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Just took delivery of my custom pistol from Jon!!

Post by zanemoseley on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 4:06 pm

I've been talking with Jon for over 6 months and have eagerly been awaiting my first custom wadcutter pistol. I am happy to say it was worth the wait. Its as beautiful as it is accurate. Its built on a caspian frame, caspian slide, kart barrel, EGW innards and VZ grips. I had Jon polish the flats a bit more than his usual, what can I say I like a pretty gun. Mounted the Aimpoint 9000SC for a total weight of 3.25 pounds.

This is by far the tightest pistol I've handled. The recoil is very mild and I picked up the trigger very easily on my first range session. I'm just now hitting Expert but was very pleased how I shot the pistol, the picture below is 20 shots slow fire on a 25 yard slow fire target and 20 shots timed fire.

Jon was super easy to deal with and gave updates as the pistol progressed. Unfortunatly the pictures don't do it justice, trust me she's gorgeous. Thanks Jon!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u4jddk3uxvqt8j/0902171651-1-800x525.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/87km3qab3vlkelq/0902171652-1-800x678.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u3zd0nsozempxa7/0902171523-800x450.jpg?dl=0


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Post by Multiracer on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 4:09 pm

So very nice. No target pictures though.

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Post by zanemoseley on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 4:11 pm

Sorry, just added the link to the targets. It would be scary what someone with real skills could do with this pistol.

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Post by kjanracing on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 4:21 pm

Beautiful pistol!
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Post by javaduke on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 4:25 pm

What a beauty! The bluing looks really nice, and targets too Smile

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Post by Tim:H11 on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 5:00 pm

Sharp looking piece of hardware you got there! Nice!
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Post by Chris Miceli on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 5:30 pm

I have a 6" by Jon, every match I think I set a new personal best in some fashion. Just shot a 97,98,100 slow fire in today's match.
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Post by gregbenner on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 5:51 pm

ZM, looks super, both the gun and the targets!  What bullets were you shooting?

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Post by zanemoseley on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 5:59 pm

Magnus #801 185 grain over 4.1 WST

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Post by james r chapman on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 6:57 pm

The right target looks like  a sharp shouldered wadcutter. the left looks like the #801
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Post by zanemoseley on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 7:10 pm

They're both Magnus 801's, what you're seeing is the difference in crappy targets and good targets. The rapid target is Kruger brand where the slow fire is National Target.

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Post by Caster3845 on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 7:11 pm

Is that a Bob Marvel scope mount?
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Post by Jon Eulette on Sat 02 Sep 2017, 7:23 pm

Al Marvel mount. Bob never made them.
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Post by lablover on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 5:28 am

Total newb..Who is Jon..That thing sure is Purdy!!!

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Post by SW-52 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 6:52 am

beautiful build.
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Post by zanemoseley on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 7:22 am

lablover wrote:Total newb..Who is Jon..That thing sure is Purdy!!!

Jon is an old USAMU member and has been pistol smithing since the 80's if I recall. He's kind of a staple around here for good advice.

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Post by Tim:H11 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 8:01 am

lablover wrote:Total newb..Who is Jon..That thing sure is Purdy!!!

Jon Eulette. He posted in this thread. He's a pistol smith. He turned a Springfield Armory Mil Spec of mine into a lean mean tack driving machine! Shot my first 100-10X with it during a timed fire practice last week. Shot a 98 slow fire with it back in May during the regionals. He stays busy but he's worth the wait.


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Post by SW-52 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 8:26 am

Tim:H11 wrote:
lablover wrote:Total newb..Who is Jon..That thing sure is Purdy!!!

Jon Eulette. He posted in this thread. He's a pistol smith. He turned a Springfield Armory Mil Spec of mine into a lean mean tack driving machine! Shot my first 100-10X with it during a timed fire practice last week. Shot a 98 slow fire with it back in May during the regionals. He stays busy but he's worth the wait.


wow,nice build! swc or JHP? kart or kkm?
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Post by gregbenner on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 8:38 am

Chris Miceli wrote:I have a 6" by Jon, every match I think I set a new personal best in some fashion. Just shot a 97,98,100 slow fire in today's match.
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Tim:H11 wrote:Jon Eulette. He posted in this thread. He's a pistol smith. He turned a Springfield Armory Mil Spec of mine into a lean mean tack driving machine! Shot my first 100-10X with it during a timed fire practice last week. Shot a 98 slow fire with it back in May during the regionals. He stays busy but he's worth the wait.

Damn! That is some good shooting!!

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Post by lablover on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 1:11 pm

I CANT STOP DROOLING OVER THAT PISTOL!!  Good God thats a thing of beauty !!!

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Post by Tim:H11 on Sun 03 Sep 2017, 2:37 pm

Its a Kart barrel. 200 grain LSWC I cast.
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Post by rich.tullo on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 6:47 pm

Nice piece!
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Post by spursnguns on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 8:01 am

Beautiful pistol, zanemoseley.

Jon rebuilt my Les Baer National Match; now it is truly an x ring at fifty yards pistol.  He's now building for me a dedicated lower for my Nelson conversion....can't wait.

Congratulations on your new toy.

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Post by SW-52 on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 5:31 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:Its a Kart barrel. 200 grain LSWC I cast.
Thanks Tim.
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