"PROJECT STREET GUN" - Next Class is our fifth project... this is a repeat commentary of when I started project street gun, only I have modified it.
WELCOME TO THE NO BS ZONE OF TEDDY JACOBSON
I have been making 1911 internal upgrade kits for many years and I know how to initially set up the geometry to work well with any 1911 frame. These hand refined parts of mine are used every where by professionals.
NO SPRINGFIELD ARMORY STAINLESS STEEL MIL SPEC PISTOLS
WILL BE ACCEPTED BECAUSE THE PHYSICAL GEOMETRY IS NOT THE SAME AS THE PARKERIZED VERSION. I CAN SUPPLY PROJECT PEOPLE WITH NAMES OF DEALERS THAT CAN HELP THEM LOCATE A SA MIL-SPEC PISTOL.
There is no reason that a person needs to spend a small fortune on a factory, semi custom, or a custom 1911 pistol in order to get a user friendly street gun.
My friend, the very well known gun writer Stephen Camp who has remarkable extensive knowledge of the Browning Hi Power and the 1911 pistol, etc, and I are investigating the very real possibility of starting "PROJECT STREET GUN" . The concept is to upgrade an existing 1911 pistol and to cater to the average 1911 person that wants a 45 acp caliber street gun with the finest hand fitted parts for the money. To make it affordable we are not going to try and teach anyone how to make a custom 1911 pistol.
That really makes no sense to me personally, only because it would be very hard to find the talent and it would be unrealistic for the average person to come up with that kind of money. Not every one is capable of the fine detailed work that is necessary and besides who would want to carry such a prized custom 1911 pistol.
We will start with a basic MILL SPEC 1911 PISTOL. WE WILL ONLY USE A FULL SIZE GOVERNMENT MODEL THAT IS PARKERIZED. I have already contacted a major wholesaler who will sell them to our people at a very reduced price. For those people that already have purchased and own a pistol like this that is fairly new and has never been worked on, they would "NOT" have to buy the new 1911 pistol from my wholesaler, we would still consider them. No Stainless Steel mil-spec pistols will be accepted...
I will not be buying the pistol direct and selling it to you, our plan is to arrange for the project people to buy this 1911 Mill Spec pistol direct thru their FFL dealer.
We will do "NO" front strap checkering, we will do "NO" beavertails, we will replace most of the internals as I make them for each 1911 pistol involved in the project. We will not have to refinish anything. Steve and I are going to show you how to make a basic street gun that is very user friendly for the serious person that wants a 1911 pistol to carry and use and has A LIMITED BUDGET. We will use the original frame and slide and barrel. We will also use the original factory installed sights.
You will do all the assembly under our instruction and I made a DVD explaining the 1911 series 70 pistol that is very detailed that will guide you along with other things we will supply. For your part this is "NOT" going to be a high dollar outlay of money for you compared to all the other options out there. We are not greedy people and we are going to always have your interest in mind from the beginning to the end, in order to make you a very affordable "USER GUN" .
This kit will contain approx. 20 parts and springs. We will be using Stainless Steel spring where any corrosion may be a factor. We will use a recoil spring that is made from Chrome Silicon premium wire. We will also replace the alloy firing pin with one made of good steel. added this paragraph 9 - 4 - 06...
We will recommend the use COBRA magazines which are not included. I know how to make internal kits after all these years of experience using my special jigs to compensate for frame dimensions. WHAT WE NEED NOW IS YOUR INPUT. If you will please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will tell you more about what we have in mind, but we want your input and thoughts on this project. I can estimate the projected time span after you receive your new mill spec 1911 pistol will be about 4 weeks to completion. I see no reason that every one do this in unison and I think it would be better for everyone to work at their own pace, because you will still have your own problems and jobs to cope with. You will install my parts that will be hand finished by me. Steve will take the detailed photos that you will need along with my DVD. Mr. Camp now supplies 2 wonderful detailed books with each kit.
We reserve the right to accept only those people who we think are capable of this task, I for one would never let you waste your hard earned money if I thought you could not do this.
The street pistol that you will put together will have a trigger pull of approx. 4.5 lbs that will break like glass.
I believe we will accept 15 people for this project.
Stephen Camp and I have a reputation of total honesty, second to none.
AUTHORS PERSONAL NOTATION:
This commentary as well as all my previous commentaries are my personal opinion only and my personal viewpoint only. Thankyou for all the emails, I will answer them all as time allows.
Teddy Jacobson / Pistolsmith
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