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faawrenchbndr
08-16-2011, 07:17
I normally do not care to link to TOS, but have you guys seen this?! :wow::wow::wow:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=3404280&posted=1#post3404280

Simply stunning!

MD357
08-16-2011, 07:29
The work is absolutely amazing but I hate those sights. It looks like a blower hat sticking out of a Bugatti and adjustables have little use on a carry gun. JMO. YMMV.

yellolab
08-16-2011, 07:31
WOW !!

Kevin

faawrenchbndr
08-16-2011, 07:42
The work is absolutely amazing but I hate those sights.....


I'm with ya,.....they are a bit out of place.

drc767
08-16-2011, 08:14
......and you think Obama's bulletproof, blacked out tour bus cost some coin. I wouldn't even want to know the damage to my already dwindling portfolio that setup cost. Beautiful work, but way too nice to shoot, in my opinion.

Big_Grumpy
08-16-2011, 08:34
Though I can appreciate the workmanship of those guns, I believe there's a point where it just becomes gaudy. These are art pieces and though I'm sure they also function superbly, it's just too much. JMHO.

thecableguy
08-16-2011, 08:39
I can appreciate the craftsmanship but something about them. Maybe like Big Grumpy said "a little too much" for my taste.

Cerebrus
08-16-2011, 09:10
I would still shoot the crap out of em, that is if I was fortunate enough to own em.. damn that is a whole new level tho.. Joe is an artist for sure...

HAIL CAESAR
08-16-2011, 09:22
The work is absolutely amazing but I hate those sights. It looks like a blower hat sticking out of a Bugatti and adjustables have little use on a carry gun. JMO. YMMV.

I thought the same thing.....plus I don't like the "chicken scratch'in" stippling all over it.

El_Ron1
08-16-2011, 09:23
Joe C. Was he the MIM crazy talker?

HAIL CAESAR
08-16-2011, 09:26
Joe C. Was he the MIM crazy talker?

Yeap, "Kimber has MIM slides, frames, and barrels."

djackson
08-16-2011, 15:49
......and you think Obama's bulletproof, blacked out tour bus cost some coin. I wouldn't even want to know the damage to my already dwindling portfolio that setup cost. Beautiful work, but way too nice to shoot, in my opinion.

I second this

El_Ron1
08-16-2011, 16:49
The ironwood is cool. :cool:

CMG
08-16-2011, 17:01
Joe C. Was he the MIM crazy talker?

...and Wilson outsources their frames/slides from off shore. :whistling:

El_Ron1
08-16-2011, 17:17
Oh yeah... it was messy. 'Least he's hangin' in there. Can't wait for him to get old, cranky and opinionated! :supergrin:

Jason D
08-16-2011, 17:56
I wonder how he feels about cast frames.

up1911fan
08-16-2011, 17:59
Wow, not big on the styling, but that is amazing work.

bac1023
08-16-2011, 19:54
Not my style, but that takes some serious talent.

Hokie1911
08-16-2011, 20:29
Sure the work is great.....but personally, I find those :ack:. No thanks.

syr74
08-16-2011, 21:18
Yeah, kinda like a gold plated, twin turbo Aston Martin on 24's owned by some sheikh in the ME. You know there is a lot of effort and skill put into it and the craftsmanship is going to be great.....but the outcome is just a bit (or a lot) too tacky. Same applies here. Art is as much about an eye for what looks good, and timeless, as sheer ability. If Taurus had a Custom Shop, this is the kinda' stuff they would be building.

BuckyP
08-17-2011, 04:34
Like most here, appreciate the work, but not my cup of tea.

BTW, how does TOS = 1911forum.com? :dunno:
(At least I now know what TOS means here.)

thecableguy
08-17-2011, 08:06
Like most here, appreciate the work, but not my cup of tea.

BTW, how does TOS = 1911forum.com? :dunno:
(At least I now know what TOS means here.)

T=The
O=Other
S=Site

Jim Watson
08-17-2011, 08:13
Joe C. does target gun work and shows some amazing targets, but I don't care for his style in showpiece guns like this.

You have to be careful about criticizing the gunsmiths who advertise on that board, though. One of them really lit me up: " Don't mind Jim Watson. His opinion hasn't held water in a very long time and his grumblings have become as common as they are tasteless."

I think I'll make it my sig line on that board.

BuckyP
08-17-2011, 08:23
T=The
O=Other
S=Site

Thanks for the clarification. :wavey:

El_Ron1
08-17-2011, 08:51
You have to be careful about criticizing the gunsmiths who advertise on that board, though. One of them really lit me up: " Don't mind Jim Watson. His opinion hasn't held water in a very long time and his grumblings have become as common as they are tasteless."

I think I'll make it my sig line on that board.:cool:


None so blind as those who will not see...

samuse
08-17-2011, 12:20
Not my style in appearance.

I'm not left handed either but that is really a good idea for a left handed shooter.

Why just have an ambi safety when you can have a whole left handed gun?

Jim Watson
08-17-2011, 15:42
I'm not left handed either but that is really a good idea for a left handed shooter.

Why just have an ambi safety when you can have a whole left handed gun?

The problem is, you can't.
Randall made 745 lefthanded guns (if I added right) in the 1980s and a successor company assembled some more after Randall folded.
I think Olympic Arms made some but I may be confusing them with Falcon, run by the Randall people.
I knew a southpaw who had two and was on a constant scrounging program for parts and magazines. He found enough to last his lifetime, unfortunately cut short in a freak accident.

Joe C. used Caspian parts in the mirror image guns.
I saw a partly finished lefthanded gun in the Caspian display at SHOT several years ago and was told they had made 20 sets of parts besides that one. I don't know why they stopped so soon, it looks like there would be kind of a trickle market for them once they were tooled up. I asked if Joe had gotten one of those 20 - I have only seen one other set built out - but got no answer. I think it must have been, if Caspian were still turning out even a few, you would think it would be mentioned on the boards and in their catalog.

asiparks
08-17-2011, 17:24
there's so much shiny, stripy stuff going on with those guns, it's almost impossible to see the quality of the underlying work, or any "craftsmanship" .....almost like a deliberate distraction.....