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Offline Jakashh

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local 1911 gunsmiths?
« on: July 13, 2012, 06:49:42 AM »
I'm looking to have my Springfield GI get a dovetail front sight cut for some better sights, and also get some other stuff done along the way. I've been looking at Miller precision Arms in Montana, who have great prices, but I'd prefer local. There is also a lack of reviews of their work.

Anyone know a good gunsmith around the Houston area  who can do some 1911 work for me? And if not Houston, how about in state?

Also, I know I could probably sell this gun and buy one with everything I want already on it for a few bucks more, but what's the fun in that? This is my first 1911, which also happens to be my first handgun, and I don't plan on selling it anytime soon. It has sentimental value   :th_thicon_funny:

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: local 1911 gunsmiths?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 07:53:30 AM »
Briley is one of the biggest names in the business, and they're right here in Houston.

http://www.briley.com/

You don't have to spend $120 in shipping with UPS/FedEx or $50 USPS shipping plus whatever your FFL would charge.

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Re: local 1911 gunsmiths?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 07:54:36 AM »
I don't know of any 1911 garage gunsmiths though. I think there's a list on 1911forum.com of all the 1911 gunsmiths.

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Re: local 1911 gunsmiths?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 11:46:33 PM »
Ah, i didn't know Briley was in Houston. Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 02:51:27 PM »
Vandenberg Customs is also in Houston area. He's a good guy. Seen a lot of his work and spoke to him a few times.

Briley is good for machine work as well. But don't let them sell you one of their bushings.
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Re: local 1911 gunsmiths?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012, 04:08:22 PM »
Vandenberg Customs is also in Houston area. He's a good guy. Seen a lot of his work and spoke to him a few times.

Briley is good for machine work as well. But don't let them sell you one of their bushings.

Will look into him when the time is close. What's wrong with briley bushings?