1911 gunsmithing

In this post I’ll be machining a golf ball pattern into the top of a 1911 slide.  This pattern will match the golf ball texture on the grip and main spring housing, giving the pistol a unique, custom look. For reference purposes, a schematic of …

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage of 1911 pistol is the shape of it’s butt.  The square edge can print when the pistol is carried concealed.  To address this, Ed Brown designed a Bobtail conversion mainspring housing for full and Commander sized guns.  This conversion replaces the …

Countersunk and flush cut slide stop pins have become common on custom 1911s over the past few years.  This simple modification adds a distinctive touch to a 1911 frame. For reference purposes, a schematic of a 1911 pistol can be found here. Before we get …

Hot and sweaty or cold and numb hands can make grasping your 1911 pistol difficult, especially if it has the original specification smooth front strap.  The addition of checkering, texturing, rubber grips or grip tape can all help.  While checkering looks great, it has sharp …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 7- machining ball cuts on a 1911 slide, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the seventh installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going to machine ball cuts on a slide. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 6- flat top and chain link top of slide, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the sixth installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going flat top and chain link the slide. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 5- milling slide for low mount sights, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the fifth installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going machine the slide to install low mount sights. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 4- Machining a chain link front strap, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the fourth installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going machine a chain link pattern into the front strap of the pistol. Custom 1911 …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 3- fit and blend grip safety, Presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the third installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going to fit a Wilson Combat grip safety. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 2-undercut trigger guard

September 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Custom 1911 Project: Part 2 undercut trigger guard- Presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells This is the second installment of our Custom 1911 project- in this post we are going to undercut the trigger guard area of the frame. Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started …

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