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Old 02-08-2020, 09:53 AM
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:03 AM
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That's beautiful. Did you order that?
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:14 AM
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I'd say; Another Masterpiece. The entire pistol is a work of art but the transition at the carry cuts, the beveling around the end of the slide and that "step" in the barrel bushing is beyond impressive. Thanks for the photos.

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Old 02-08-2020, 11:17 AM
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That's beautiful. Did you order that?
Metal Smith is Pete Single. He is one of the builders.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:43 AM
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People still like squared trigger guards today? I love the logo.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:59 AM
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You guys did an amazing job with that.
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Old 02-08-2020, 12:01 PM
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Way, way beyond impressive!

I always thought 1911's were for shooting. I'll be honest, "IF" I could afford one like this, I would go blind fondling it.

Both artists are to be commended......very nice!
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Old 02-08-2020, 12:24 PM
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That is the FIRST High-Power cut on a 1911 that I have liked.

Well done sir.

Who squared the trigger guard?
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Old 02-08-2020, 01:54 PM
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Pete squared the trigger guard.......the radius was cut out and a square insert was welded in on this particular job. Or they can be heated and forged into shape, depends on what you have to work with. Then a form cutter is traced around the outsides to shape it.

I personally like squared trigger guards because it provides a solid long platform underneath for you're left hand, my index finger wants to creep around the front under a long strings of fire under recoil, and it leaves plenty of room inside for your finger and a long trigger.

It all depends on your hands and how you grip the gun if it will benefit you. There are a lot of great shooters like Rob Leatham and Doug Koenig that use square trigger guards, but there is also a good many shooter that use the standard, it just depends.

But one thing is for certain; probably 90% of modern pistols today have large squared trigger guards and I never hear any complains so I guess it can't hurt.

I forgot the left side of gun..............

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Old 02-08-2020, 02:35 PM
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Just gorgeous.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:31 PM
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:49 PM
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Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 02-08-2020, 05:09 PM
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No one should go over to the VZ grips website and look at their current giveaway... you can see everything here, and I don't want y'all entering and diluting my chance to win.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:16 PM
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Incredible! What an insane level of craftsmanship by both Jason & Pete. Oh, and for the record, Pete’s badass logo has no equal. Hope someone from this forum wins the draw.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:30 PM
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Exquisite work! Jason is a superb pistolsmith, but he is also a very fine young man. You both did a piece of real 1911 art there.
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:58 PM
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Pete,

That’s an outstanding build. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:40 PM
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An heirloom piece for sure. A really straight, sensible build.

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Old 02-09-2020, 10:55 AM
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Howdy folk's, thank you for all the kind words.

For those here that don't know; this pistol is FREE for anyone to win, just go to VZGRIPS.COM and click on it for a chance to win

This give away is the ideer of John Vanzyck entrepreneur of the VZ grip fame, to spark some enthusiasm in the 1911 community.

At first we thought?........ maybe raffling it off and giving the money to a worthy charity? (I suggested my kid's collage fund) but we digressed to just giving it away FREE! back to the 1911 community! What could be better or more deserving?

Surrrr there are plenty of folk's droll over these forums wishing they could own a high priced custom 1911 but could never afford it......well now is you're BIG chance.............

@ VZgrips you can view all the features of the build in detail.

The gun looks rather plain, but I assure you there are many hidden features inside the gun that won't disappoint. A few; Springfield Custom Shop slide & frame set, Barsto barrel, Chen Gen II mag-well, special radial combat trigger that glides on Teflon bushings. Simply said it is very solid, well build, extremely accurate and reliable...........

Thank you for all you're support, from Jason & I and the VZ Grip crew
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:09 AM
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Hey Metal Smith, beautiful pistol! I love the squared trigger guard. Do you know Al Marvel? He's a former president of the Guild and a Baltimore boy. I was born and raised in Baltimore myself. Al and I used to be in the same ANG unit.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:57 PM
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I am extremely fortunate to have 1911’s in my small collection built by each of these two artisans. They are different but alike in the best of ways.

Jason’s is a 1917 Colt refurbished in a tasteful manner respecting its heritage. He is gifted with the ability to enhance its shoot ability and accuracy without the outward appearance of modifications.

Pete’s is a modern 70 Series Colt Commander completely rebuilt. Because he is a trouble shooting genius his attention to detail is unmatched. He truly is an METAL MASTER and a solid family man. It is my ONE true keeper.

This collaboration between these two will be an amazing addition to any collection, especially mine 🙂 This is a beautifully finished piece. I don’t know which modification I like more the high power cut on the slide or the Chen magwell.
Keep crabbing buddy !
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:49 PM
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Beautiful!
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:18 PM
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I have been back to this thread to look at the pics a few times.

Awesome 1911!!
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:10 PM
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Howdy Folk's,

Please pardon me, I mis-spoke above, the trigger guard I said was welded, it was not, I forged that one.

I was doing 3 at a time and forgot what frame I forged........looking at it close, it's a forge / heated and bent.

What method you choose depends on how thick the trigger guard material is, it's kinda 6 of one 1/2 dozen of thy other.

You need a good thick trigger guard to forge, bend and stretch.

Generally speaking; if you want a BIG trigger guard area, say on a tactical gun like an Operator Rail Gun, where the operator is wearing gloves and such, doing a welded insert we can tweak it around and make a larger trigger guard opening.

The give away gun I wanted a sleeker not so large look.

Here is a snap shot of one I just done on a Springfield Operator.



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Old 02-10-2020, 07:45 PM
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Absolutely GORGEOUS. Wonderful job!!!
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:55 PM
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Anybody else feel like it’s unaffordable to them? Lol
That’s SWEEEEET!
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