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Meusoc”New Version” (M45) Replica

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The MEU(SOC) “New Version” replica is a patterned after the current pistol used by some Marine Corps Special Ops units (now known as the M45 pistol).  This pistol started out as a 1911 that was built on GI frames by the Armorers at PWS in Quantico, VA using Clark grip safeties, Kings ambi safeties and a rear sight made in-house by the USMC Armorers.  With input from operators in the field, that pistol evolved into the modern fighting pistol that is currently being used.

MEU(SOC) NEW VERSION SPECS:

– Forged frame with standard GI radius under the trigger guard
– Forged slide with angled front and rear cocking serrations
– Stainless steel match barrel, blackened
– Standard thickness match barrel bushing fit finger tight to the slide
– Caliber: .45 ACP
– Oval commander hammer, sear, and disconnector
– 3-hole aluminum Videcki-style trigger and a 4 to 4 1/2 lb. trigger job
– Novak plain black front and rear sights.
– Ed Brown ambi thumb safety
– Ed Brown grip safety
– Lowered and flared ejection port
– Beveled mag well
– Flat serrated steel mainspring housing with military-style lanyard loop
– Bar stock extractor and an oversize firing pin stop
– Bar stock ejector tuned to allow ejection of a live round
– Bar stock plunger tube staked with the frame holes properly chamfered
– Tested and tuned for complete reliability with factory ammo
– Pachmayr black rubber wrap-around grips
– 2 7-round magazines
– Mild dehorn keeping the gun’s lines intact
– Wolff springs including an 18 lb. recoil spring
– Slide, barrel hood, grip safety, mainspring housing and both safety levers stamped with the last 4 digits of the frame’s serial number
– Blackened parkerizing (manganese phosphate) with blackened barrel

OPTIONS: 

– Long solid match trigger (no charge)
– Commander ring hammer (no charge)
– Spare extractor fit to the pistol +$50
– Arched checkered mainspring housing – no charge
– EGW hardened pin set +$25
– “High grip” relief cut under the trigger guard +$65
– Stippled front strap with borders +$90
– Serrations on front strap, 20 LPI +$100
– Scalloped front strap +$150
– Checkered front strap 25 LPI +$235
– Satin black melonite for carbon or stainless steel pistols – no charge

Suitable base guns include Colt Series 70 and 80 1911’s, 1991’s, Springfield Armory Mil-Specs, GIs and similar pistols.

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AFP (Advanced Fighting Pistol) – Modern Self-Defense Pistol

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The AFP (Advanced Fighting Pistol) is my idea of a modern self-defense pistol.  This 1911 is built to be reliable, accurate and ergonomic.  This pistol has heavier chamfering on the edges than my other pistols but it still retains the classic lines of the pistol and is not “melted.”  Here are the standard specs for the pistol and plenty of options are available to customize it to suit your tastes.

AFP Specs:

-Forged frame
– Bar stock slide with angled rear cocking serrations
– Ultimate ignition parts including an Ultimate hammer, sear, and disconnector
– 4 to 4.5 lb. trigger job
– Solid match trigger with the permanent overtravel stop in your choice of length and texture.
– Harrison rear sight
– Dovetail tritium front sight with a white ring
– Stainless steel match barrel.
– EGW thick barrel bushing with beveled edge, fit finger tight to the slide
– Muzzle cut flush with bushing and crowned
– Ultimate forged slide stop
– Tuned for reliability with a bar stock extractor and oversized firing pin stop
– Bar stock extended thumb safety.
– Beavertail grip safety
– Beveled mag well
– Scallops on front strap
– Flat steel mainspring housing with scallops
– Lowered and flared ejection port
– Bar stock ejector tuned to allow ejection of a live round
– Bar stock plunger tube properly staked to the frame
– Wolf 16 lb recoil spring and heavy duty firing pin spring
– G10 grips
– Heavy chamfer on external edges while maintaining the original lines
– Matte blue with the sides of the slide polished
– Includes 2 stainless steel magazines

Options include:

– Government Model, Commander or Bobtail Commander
– Long or short smooth trigger
– Harrison rear sight without tritium or with 1 or 2 tritium dots
– 10-8 rear sights also available
– Front sight having tritium with a white ring, tritium without white ring, gold bead or plain black serrated
– EGW or Wilson bar stock thumb safety, Wilson bar stock Ambi thumb safety
– Berryhill Ultimate forged slide stop with flat or curved lever, EGW bar stock slide stop
– Ultimate ring hammer instead of skeletonized hammer
– Light chamfer on the edges of the pistol instead of heavy chamfer

– Round butt
– Cut slide stop pin flush with frame and chamfer the frame hole
– Extra extractor fit and tuned
– Front cocking serrations
– Ball cuts on front of slide, cut to line up with end of frame
– Stan Chen MSH with deep mag well chamfer

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Finish Option Includes:

– Matte blue with the sides of the slide polished
– Hard chrome with satin finish
– NP3
– Tungsten DLC

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BFP (Basic Fighting Pistol)

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The BFP is a basic practical pistol built on a standard Government Model that the customer provides. I’ve taken the Jeff Cooper “minimalist” concept of having improved sights, thumb safety, and trigger and added my own preference of a commander hammer. The pistol is tuned to increase reliability while also improving accuracy and ergonomics. The end result is a functional, reliable pistol that looks great and all sharp edges are removed while maintaining the classic lines of 1911.

My goal with this pistol is to minimize the cost and turnaround time by doing just the work necessary to improve the pistol and limit the options that are available. A separate waiting list will be kept for BFPs and I will build them between full custom pistol projects.

