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TJART got permaban, but you can reach out to him via email. He did mine and a lot of guys in our area. He did the trigger work on JJ Racaza's open guns, as well.

this guy? http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=224911&page=1

same guy who doesn't realise that basically no one shoots factory ammo in tuned competition guns? wonders why his 8.5lb main spring won't light off factory ammo and when I politely explained it to him told me to 'relax': http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=224817&page=1

the guy who wonders if all SP01 barrels come in the same size? http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=226179&hl=

still he has been shooting IPSC for 6 months now I guess.

Now to be fair and give him his due he does seem very generous with his time and in sharing his 'expertise'. but I'm not confident I'd go to a dude who first picked up his IPSC gun 6 months ago and learned his gunsmithing trade within the last few months on youtube. In fact I thought JJ himself did gunsmithing?

BTW, don't want to seem paranoid but are you TJART by any chance mr ARy? :)

Now I honestly mean no serious offence but new 'experts' pop up all the time. I'm just a net hack like the next bloke but I certainly wouldn't loan out my gunsmith services and certainly would not expect world level competitors to depend on my work...

I see many gunsmiths who've been in the trade for many many years and have formal training under their belt. Plenty of them still often struggle to put a reliable and accurate gun together...

my opinion and advice on these matters is worth precisely what I charge for them... $0.00.

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TJART got permaban, but you can reach out to him via email. He did mine and a lot of guys in our area. He did the trigger work on JJ Racaza's open guns, as well.

this guy? http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=224911&page=1

same guy who doesn't realise that basically no one shoots factory ammo in tuned competition guns? wonders why his 8.5lb main spring won't light off factory ammo and when I politely explained it to him told me to 'relax': http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=224817&page=1

the guy who wonders if all SP01 barrels come in the same size? http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=226179&hl=

still he has been shooting IPSC for 6 months now I guess.

Now to be fair and give him his due he does seem very generous with his time and in sharing his 'expertise'. but I'm not confident I'd go to a dude who first picked up his IPSC gun 6 months ago and learned his gunsmithing trade within the last few months on youtube. In fact I thought JJ himself did gunsmithing?

BTW, don't want to seem paranoid but are you TJART by any chance mr ARy? :)

Now I honestly mean no serious offence but new 'experts' pop up all the time. I'm just a net hack like the next bloke but I certainly wouldn't loan out my gunsmith services and certainly would not expect world level competitors to depend on my work...

I see many gunsmiths who've been in the trade for many many years and have formal training under their belt. Plenty of them still often struggle to put a reliable and accurate gun together...

my opinion and advice on these matters is worth precisely what I charge for them... $0.00.

Funny but my advice is 100% guaranteed!

Well, it's not guaranteed to be RIGHT, just guaranteed to be advice! Freely given and worth nearly that much.

I do know a few gunsmiths that are worse hacks than I am, which is one reason I tinker with my own stuff. Many of them only get to repair and replace parts. Only a small number of GS can really can tune a gun because so few have the opportunity. Just my opinion, but tinkering with the equipment is as much a fun part of this sport as shooting. Interacting with others here to learn more is as important as shooting a stage...at least to me.

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JJ does his own work.

So you're saying I'm lying or TJART is lying?

Nope. If I'd thought you were lying, I'd have used the words. EG visited JJ's new store earlier this year to give him some Tanfo gun smithing wisdom. So it is quite possible that he didn't always do his own Tanfo work, but now does. That is why I used the present tense with the word "does", and not "did." So rest assured, my belief in your truthfulness remains unaffected.

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Jim's website is:

http://www.shooterready.biz/

He does really outstanding work and is a great guy who will talk through what he does. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I've put thousands and thousands of rounds through my Stock II with only a handful of malfunctions und usually with dirty mags while shooting in mud and rain.

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J&L Gunsmithing is Jim Jones and I would say he is a specialist in Tanfoglio. https://www.facebook.com/JandLGunsmithing/?pnref=lhcPhone number is on that Facebook page.

He does my Limited Pro and apparently, he did some work for some unknown fellow called Ben Stoeger.

Post up a video of your limited SA pretravel and throw.

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That was an interesting request/demand? I didn't have Mr. Jones work on my trigger though...at least not yet. I had him fix some problems with my slide and front sight and he's customizing some grips for me. If I do have work done on the trigger though, he will be the one I give it to.

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Is there anybody building Open Tanfos these days? Everything posted so far seems to be Production and Limited/Standard focused.

I recently was able to view a vid of very top shooters open gun fitted with a custom interruptor. Amazing. Was asked to not share.

But I'm thinking the part will be available to us normal folks fairly soon.

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Canyon creek builds some open ones

As noted in the OP, Rich stopped accepting new work (been over a year now, actually).

I believe he had a modified open tanfo on gunbroker recently so he may not be taking new work but is working on/selling them.

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JJ does his own work.

So you're saying I'm lying or TJART is lying?

I didn't suggest you were lying. I did suggest you may in fact be the same human as tjart.

Apart from that suggestion the rest of my post I was just clarifying we were talking about the same gunsmith.

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Greg Peine in Texas is a very skilled gun smith. He does it full time. He is capable of doing the open work and getting the DLC coating done for you. He has done some work for me personally, and anyone I know who have had work done by him has been extremely satisfied. I plan on having a 9mm limited slide turned into an open gun. He is who I will use. If I ever save the money for a custom build 2011 I would use him as well. I handled a 9mm Single Stack he built... literally built frame and all and it is pretty darn impressive. Peine started out shooting Tanfoglios back in the day. His old Tanfoglio open gun has the best Tanfoglio trigger I have personally felt. Check him out if your curious Peine Customs. I can get you his contact info if you like.

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  • 2 weeks later...

When EG visited JJ during the SHOT Show time frame, he taught JJ some additional stuff. I own the stock II that JJ built with him. I know JJ can do the usual trigger work, but do not think he will be doing milling/barrel threading at this time.

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