custom 1911

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 …

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 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 …

Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started

August 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started, presented by Rifleshooter.com and Brownells Custom 1911 Project: Part 1- getting started Custom 1911 Project: Part 2-undercut trigger guard Custom 1911 Project: Part 3- fit and blend grip safety Custom 1911 Project: Part 4- machining a chain link …

Bob Marvel Custom 1911 Classes

August 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bob Marvel will be offering custom 1911 classes in Asheboro, North Carolina.   Marvel is well known for his custom 1911s.  The cost of the ten day class includes the parts needed for a student to complete his own pistol. If you have the time …