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TS.com'r gets a custom pistol

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ccw1911, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. ccw1911

    ccw1911 Member

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    I'll let him tell you who he is if he wants, but a ts.com regular from the North East has this custom bullseye gun on it's way to him. Built to spec just for him.


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    Looks like it will shoot ok, this is 5 shots 25yds from the Ransom Rest.


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  2. Jim101

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    Very nice indeed. What was the load used for the accuracy test??




    Jim
     
  3. foghorn220

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    ccw1911:

    He might not revel his name he might be a secret agent for the secret society of secret agent's!!!

    Never know.

    Foggy
     
  4. Jerry944t

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    He won't reveal his name but I am certain he can't wait to get it into his hot little hands and deliver a range report.

    He probably will be able to supply some more pictures as well.
     
  5. beaker100

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    hi ccw1911, great work! doug
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    Nice, very nice ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. ccw1911

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    Jim101 the load used for that group is a Sierra 230gr FMJ Match bullet, 4.1 of Clays, Federal primer and new RP cases with the crimp set just right. This is not my regular accuracy load but it worked with this gun.

    Sportshot deleted his post but the answer is that I don't have an adjustable base on my Ransom rest so wherever the group ends up is where it is, I'm too lazy to walk downrange and move the target. Anyway the goal is testing the group size, I can't sight the gun in for someone elses eyeballs anyway.

    Thanks for the nice comments guys. Ross
     
  8. les morgan

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    Very nice pistol, I like it a lot. If you would not mind sharing your "usual" accuracy load I would appreciate knowing what it is. I am always searching for accurate loads for 45's. (as well as 9mm and 40). Thanks, Les
     
  9. hmb

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    Never seen a 45 cal group that small before. Impressive. HMB
     
  10. Jerry944t

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    For those who'd like to see more of Ross's fine craftsmanship here are some more pictures.

    Everyone who has seen or handled this gun thinks it's stainles steel and it isn't. Any guesses?

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  11. Quack Shot

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    Nice work Ross!

    I'll assume that Jerry944t is the proud owner. It looks like a hard chrome finish or Stainless Slide, but can't say for sure without a closer inspection. The frame looks to be Titanium or Aluminum. I'm sure the gun shoots much better than I ever will.

    Ross, I might look you up in the future if I decide to expand my collection!

    PerazziBigBore

    It looks like there is another major storm coming your way. I'll bet you wish you were back up in the Catskills or over in Italy when these come around. You might want to invest in a few decent "Social Workers" like this one if there is a situation like Katrina. I certainly hope you and yours will stay safe and avoid any damage or injury. It looks like it will go West of you, but it's a big storm and still unpredictable. We'll pray it fizzles out before landfall and/or avoids major populated areas.

    Carl
     
  12. Quack Shot

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    Mike,

    Here's a link to an interesting water filter. It seems like a good item to have when the water supply is compromised. There is a dealer/distributor in Virginia Beach, VA that sells these. They have two models. I would opt for the larger one and make sure I had an extra filter cartridge. They are not cheap, but they are slick and could make life simple when you need clean water. I have a few friends that have purchased these and they are amazing. It was partially inspired by the Katrina Disaster.

    http://www.lifesaverbottleusa.com/

    http://www.lifesaversystems.com/

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354735,00.html

    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/survival/life-saver-portable-water-filter-cleans-the-crap-out-of-your-waterliterally-299345.php

    Stay Safe!

    Carl
     
  13. foghorn220

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    Mike PerazziBigBore:

    Nice to see you on here so soon after the big cluster F*** that came into New orleans Ok I hadn't been on here much at all but you know if you need me for anything then email me at foghorn220@mchsi.com or just call me at 270 227-4898

    Foggy
     
  14. Ruck

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    Hey, Mike.....if you need a place to "dry out", come on over!!!

    Ken Rucker
     
  15. Jerry944t

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    Hey Mike, you'll be delighted with Ross's work. What is he building for you?
     
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    Ross, the .45 is one of the best and your custom guns happen to be the best looking I've ever seen guy!! Hap
     
  17. ccw1911

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    Jerry, thanks for posting the pics, I'm glad you like it, it was a pleasure working for you. Thanks again everyone for all the nice comments.

    Accuracy loads for the 45. Can't give away all my secrets but here's a few. A good hard cast HG68 semi-wadcutter with 3.7 or so of goodole Bullseye is no secret but still a great load. With 5.2 of 231 the same bullet shoots very well in most guns but is a little hotter load. The Hornady CT and XTP and the Sierra 230 grain bullets all shoot good with 4.1 or so of Clays. Make sure you have enough crimp to keep the bullet from setting back but not too much.

    My all time best 9mm load is the Hornady 115 XTP hollow point and 4.2 grains of Bullseye, this is using a 6" barrel so you may have to up the powder for your gun. The object is to get it to about 1140 fps or so, 231 works well too just not my favorite. Sierra hp bullets shoot excellent as well.

    I haven't done much accuracy testing with the 40 SW but enough Clays or Tightgroup to get an XTP to 1000 fps or so will not disappoint.
     
  18. les morgan

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    Thanks for the loading information. I appreciate it. Les
     
  19. ccw1911

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that the pistol is carbon steel with hard chrome finish done by Metaloy. Metaloy does all my hard chrome and I recommend them highly. On this one I had what they call the brush finish on the slide flats.
     
  20. Jerry944t

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    Ross, good choice of platers. They did a great job. Here's a picture with a different set of grips I had lying around.

    <a href="http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c216/Jerry944T/1911/?action=view&current=IMG_0427.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
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