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  1. Deep River Customs Article in American Handgunner: Deep River Customs
  2. We've opened enrollment for classes at our second venue - New Mexico, October 2019. Advanced Topics Workshop - Trigger/Action
  3. Deep River Customs, a maker of premium 1911 and 2011 pistols, is presenting a series of Advanced Topic Workshops. These workshops will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to perform the work to produce exceptional results in key areas of 1911/2011 function and reliability. This course will benefit gunsmiths, competitors, hobbyists, and enthusiasts with a desire to better understand the workings of the 1911/2011 ignition system. In this class, various methods and tools are used to accomplish the desired trigger pull style and weight. In addition, you will learn the relationship of all ignition components and their relationship to operation and proper function. All the methodology and techniques required to achieve a match/competition or carry trigger job are shared during class. Students will learn to perform the work to accomplish the desired trigger job on a 1911/2011 pistol. For more information, follow this link: Advanced Topics Workshop
  4. Around 3 months...we do have a few already built like the pistol in this post, just different finishes. We'll try to get them up on the website soon.
  5. We provide DLC and PVD coating services. Shops in NC and FL.
  6. We've been busy building a series of 2011 Limited pistols, mostly .40 with a few 9mm thrown in. Here's one from that batch in .40. Built on Davinci frame and slide with a Limcat grip and magwell, Kart barrel with tapered sleeve bushing. Safeties, ignition parts, etc. are all match/competition grade parts machined from bar stock. Fully adjustable rear in a modified or "hidden" Bomar sight cut with a Manny Dot front FO sight.
  7. We used them several years ago. Out of the blue they told us that they were no longer going to do firearms finishing. They did good work for the most part, although, some pieces that came back had to be redone, which added considerably to the turn around time...and to the labor cost. Without have to return a piece to have it finished a second time, turn around was several months.
  8. Veteran owned Deep River Customs manufactures 1911 & 2011 pistols, with shops in NC and FL. Deep River Customs provides gunsmith and gun building services for the 1911 & 2011. We build pistols for competition, duty, or everyday carry use. We strive to make pistols that are accurate and function reliably. All Deep River Customs pistols are hand fit with the same care, attention to detail, and the same high quality parts. In addition, we offer quality parts and gunsmith tools for sale, and provide gunsmith training courses throughout the year. We'd be happy to help with your shooting needs, so check out our website and feel free to give us a call or drop us a email. www.deeprivercustoms.com info@deeprivercustoms.com
  9. The Kuhnhausen books are good reference books with a lot of information. We've had a set since day one. There is a book currently being written by an engineering professor at UNC. Besides building pistols and shooting them in competitions, he is a firearms researcher. His book - first in a series - will focus on the 1911 and is being written in collaboration with well known gunsmiths, gunsmithing instructors, and firearms manufacturers. In addition to being a reference work like the Kuhnhausen books, his goal is to provide a step-by-step build manual, with each step showing several methods of accomplishing the task at hand, tool and parts lists, etc. We believe it is due out around January 2019. If you have any interest, drop us a line and we'll get you more info. Deep River Customs info@deeprivercustoms.com
  10. We do nitride finishes on stainless guns that we build or refinish for customers all the time. One thing to be aware of is a nitride finish can make it difficult to get the gun back together if the fit was tight to begin with. Nitride finishes are in the 20-50 micron range (~.0008"-.002"). Titanium and aluminum we only coat with DLC or one of the many PVD, e.g. TiN, coatings available, depending on the part and customers' color preference. Titanium generally isn't an issue with these coatings. The aluminum parts have to be good quality aluminum, otherwise they'll vaporize in the chamber and cause a big cleanup headache. We mostly do frames, triggers, MSH, and the occasional grip in DLC/PVD on Aluminum.
  11. From what we've been told by the PVD/DLC processor we work with is that the temps are 300-400 F, so warping shouldn't be a problem.
  12. What does your gunsmith recommend?
  13. EGW and Nighthawk also sell the .250" guide rods needed to allow use of flat wire springs.
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