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My new full house custom EGW - Take a look :):)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jun 8, 2010.


  1. bac1023

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    I just picked up this full house custom 1911 build by Evolution Gun Works on a Caspian frame. Some may remember me mentioning it at times in my other 1911 threads. I've had it waiting for me a long while now, but since it was sure thing, I held off picking it up until today. Now that I really have a chance to analyze it, I'm wondering why in the hell I waited so long. :shocked:

    Although he got his start in the custom 1911 world, George at EGW now only sells parts. However, I was lucky enough to get this one. Its actually the last one built at EGW. It was built for the owner of my favorite local gun shop. Anyway, the wait was nearly three years and in that time, he decided to go with something else for carry and sold me this brand new. He paid EGW $3000 or so for the build, but sold it to me for $2500. I really made out, especially considering the $3000 he paid was at a dealer discount on all the EGW small parts. It would have cost me at least grand more to buy from EGW.

    Its got the E-Treat finish, which is awesome and about the same consistency and texture as Black T, but a shade lighter in color. Its a full size frame and a 4" Storm Lake bull barrel. As you can imagine, the lockup is incredibly tight. This gun screams quality in every way and without even shooting it, I can tell this has bumped another 1911 off the top 5 list of models I own.

    I'm not real big on flat triggers, but this one is amazing. It also doesn't have the ugly "E" cutout that many EGW triggers have. My dealer specifically requested the trigger to not be cut, so its an E Trigger without the "E". ;)

    http://www.egw-guns.com/

    The magwell and plunger tube are part of the frame, which I love. In fact, it has the same Caspian frame as my Nighthawk Enforcer. With the exception of the Ed Brown grip safety, virtually all parts were built in house at EGW and they build some of the best 1911 parts on the planet. They just happen to be only 15 minutes from my house. :tongueout:

    Here's the only other model I currently see for sale online. They're very hard to come by.

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/938281534/Guns/Pistols/1911-Pistol-Copies/9x23_Coustom_made_by_EGW.htm


    I'm thinking about changing to a flat mainspring housing, but I'll see how I shoot it first. I'd like to keep the arched for something different. It is very comfortable in my hand.

    Anyway, I now have a small collection of custom 1911s and really enjoy the uniqueness of them in comparison to all the run of the mill semi customs I own from Brown, Baer, Wilson, Nighthawk, etc.

    Enjoy the pics. Its certainly different. I love the combination of the naked slide and bull barrel. Its a very clean looking gun. The grips are classic double diamond cocobolo with a nice grain visible. They fit this 1911 very well.

    The only thing I would have ordered differently is the front sight. While it gives a great sight picture, the green fiber optic doesn't really blend with the rest of the gun's sleek looks.
    Regardless of that, I love the appearance of this 1911. :hearts:


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    I expect this to be one hell of a shooter and if it shoots as good as it looks and feels, I may just make it my new carry 1911. Seriously, why am I carrying a Kimber CDP, when I could be carrying a top of the line full house build like this?

    From the amount of pics I took, you can probably realize how much I love this 1911.

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    Damn that's fine :supergrin:
     
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    WOW that thing is awesome! Congrats. :wow:

    (totally agree about the fiberoptic FS)
     
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    I agree the front sight could be changed.



    once you get the Mark Morris you need to get a full house customs family photo.:supergrin:
     
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    Funny you should mention that. I was probably snapping this pic as you were typing. :supergrin:

    Here's my small custom 1911 family, consisting of three full house models from Pistol Dynamics, EGW, and Infinity, and one retro from Ted Yost.


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    The Morris will make it five and that may just be enough. That's five of the best 1911s in the world and that's good enough for me. The Morris will also be hard chromed, so the Liebenberg isn't the odd one out anymore. :rofl:

    As I'm going to explain soon, I think I'm going to go a different direction with my future 1911s.
     
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    Very cool I can't wait to hear about it.
     
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    Man, I LOVE the simplicity of the Yost. Very clean. Simple. Elegant.

    Don convinced you to start using pink grips didn't he? Fess up.
     
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    That is slick....What kind of hammer is that? I agree with you on the front sight and the flat MSH. Other than that, that is about as sweet as you can get. Nice find!!
     
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    Damn Bac...:shocked:
    aside from being a little speechless.. I would keep that arched msh on that egw.. it just really completes it imo..
     
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    Holy crap, that's pretty! Congrats!

    The bull barrel and tailored slide are wonderful! I didn't know anyone made a 1911 without all the advertising on the slide. And with a flat mainspring housing it will be more balanced aesthetically.

    Can't wait to see it the next time we pass through PA. :wavey:
     
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    Very Cool. :wow:
     
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    If you keep buying these lovely 1911s, I won't need the GPS to get to your house to check out your custom 1911 builds. :supergrin:
     
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    Actually I don't mind the front sight. However although I wouldn't have ordered that gun with the arch housing I think you should keep it on there as it is something different. Quick question though, what is up with the mag release. Is it blued? It really stands out not being the same color as the frame.
     
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    Very good looking gun my friend. :thumbsup:
     
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    I looked at the picture first. I was thinking it might have been something you ordered and maybe we were seeing some of Quack's influence with that flat trigger. Good looking piece. I was going to ask about that arched mainspring housing. Seems most these days prefer flat. I think only one of my 1911s is wearing an arched housing. That hammer is interesting.
     
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    Russ, it is plum blued. I'm not sure exactly why it wasn't E-Treated with the rest of the gun. I could have it done, but I actually don't mind it. It sort of matches the grips. ;)

    I also may just keep the arch housing. I really like the way it feels in my hands. It also gives it unique character. :)
     
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    I'm not really sure I want to alter this gun at all, to be honest. After all, it came from EGW this way. I may just change the fiber optic in the front sight to red, as I own several 1911s with red fiber optics, including the Infinity pictured in this thread.

    Red will also look nicer cosmetically compared to green.
     
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    That's a fantastic pistol. Congrats. Shoot the hell out of it and carry it!