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BigBronco
09-07-2010, 10:12 PM
Is there a gunsmith in the OC area that you all can recommend. My spring tube needs to be re-staked and I desperately need a trigger job.

Sniper3142
09-07-2010, 10:55 PM
BUMP

I'd like to know the answer also. I've got a TRP Operator that needs to have its adjustable rear sight replaced by a Harrison Custom fixed one.

CamW
09-07-2010, 10:58 PM
He's not in OC, but Dave's Metal Works in Covina could help you out. Give him a call at 626-859-0299. Great gunsmith and a great guy to do business with.

NiteQwill
09-07-2010, 11:08 PM
Nearest to OC is Will O'Hara. He's in Corona. He worked on my Operator in my sig. 951-371-4971

Dave's Metal Works is also good.

1911Luvr
09-08-2010, 12:57 AM
Nearest to OC is Will O'Hara. He's in Corona. He worked on my Operator in my sig. 951-371-4971

Dave's Metal Works is also good.

+1 for Will! He's worked on 2 1911s for me and is doing more custom work on the second right now.

randy
09-08-2010, 2:35 AM
+1 for Daves Metal Works. Here's a thread with a 1911 he just finished for me.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=336956

The picture could look better but CamW was screwing off again and wasn't there to take the picture.

yasushi
09-08-2010, 9:06 AM
Alan Tanaka at AT Customs in Gardena.
I live in south O.C. but he's worth the trip. He's very knowledgeable, down to earth and fun guy to talk to. he also does a hell of a job on the wheels guns too.
http://www.americanpistol.com/guild_member.php?mbrid=66

billgato
09-08-2010, 10:23 AM
+ 2 on Will O' Hara. He's done work on my 1911 and I am 100% satisfied with the quality of his work. He's basically the only gunsmith I'll use for my 1911.

HighLander51
09-08-2010, 10:31 AM
Also Jojo Vidanes in Norco

http://jvdynamics.com/custom_guns/

Jojo@JVDynamics.com

Swoop
09-08-2010, 5:44 PM
Mark @ Ade's gun shop in Orange. I trust him to figure out just about anything!

gasol1ne
09-08-2010, 9:08 PM
ive been to mikes gunsmithing in long beach. they installed some sights on my rock island.

tools2teach
09-09-2010, 4:52 PM
Jan Merson from American Firearms and Gunsmithing. Straight up guy who won't d*** you around. Turnaround time is good.

1911ShooterPhil
10-01-2010, 1:24 AM
Ditto. Mark, the "OC Gunsmith" at Ade's Gun Shop. I recently had the pleasure of having a used and abused working gun professionally restored to “better-than-original” condition at Ade's Gun Shop. I brought the gun to him in rough shape (from service in a galaxy far far away), and after a relatively quick timeframe, I was shocked and amazed at what I got back. The gun was fire-damaged and rusted due to fire-damage. When I had originally showed him what he had to work with and the parts I acquired for him to restore the piece, he was honest and gave me straightforward responses and no-nonsense guidance. His encyclopedic knowledge of his trade was evident. I don't know any other gunsmith in Orange County who would have given that particular gun the time of day in their shop at their bench and could have performed the small miracles he performed on that gun (especially considering the shape it was in). I am supremely pleased with the end results and confident that my working gun will live to fight another day, thanks to his honest, old-school work ethic and master abilities. I was also supremely pleased with the modest fee he charged for his services. I asked him about it and he said, “Look friend, I’m not here to gouge you like others do. This is what I know and what I do.” That's what I like to hear. I use that particular 1911 as a carry gun for work. If I didn't trust his abilities, I wouldn't use the gun. That handgun now has a couple of thousands of rounds through it and is a trust-worthy working piece. This is why the OC Gunsmith is the gunsmith that I will frequent and fully endorse. If you got a 1911 that needs work, call Ade's Gun Shop in Orange, CA, and the OC Gunsmith will help you build the 1911 of your dreams, just like he did for me. Check out my "calguns" avatar. That's the fire-damaged 1911 he fixed for me.

Colt
10-01-2010, 7:20 AM
Alan Tanaka at AT Customs in Gardena.
I live in south O.C. but he's worth the trip. He's very knowledgeable, down to earth and fun guy to talk to. he also does a hell of a job on the wheels guns too.
http://www.americanpistol.com/guild_member.php?mbrid=66

+1000

I recently had some work done on a couple 1911s. Awesome. Great guy and excellent results. I live in southern part of OC and it's worth the drive.

AMDG
10-01-2010, 9:44 AM
How about in the LA area (for a bobtail job)?

ocspeedracer
10-01-2010, 9:50 AM
http://americanfirearmssales.com
in Fullerton/Brea area.

ballyhoo
10-01-2010, 10:22 AM
Alan Tanaka at AT Customs in Gardena.
I live in south O.C. but he's worth the trip. He's very knowledgeable, down to earth and fun guy to talk to. he also does a hell of a job on the wheels guns too.
http://www.americanpistol.com/guild_member.php?mbrid=66

I have been to some of the others mentioned with acceptable results, but for my money you can't beat Alan Tanaka. He is also a member of the American Pistol Smith Guild (I think that is right). He has done work to my 1911's and is now working on one of my wheelguns.

When you watch him inspect and take apart your pistol, you quickly realize the vast amount of knowledge he has and that he is very committed to making your pistol function in the best possible way. He will not try to upsell you on anything.

Alan Tanaka: 310-327-2721

He is located just of the 405 & western Ave in Gardena.

JRJCP
10-02-2010, 2:24 AM
Custom work for your 1911.