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Old 10-01-2015, 8:06 AM
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Default Gunsmiths in the Santa Barbara/Ventura Area

Can anyone recommend a gunsmith that actually knows what they're doing when it comes to 1911's? I need to get some work done and, like doctors, good smiths are HARD to find. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2015, 7:31 AM
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Brian Worthan in Camarillo. 1911 Doctor to say the least. (805) 415-1547
Glock, Smith and Wesson M&P, Colt 1911, Colt AR15 &
HK Factory Certified Armorer
Ventura County Certified CCW Instructor
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Old 06-18-2017, 7:08 AM
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Brian Worthan in Camarillo is an absolute butcher. Of the 6 guns I gave him, he did two correctly. One he replaced a sight on, the other he removed a compensator. The other four had all manners of incompetence. He hammered the slide and front sight on my Sig when he removed it, his cerakote job on it was terrible twice and he lost the firing pin which I can't find anywhere. When he returned it, the slide was in the white as a result of buffing out the hammer marks on the slide. On the AMT, when he finally returned it at my request, the firing pin assembly was removed and disassembled. On the Winchester 94, I asked him to simply find and install a the barrel band screw, which he chiggered on its way in and didn't fix until I asked him to. The bolt action he cleaned and rebedded it and now it shoots further off than when I gave it to him.
This wasn't all in one trip either, it was over the course of four months. After finally getting frustrated I asked him to drop them with a gun shop near his house and he included a $300 bill for his "work", which I paid. He took a nice Sig P230 and turned it into a paperweight that I can't use or sell. I sincerely hope he never makes another dime working on guns again.

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