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Mr. Gillious
02-13-2016, 11:28 PM
I'm from the 650 area and in search of a competent 1911 gunsmith who knows what he's doing

I have a Kimber Custom II and I want to have a trigger job done and make it feel like a Wilson Combat or Les Baer. I also want the magwell blended with the frame and also have a grip safety with a memory bump fitted to the gun

Your recommendations are appreciated

jmardy
02-14-2016, 9:55 AM
I had a similar query a while back and put this guy on the top of my list:
http://www.jardinescustom.com/gunsmithing.html

Haven't done anything with it yet, so it's not really a recommendation yet...

-hanko
02-14-2016, 10:30 AM
I would recommend someone who's a member of the American Pistolsmiths Guild...that means they've enough experience to do what needs doing in the correct manner.

Applicants for membership have had their work judged by members...Going to the good-old-boy at your local gun store may not give you the finished gun you want...many repetitions of the :CC Gunsmithing" fiasco here. :facepalm:

The 4 members located in California are here... http://americanpistolsmithsguild.com/company_state/california/

hth

leego
02-14-2016, 1:59 PM
Alan Tanaka is one of the four gunsmith listed. He worked on my Kimber custom II. He did a fantastic action & trigger job, with trigger breaking at 3lbs. This a range gun for me, so the light trigger is not a problem for me. Novak adj. sights, Ed Brown metal chainlink MSH with a 19lbs spring.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m562/leego1/Kimber%201911/DSCN4649.jpg (http://s1132.photobucket.com/user/leego1/media/Kimber%201911/DSCN4649.jpg.html)

JRJCP
02-14-2016, 2:34 PM
Del Valle gunsmithing in Marina, Ca


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HopetonBrown
02-14-2016, 3:06 PM
I had a similar query a while back and put this guy on the top of my list:
http://www.jardinescustom.com/gunsmithing.html

Haven't done anything with it yet, so it's not really a recommendation yet...

He's really select on who he works with. Generally only likes working on Mil/LE pistols or high round count competitive shooters or guys who train a lot.

liberallyloaded
02-15-2016, 12:01 AM
You could always hit up CC Gunsmithing (http://www.yelp.com/biz/cc-gunsmithing-redwood-city?sort_by=date_desc)... :popcorn:

sigstroker
02-15-2016, 1:15 AM
Go to a USPSA match at Richmond, ask around, and chances are you can fondle someone's work and talk to their customers all at the same time.

I Swan
02-15-2016, 6:56 AM
You could always hit up CC Gunsmithing (http://www.yelp.com/biz/cc-gunsmithing-redwood-city?sort_by=date_desc)... :popcorn:

Is he still even open for business for those that want their gun chazzed up?

liberallyloaded
02-15-2016, 3:43 PM
Is he still even open for business for those that want their gun chazzed up?

I would imagine so- some of his yelp reviews are pretty recent.