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Old 11-08-2015, 02:09 AM
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stillwater stillwater is offline
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10 mm long slide (notes from the peanut gallery)

For those who like their 10mm in 1911 long slide...I had one made for me a few years ago by Heirloom Precision. It is an extraordinary piece.

For those interested, please feel free to contact Heirloom directly. I have been privileged to have sampled work from both Mr. Burton and Mr. Yost.

I have been very, very pleased with this gun. Because it was built by Ted Yost, I went ahead and set the target for the first shots at twenty meters. The first three rounds went to nearly the center of the bull, all three making one single hole. I was thrilled, but not surprised. Ted also added some "trick" (John Browning Style tricks) work to the recoil process. As the slide begins away from battery it is slowed a tad more by a feature of the firing pin stop. I thought perhaps Ted had come up with this himself but he just laughed and reminded me that the early (very early) 1911's had this and it was later modified (probably in the 1920's). Extremely smooth, delightfully accurate. He (Ted) built it around my favorite 10mm load and it fits the action like a glove. Though I have more rounds through previous guns this is now my favorite shooter.

Heirloom makes all their own parts from blanks. They specialize in the 1911 Government frames and I believe the .45 ACP is still the most popular chambering for their customers. They can build anything though.

In an earlier post on another thread there is mention of some pricing for low-number production. For a little more you can have one made for you by one of the two or three finest builders still in business in the US.

I am providing a photo of the 10mm long slide built for me. It is unmarked ("clean" slide). I was competition shooting (IPSC) at the time (.45 ACP) so I asked for hard rubber grips which were my favorite competition grips and I was used to that feel. I also asked for and prefer the "1909" smooth frame and grip safety style. He did all that for me with no complaints on his part and he executed it all in grand style, all the way down to bluing it himself.

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Old 11-08-2015, 01:51 PM
PeeDee PeeDee is offline
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Thanks for posting. Long slide 10mm or flange barrel is my next gun. Have saved enough,n now looking for the right one. It will happen! Your is a heirloom for sure enjoy and pass it to a love one.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:50 PM
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Para had one and I hope it gets carried over to a Remington model. It has a 6 inch slide with ramped barrel. Adjustable sights and a rail. The one I saw was about $1.2K in a LGS. I waffled over it for weeks and then it was gone. I think it was the Para LE Hunter?

If you are into 10mm and don't already go there then there is a nice 10mm forum.

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Old 11-11-2015, 04:53 PM
Wolfie10mm Wolfie10mm is offline
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Have the Para Hunter, runs great only knocks are a gritty trigger and the dual thumb safety is a little loose. I also hope Remington carries it over. The RI longslide is also a good deal but I had to send that one back but its been aces since then.
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