This course allows the student to build a complete custom 1911 from a box of oversize gunsmith fit parts under the watchful eye and guidance of Mr. Vickers;


Topics Covered; 

- How to fit an over sized Caspian slide and frame

- Fitting an oversize Kart match grade barrel

- Fitting the upper lugs

- Cutting lower lugs and fitting the barrel lin,

- Reaming the chamber

- Cut feed ramp on frame to proper depth and angle

- Cut feed ramp on barrel

- Fitting and blending thumb and grip safeties

- Trigger job

- Fitting sear, disconnector, hammer, and hammer strut

- Smith & Alexander magwells

- Plunger tubes,

- Fitting ejectors

- Triggers and proper adjustment

- Mag releases

- Grip bushings and grips 

- Extractors

- Firing pin stop

- Springs

- Sight installation and sight in

- Carry bevel treatment

- Lubrication

- Routine maintenance

- Function tests and test firing procedures

- Complete blending of all components for a custom pistol are covered.


In addition metal checkering is discussed and practiced on a limited scale. Recommended parts from and sources are also covered. This is the complete package and is a great start to anyone wanting to do get into building custom 1911′s. Students of this course have had very positive comments thus far. 

Larry Vickers 5.5 Day 1911 Gunsmithing Course TBA, 2020

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17128 Colima Rd. #282

Hacienda Heights, CA. 91745



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