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Custom 1911 Pistolsmithing

After building and tuning 1911 pistols for many years for local customers I have decided to expand my custom work to others.

My years of hunting big game in several states involved the use of big bore revolvers and TC Contender pistols in various calibers. After years of building and shooting a 1911 in 45 ACP, I decided to build a 1911 in 10mm for hunting. The basic gun is a Caspian frame and slide with six inch Kart barrel. Several options are available for the complete gun.

All custom 1911 pistols are built on customers’ frames. All components used are the highest quality from sources such as:

Colt, Caspian, EGW, Kart, Wilson, Ed Brown, Smith and Alexander, Novak and others.

I also tune actions and trigger on customers’ quality factory 1911 pistols.

My training includes: American Gunsmithing Institute – Pistolsmithing Courses, 1911 Certification Course.

“Rich built a government model 1911 for me in 2014 at my request. I really appreciated the sound advice he provided as we selected the frame, slide and options for what I needed. The pistol is a true custom piece that I would put up against any of the name brands on the market. The trigger is smooth and crisp, and it shoots like a match grade handgun. My friends are also amazed at how well it performs. I would definitely recommend Rich as a custom builder. He takes pride in the fit, finish, and function so the result is a handgun you can trust your life with.”

— Jon Siltala

1911 Gunsmithing Services

Prices Include Parts & Labor

 

 

Tighten & Lap Slide to Frame $80
Fit Kart Exact Fit Barrel (Includes Barrel) $350
Install Smith & Alexander Mag Guide $120
Custom Fit High Beavertail Grip Safety -Ed Brown $125
Install Ed Brown Tactical Safety $125
Trigger Job – Factory Sear & Hammer $85
Nowlin Mfg. Drop-In Trigger Job – 3.5 LB. $150
Ed Brown Two Piece Guide Rod $35
Install Novak Lo-Mount White Dot Rear Sight $105
Install Dovetail Front Sight $80
Install Ed Brown National Match Trigger $45
Finish Frame & Slide – Blue or Cerakote $150

*Prices subject to change.

This is not an exhaustive list of services. If there is work you need done and do not see it listed please contact me.

Custom 1911 Pistol

Custom 10mm 1911 designed for hunting.

The basic gun is a Caspian frame and slide with six inch Kart barrel.

Custom 1911 Pistol Build

Custom 10mm 1911 designed for hunting.

The basic gun is a Caspian frame and slide with six inch Kart barrel.

Custom 1911 Pistol

Custom 1911 in 45 ACP.

Contact Me

Handgun Hunting Specialties

Rich Kafka, Pistolsmith

FFL #4-38-111-01-8C-01588

Office: 989-835-5448
Cell: 989-289-2178
Located in Midland, MI.

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*Pistols can be shipped to me via FedEx or UPS. Please call for more information.