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Recommended 1911 pistolsmith near me for traditional hard fit?

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Post by Blazin Thu May 09, 2024 10:22 am

Looking to have a 1911 built up tight & accurate (traditional hard fit barrel) to be used primarily for Bullseye and Bianchi Cup, but with the ability to crossover into other shooting sports like Steel Challenge, so it will have a buried BoMar style rear sight. I am going to order the slide and frame from JEM (forged 4140 and square triggerguard). 


Hoping for a smith that’s only a state or so away. Live in Maryland and have been thinking I would use Dave Sams, but are there other smiths I should consider? 

I feel like the number of pistolsmiths who are accepting traditional hard fit work is shrinking, so I wanted to start this project soon. Plan to talk with the smith before I start ordering parts.


I am not new to custom 1911’s, but I am new to a custom Bullseye gun. I know it'll be a year+ wait on the gun.

Appreciate any help.

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Post by PMcfall Thu May 09, 2024 1:36 pm

Dave Salyer is in S Carolina and KC Crawford (KC Custom Creations) is in N Carolina.
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Post by jimsteele Thu May 09, 2024 4:35 pm

And David Sams in in Virginia,  I have been pleased with Sams, & Crawfords work. I would talk to them before I bought the pistol though.

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Post by PMcfall Thu May 09, 2024 4:51 pm

D Salyer recently rebuilt my hardball gun.  Here's a group it shot when I got it back.  Ransom rest @ 50 yds with 185 gr Federal Gold Medal Match.  Small circle is X ring, large circle 10 ring.
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Post by Dcforman Thu May 09, 2024 5:32 pm

Whatever you do, I would wait to purchase components until you settle on a smith. They often have frame/slide preferences based on their build style.

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Post by javaduke Thu May 09, 2024 8:21 pm

I'm in Arizona but I can build one for you.

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Post by Star loader Wed May 29, 2024 9:41 pm

Look up Mike Curtis , retired Marine Armored ( one of the best ) and he is in Martinsburg, WV..

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Post by Rodger Barthlow Fri May 31, 2024 7:40 pm

Star loader wrote:Look up Mike Curtis , retired Marine Armored ( one of the best ) and he is in Martinsburg, WV..
Last time I talked to Mike he wasn't taking on any more work.
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