Accuracy:

The BFP starts with improvements to the sights. The rear sight is the same one that I used when building the MEUSOC replica. This is a simple, rugged, high profile sight that fits in a standard rear dovetail. The .135 wide square notch gives a little extra light on both sides of the front sight in your sight picture. I feel that this helps in acquiring a rapid sight picture without sacrificing accuracy. This is paired with a black serrated dovetail front sight that is secured to the slide with a rolling pin.

A match barrel bushing is fit to your factory barrel. This is probably the single greatest accuracy improvement that you can make to a stock 1911 pistol. The barrel bushing is finger tight so it can be removed without a wrench. I use the EGW thick barrel bushing with a “carry bevel” and a standard thickness bushing is optional.

Ignition:

Berryhill Ultimate ignition parts are installed with a crisp 4 lb trigger pull. A traditional commander ring hammer is standard but a skeletonized commander hammer is optional. The Government Model grip safety is modified to work with a commander hammer by cutting a circular relief on the top, similar to the grip safety used by Colt on their Commander pistols.

An oversized trigger is fit to the frame with a minimum amount of vertical movement. My triggers have a permanent overtravel stop that will never come loose and are available in short or long lengths.

Reliability:

A properly tuned bar stock extractor is installed along with an oversized firing pin stop to keep the extractor from moving or “clocking.” A bar stock ejector is fit and tuned to allow the ejection of a loaded cartridge. The feed ramp is cut to the proper depth and polished to ensure reliable feeding of hollow points. The chamber dimensions are checked to ensure that it’s not undersized. A bar stock plunger tube is staked in place after chamfering the holes in the frame to ensure that it will not come loose.  A sturdy forged slide stop is also installed. Colt Series 70s, Springfield Armory GIs and other pistols with a high ejection port require the lowering and flaring of the ejection port listed under Options.

Ergonomics:

All sharp edges are carefully chamfered while maintaining the classic lines and the rear of the slide will be blended to match the rear of the frame and ejector. Colt Series 70s and Springfield Armory GIs will have the mag well beveled. A flat steel checkered mainspring housing and checkered grips are installed to improve your grip. An arched mainspring housing and several front strap textures are available as options.

Finish:

Carbon steel pistols receive a matte blue finish with the sides of the slide polished while stainless steel pistols get a matte finish with a brushed finish on the sides of the slide. A satin black melonite finish is also available for both carbon steel and stainless steel pistols.

The standard features include: 

– MEUSOC rear sight (.135 wide notch) with black serrated dovetail front sight
– EGW thick barrel bushing fit your factory barrel. The bushing is fit finger tight to the slide.
– Muzzle cut flush with bushing and recrowned
– Berryhill Ultimate ignition parts including a Commander ring hammer, sear, and disconnector
– 4 to 4.25 lb. trigger job
– Solid match trigger with a permanent overtravel stop in long or short length.
– Berryhill Ultimate forged slide stop
– Bar stock extractor and oversized firing pin stop.
– Extended Ed Brown thumb safety.
– Grip safety modified for use with Commander hammer.
– Flat steel mainspring housing checkered 25 LPI
– Bar stock ejector
– Bar stock plunger tube staked with the frame holes properly chamfered
– Wolf 16 lb recoil spring and heavy duty firing pin spring
– Pistol tuned for reliable feeding and function
– Test fired and zeroed using 230 gr. FMJ ammo.
– Your choice of cocobolo or G10 checkered grips
– Mild dehorn – round and bevel all external edges while maintaining the original lines
– Satin blue finish for carbon steel pistols
– Satin finish with the sides of the slides brushed for stainless steel pistols
– Includes 1 stainless steel 8-round magazine

Available options include:

– Long or short serrated trigger – no charge
– Lower and flare ejection port plus bevel the mag well $85 (required on Colt Series 70s, Springfield Armory GIs or other pistols without these features)
– Ultimate hammer (skeletonized Commander hammer) – no charge
– Standard GI thickness barrel bushing – no charge
– Tritium (+$45), gold bead (+$60) or white dot insert (+$40) installed in front sight
– 10-8 NM rear sight with .140 U-notch +$5
– EGW bar stock thumb safety +$50
– Wilson Bullet Proof bar stock tactical thumb safety +$50
– Wilson Bullet Proof bar stock Ambi thumb safety +$130

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Traditional Model – Classic Looking 1911

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The name says it all. The Traditional Model is a classic looking 1911 with top quality parts, built to be accurate and reliable. This pistol has GI-style vertical cocking serrations, 25 LPI checkering, one of my Ultimate ring hammers, an extended thumb safety and mild dehorning to keep the original lines intact. The following specs are standard but plenty of options are available to customize the pistol to suit your tastes.

Traditional Model Standard Specs:

– Forged frame
– Bar stock slide with GI-style vertical rear cocking serrations
– Ultimate ring hammer, sear, and disconnector
– Solid aluminum short or long match trigger with permanent overtravel stop
– 4 to 4 1/2 lb. trigger job
– Lower & flared ejection port
– Stainless steel match barrel
– Thick barrel bushing with beveled edge. The bushing is fit finger tight to the slide
– Harrison rear sight in low-mount sight cut
– Dovetail tritium front sight with a white ring.
– Bar stock extractor & oversized firing pin stop fit tightly to prevent clocking
– Front strap checkered 25 LPI.
– Flat mainspring housing with 25 LPI checkering
– Forged slide stop
– Bar stock extended thumb safety
– Beavertail grip safety
– Beveled mag well
– Double diamond checkered wood grips
– 2 stainless steel magazines
– Tuned and tested for complete reliability with factory ammo