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 and money, this seems like a great opportunity to learn from the best. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of building a custom 1911.
I’ve copied the class information from the Deep River Customs webpage below:
BOB MARVEL CUSTOM 1911 CLASSES
Deep River Customs, a manufacturer of high quality 1911 pistols, is proud to sponsor Bob Marvel, who will be teaching custom 1911 courses in Asheboro, NC, beginning in April 2015.
Bob Marvel is nationally and internationally acclaimed for his craftsmanship in building exceptionally reliable and accurate 1911 pistols. In the past thirty years he built national championship and world championship winning pistols, as well as pistols for the military, law enforcement, and for civilian use. Bob is well known for a series of .22/1911 conversion designs, 1911 design improvements, products for the 1911, and as a consultant to the firearms industry.
Bob has taught private 1911 classes at his shop and trained individuals who are now successful with their own shops. He also taught NRA 1911 classes at Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC, for the past five years. Given this background, Deep
River Customs is confident that Bob’s classes will be a meaningful and productive experience for all class participants.
This will be a thorough, comprehensive 10 day course to teach the participants how to build a custom 1911 pistol using specific knowledge of each part. The 10 day schedule is required due to the amount of information, knowledge, and custom pistol building skills that are to be passed on to the students. Simply put, five days is not enough time.
The classes will involve supervised “hands-on” training, lectures, class discussion, trouble shooting, range time and reviews. At the end of the course, each student will walk away with a custom built 1911 pistol, and the knowledge of how the pistol works, and how to build and repair 1911 pistols from the knowledge acquired in class.
THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION INCLUDES (but is not limited to):
-HOW THE PISTOL OPERATES
-SEQUENCE OF THE BUILD
-PRECISE/REPEATABLE SLIDE TO FRAME FITTING
-PROVEN MATCH GRADE BARREL FITTING
-DETAILED TRIGGER/ACTION WORK
-CHANGES REQUIRED FOR DIFFERENT PISTOL USES
-WHAT/WHY PARTS EFFECT ACCURACY & RELIABILITY
-RELOADING DETAILS RELATED TO ACCURACY
-LOAD DATA AND RESEARCH INFORMATION
-ALL FACTORS FOR 50 YARD-10 SHOT GROUPS UNDER 1.2”
-USE OF VARIOUS TOOLS TO IMPROVE SKILL AND QUALITY
-TROUBLE SHOOTING BY CAUSE AND EFFECT
-VARIATIONS OF THE 1911 DESIGN
-SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON EACH PART OF THE 1911
Every detail of the 1911 pistol will be covered, so be prepared to take a lot of notes.
Although it is important to learn how to build the pistol, it is equally important to learn how and why the 1911 functions and why certain methods are used or certain changes are made. Theory is not enough: there must be a logical, proven method that is predictable and repeatable.
MINIMAL TOOL REQUIREMENTS:
The class is designed to make it easy for the student to fly or drive in without spending a lot of money on tools and without hauling or shipping a tool box across the country. Although there are a few things to you will need to bring along, everything you need to build the pistol will be available for use and set up on your individual workbench at the school. However, if you would like any of the tools or parts used in the class, you may order them and Deep River Customs will ship the products directly to you after the class.
REQUIREMENTS TO BRING TO CLASS:
A GOOD DIAL CALIPER
A GOOD OUTSIDE MICROMETER (ELECTRONIC IS FINE)
SAFETY GLASSES & EAR PROTECTION
OPTI-VISOR WITH A LOUPE
FFL COPY (if you have one)
100 ROUNDS MINIMUM (available for purchase locally)
FRAME,SLIDE, AND OTHER COMPONENTS (The cost of the parts are included in the cost of the class.)
The participants will work with frames and slides that have been machined out of forgings. The government model frame will be checkered (25 lpi) and the government model slide will have Marvel buried and protected rear sight cuts and a cross dovetail front cut. All of the other main components have been made out of high grade bar stock or tool steel.
All of the kits will be of the same quality and of the same manufacture in order to provide uniformity and cohesion in training. This will allow Bob to provide you with the benefit of his years of experience in the time allotted for the class. The goal is to finish up with a true custom pistol that you have built, while allowing the additional benefit of learning how to resolve issues with other types/brands of pistols and parts.
All of the pistols will be in stainless steel, although the option of a black nitride finish or stainless steel “bluing” will be available at an additional cost after the completion of the course. Finishing, other than bead blasting, will not be an option in the class due to time constraints.
DATES FOR THE 2015 CLASSES:
CLASS 1: APRIL 13TH THROUGH APRIL 23RD
CLASS 2: JUNE 8TH THROUGH JUNE 18TH
CLASS 3: SEPT 7TH THROUGH SEPT 17TH
2016 class dates will be set up as soon as the 2015 classes are filled.
Additional courses may be offered and will be announced as they are developed.
TUITION AND DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2015 Classes:
The cost of the ten day class is $3995. This includes instructional material, all pistol components (not including options), use of all of the tools and equipment to complete your custom pistol, technical support through Deep River Customs and Bob Marvel after the class, and shipping of your custom gun back to you or your FFL holder. Tuition does not include food, lodging, or travel expenses.
A non-refundable deposit of $1,500.00 is required to secure and hold your position in a class. The remaining $2,495 is due 60 days prior to the commencement of the class you have enrolled in. Tuition payment may be in the form of a personal check, cashiers check or bank transfer. If you would like to arrange to make payments, call Deep River Customs to discuss options.
Should circumstances prevent your attendance, you may opt to attend a subsequent class upon notifying Deep River Customs and making the proper arrangements. We will work with you any way we can to allow you to attend the class.
Each class is limited to 14 students . Although generally not an issue, if the class has to be canceled by us and a deposit has been received, a position will be held for you in a subsequent class, if desired, or your deposit will be refunded to you.
Sending your deposit indicates that you have read, understood, and accepted this cancellation policy.
Video recording devices are not allowed in the class.
Please contact Deep River Customs to sign up for the course.