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TKR Reptiles
08-04-2011, 12:48
This is the first gun I have sent off for custom work, and it is killing me! I sent the gun off a little over a week ago, and should have it back in the next two weeks, but I am getting anxious lol...

faawrenchbndr
08-04-2011, 12:54
I've only had one done. That was the Springer GI that Bob Miller tweaked for me.

I wanted to call everyday, I checked e-mail every day. I'm very impatient, waiting sux!

Sarge43
08-04-2011, 13:00
I usually end up buying something off the shelf to deal with the pain. :D
Three weeks is extremely short, the Beastbob took mooooooooonths.
Hang in there!
Sarge

Quack
08-04-2011, 13:00
3 weeks is nothing.

faawrenchbndr
08-04-2011, 13:07
Three weeks is a VERY short wait, many well known Smiths' wait is nearly a year now for a full build.

TKR Reptiles
08-04-2011, 13:12
I am just getting some cosmetic work done to it. Wish it was a full build lol...

BuckyP
08-04-2011, 13:14
I just dropped coin on a 6 month wait. :wow:

I'm not a patient person. :nailbiting::impatient::sigh:

rahrah12
08-04-2011, 13:32
3 weeks?

That is easy time...My last purchase took 100 days. The first month was hard but once I stopped worrying about it it went relatively quickly.

MD357
08-04-2011, 13:39
3 weeks? I wish. Try 14 months and then we'll talk.

TKR Reptiles
08-04-2011, 13:55
I can see that kind of wait on a full build. I am not griping about the wait, just never had to wait before lol. I am impatient.

GJ1981
08-04-2011, 14:24
Try waiting about 33 weeks for a quoted time of 8-10 weeks for a small job, or 18 months...even better.

I deal with the waiting anxiety at the range...and Crown Royal in the "special" cases. It works.

faawrenchbndr
08-04-2011, 14:34
Try waiting about 33 weeks for a quoted time of 8-10 weeks for a small job, or 18 months...even better.

I deal with the waiting anxiety at the range...and Crown Royal in the "special" cases. It works.

I remember that one,.....was worth the wait though!

danield0825
08-04-2011, 14:36
The wait is never fun. It's been 7 months since I sent my TRS to Harrison Custom and it will probably be another 7 months before I see it again.

GJ1981
08-04-2011, 14:37
I remember that one,.....was worth the wait though!

It was two actually, a "Retro" GI and a TRS. I might sell that "Retro" though, I barely shoot it.

TKR Reptiles
08-04-2011, 14:43
Try waiting about 33 weeks for a quoted time of 8-10 weeks for a small job, or 18 months...even better.

I deal with the waiting anxiety at the range...and Crown Royal in the "special" cases. It works.

Yeah, that would really tick me off lol...

GJ1981
08-04-2011, 14:46
What type of work are you getting done? By who?

TKR Reptiles
08-04-2011, 15:03
Dave Helton.

Bob with snake skin MSH, snake skin front strap, flush crown barrel, 10-8 trigger install and re-coat. Getting frame re-coated to match the slide so it doesn't have the dull flat look anymore...

faawrenchbndr
08-04-2011, 17:07
.... I might sell that "Retro" though, I barely shoot it.


May be interested,........pm me details

Fedor
08-04-2011, 17:21
Waiting really does suck, hang in there.

Cerebrus
08-04-2011, 17:26
I dealt with the wait by moving out of the PRK...:laughing:

FLIPPER 348
08-04-2011, 17:40
never had to wait on someone else

TKR Reptiles
08-04-2011, 17:51
never had to wait on someone else

Don't trust myself enough for that yet lol.

Three-Five-Seven
08-04-2011, 18:22
Weeks? Did you say weeks?

Ha, ha, ha, hardy har har. Weeks.

Sheesh.

Every gunsmith I'm currently working with (four, to be exact) has had my guns for months. 60 days is excellent turn around from a good 'smith. 90 days is good. Six months is not unheard of.

Weeks....

FLIPPER 348
08-04-2011, 19:05
Don't trust myself enough for that yet lol.


try it

.....you will never wait again!

bac1023
08-04-2011, 19:06
This is the first gun I have sent off for custom work, and it is killing me! I sent the gun off a little over a week ago, and should have it back in the next two weeks, but I am getting anxious lol...

I got used to waiting for 1911s years ago, but its never easy.

MD357
08-04-2011, 23:00
never had to wait on someone else


What's that Chuck says?

Cheap, Fast, Good .....

Pick two.

glock2740
08-04-2011, 23:08
never had to wait on someone else
Guess it depends on what the end results are gonna be Flip. I can wait for work like Chuck Rogers turns out. I doubt anyone, is gonna be doing the kind of stuff he does out of their basement/garage. He may be a "dremmel jockey", but he wins all of his races. :rofl:

FLIPPER 348
08-04-2011, 23:09
Chuck who??

Nothing good is cheap.

glock2740
08-04-2011, 23:11
Chuck who??

Nothing good is cheap.
:upeyes:

Cerebrus
08-05-2011, 06:15
And speaking of waiting.. the curse of the PRK is still lingering.. 5 more months until my residency is legitimate.. which means I cannot purchase a firearm..nor can I legally carry concealed. Apparently Oregon is kinda funny about that. On the bright side open carry is completely legal.. however I have yet to see anyone doing it.. so I have no desire to attract any unwanted attention from the police.. Well that and I truly prefer to carry concealed, I am not a fan of open carry.. I prefer to blend in rather than stand out..but 5 more months.. ugh.. I think you can suck it up for three more weeks man.. :wavey:

MD357
08-05-2011, 08:20
Chuck who??


Someone that actually makes a living building 1911s.

Nothing good is cheap

Kind of ironic to see you say this.... since you have a history of defending Taurus and Essex? :cool:

Quack
08-05-2011, 09:34
Kind of ironic to see you say this.... since you have a history of defending Taurus and Essex? :cool:

:animlol:

FLIPPER 348
08-05-2011, 10:55
Essex frames & slides have always worked well for me.

............perhaps I'm not snobby enough!

MD357
08-05-2011, 12:00
Essex frames & slides have always worked well for me.

............perhaps I'm not snobby enough!

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/snob1.gif

FLIPPER 348
08-05-2011, 12:59
....you missed your chance!

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/12/icelands-*****-museum-gets-first-human-member/

Nickpisp
08-05-2011, 13:07
never had to wait on someone else

Curved MSH's and wide-spur hammers aren't hard to install....

FLIPPER 348
08-05-2011, 13:23
quite easy actually

fx77
08-05-2011, 14:50
I waited once 16 months for a Richard Heine rework of a model 1911
It came out beyond expectations. It took so long I forgot about it...

woodrowNC
08-06-2011, 08:54
it's easy for me. i normally owe money on it.