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Old 03-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Anatol Anatol is offline
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Dallas/Fort Worth Smith?




I got this Combat commander a couple years ago and it was pretty ruff. I had Novak install some sights and do a refinish job. It went in the safe and was forgotten until a few days ago. Now that Iím looking at this thing Iím sure the beavertail is no stock and for that matter it doesnít look good at all. Iím a rifle guy and donít know much about pistols but I thought I would try some local IDPA matches with this. So first off is this beavertail stock? And second, can someone recommend a good smith in the Dallas/Fort Worth?
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:08 PM
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:40 AM
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Personally, I wouldn't change a thing on that pistol.
That is an aftermarket beavertail.

Try these 2 places:
1. Gunmaster in Plano,Tx http://www.gunmasterinc.com/
2. Elk Castle in Ft Worth, Tx http://www.elkcastle.com/

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:25 PM
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It will take months for Gunmaster to get to your gun, if past experience in any indication.

There's a gunshop (I can't remember the name) in Richardson about a block north of Main, on a north/south street (prior to Greenville) on the east side of downtown. How's that for criptic directions.

It's run by a retired military guy and he has a gunsmith available that he says is reallly good on Colts.

Sorry about the poor info but you might try to track him down.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:09 PM
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These guys recently did some work for me on my RIA. They're in Roanoke just north of Ft. Worth. They installed a beavertail, hammer, and fitted a new trigger for me in less than a week. They also are LEO friendly.

http://www.advancedgunworks.com/
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:18 PM
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I just want to comment your sights. They are nice!!! How do you like it?
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys. I will start making calls tomorrow.
As for the sights.. They are well made and the colors stand out quit a bit when acquiring you target. Novak did a great job.

Thanks..
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:45 PM
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The beavertail isn't stock. It's an aftermarket part meant for a Government Model frame, which has a longer extension at the rear than a Commander does. That's why it looks so strange on your pistol.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:41 PM
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The guy at Gunmaster replaced a beavertail and extended safety for me in a week. They told me two. He swapped sites for me while I waited. FWIW

Best to call and ask.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:14 AM
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See Dave Walters/Walters Industries at 6226 Park Lane in Dallas. I believe he is in the phone book under Thomas David Walters. Dave has built half a dozen 1911s for me and has building them since the 1970s. He is reasonable and quick...you can tell him Bob Makowski sent you.

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:45 AM
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This custom gunsmith is near Dallas:

www.crawleycustom.com

I hear that he is very good.
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