
07-29-2011, 19:52
What about Quacks Customs?

or knedrgr Customs?
:rofl:

ACS at your service. :rofl:

Hokie1911
07-29-2011, 20:07
ACS at your service. :rofl:

Yummy yummy. You want flat trigga wit dat?

20South
07-29-2011, 20:16
That automatically comes with a flat trigge, yes?

Flat triggers only, color choice is yours. Ask about the blue waffle special.:whistling:

bullw
07-29-2011, 20:48
SDM Fabricating out of Ohio

up1911fan
07-29-2011, 21:34
Am I the only one who caught that he doesn't have the CQB yet, but want's the ejection port lowered and flared ( which it already is)?

knedrgr
07-29-2011, 21:42
Am I the only one who caught that he doesn't have the CQB yet, but want's the ejection port lowered and flared ( which it already is)?

See post #16 from DRC...

knedrgr
07-29-2011, 21:45
http://www.wilsoncombat.com/p_cqb.htm

lowered and flare ejection port...

glock2740
07-29-2011, 22:01
Yeah, I'm pretty sure my CQB came with a lowered and flared ejection port from the factory, without me asking. :cool: BTW, OP, the CQB is as really hard to beat IMO. I absolutely LOVE mine. GREAT gun. :thumbsup:

20South
07-29-2011, 22:40
Yeah, I'm pretty sure my CQB came with a lowered and flared ejection port from the factory, without me asking. :cool: BTW, OP, the CQB is as really hard to beat IMO. I absolutely LOVE mine. GREAT gun. :thumbsup:

Yup - Love mine too - also Lowered and Flared ejection port from is standard fare I believe.