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Post by dfhawkins on 10/1/2016, 9:02 pm

Has anyone had experience with a gunsmith in the North Central Florida area? I need a 1911 slide drilled and tapped for a sight rail. There are gun smiths around the Gainesville, FL area that specialize in USPSA and IPSC guns, but I would like to find a smith that understands Bullseye shooters and their needs.
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Post by davekp on 10/2/2016, 7:29 am

Bill Jenkins but he is in Vero.

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Post by AllAces on 10/2/2016, 7:56 am

Mail the slide to Dave Salyer in SC. Dave is a bullseye smith and shooter ànd does excellent work.
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Post by Recurvist22 on 10/2/2016, 9:28 am

+1 on the work done by Dave Salyer, just got my LB Wadcutter back from him, Fantastic work and great guy to deal with.

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Post by JKR on 10/2/2016, 4:15 pm

Not to be nonchalant about it but any good machinist could easily drill and tap a slide for you as long as you can show him what you want.

It wouldn't require a BE specialist either. It would be a simple task for any skilled gunsmith.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 10/2/2016, 4:17 pm

JKR wrote:Not to be nonchalant about it but any good machinist could easily drill and tap a slide for you as long as you can show him what you want.

It wouldn't require a BE specialist either. It would be a simple task for any skilled gunsmith.

skilled is the keyword.  A new shooter on this forum had a slide driller and taped by a gunsmith, was crooked and screws were undersized. I believe Jerry helped this shooter out by redoing it correctly.
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Post by JKR on 10/2/2016, 4:25 pm

Skilled is the key word. There are many shade tree gunsmiths around. On the other hand, a machinist could do this easily if you provide the base. 

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Post by dfhawkins on 10/2/2016, 5:53 pm

Thanks to all for the responses. Chris, you mentioned Jerry. Is he a local gunsmith in Florida with Bullseye pistol skills worth engaging? If so, are you able to share his contact info?
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Post by Chris Miceli on 10/2/2016, 6:26 pm

dfhawkins wrote:Thanks to all for the responses. Chris, you mentioned Jerry. Is he a local gunsmith in Florida with Bullseye pistol skills worth engaging? If so, are you able to share his contact info?

Jerry = Jerry Keefer a retired ? bullseye smith out of VA. He actively posts On this forum. If you don't know anyone in your area, a slide can easily be shipped to a gunsmith found on this forum. There are several qualified smiths and bullseye gunsmiths around the country with different prices and wait times. I like to work with ones that contribute to this forum.

Check out the American pistol smiths website might have a smith near you.
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Post by DavidR on 10/3/2016, 9:37 am

Christopher Miceli wrote:
dfhawkins wrote:Thanks to all for the responses. Chris, you mentioned Jerry. Is he a local gunsmith in Florida with Bullseye pistol skills worth engaging? If so, are you able to share his contact info?

Jerry = Jerry Keefer a retired ? bullseye smith out of VA. He actively posts On this forum.  If you don't know anyone in your area, a slide can easily be shipped to a gunsmith found on this forum.  There are several qualified smiths and bullseye gunsmiths around the country with different prices and wait times.  I like to work with ones that contribute to this forum.

Check out the American pistol smiths website might have a smith near you.
Some of the smiths here like Jerry do not do work for the general public or forum members.
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