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So now I'm thinking a Clark Custom....

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BayouGlocker, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. BayouGlocker

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    I live about 30 minutes away from Clark Custom guns, and have my entire life!!! :wow: If I'd have known the quality work he's known for, earlier in life.... Well, I probably never would have gotten a Glock... :whistling:

    Anyways, after looking around his website, I'm thinking that I might get a SA GI 1911 to carry for a little while and get used to the platform.... And then maybe send it in to have it turned into one of these....

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    Does anyone have the actual experience of shooting and carrying a Meltdown done by them?

    http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/meltdown.htm
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Clark. The old bar of soap melt job. :cool: I've always thought that the Clark 1911's were really cool looking. I'd love to shoot one someday.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    dAYUMn,.....a bit TOO much melt!

    Could have been a sweet weapon. :dunno:
     
  4. Hokie1911

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  5. pcc

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    I used to live closer to them than you do back in the late 80's, unfortunately I was a poor college student at the time and couldn't afford anything that they made. I gave one of their smiths racquetball lessons and they took me to the visit the shop a few times. Got to shoot some of their pistols and meet Mr. Clark and Jerry Miculek (sp?).

    Great guns although their full melt doesn't appeal to me.
     
  6. BayouGlocker

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    It is an intense melt, but it's really unique. I'm wondering if blued or mat-black would "wear" the melt the same. I've not asked, but it looks like they take a stainless frame and slide and bead blast them?

    I am a poor college student!!! So, I'd have to get it done in steps... 1: Buy gun, 2: reliability package, 3: beavertail, hammer, sights, trigger, 4: decide if I really want it melted that far.

    But I like it due to it's uniqueness, so we shall see... I'm gunna go in and ask if I they have one that I could see and feel before I ever had one taken that far.
     
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  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yes looks to be either stainless bead blasted or hard chrome bead blasted
     
  8. glock2740

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    OK, I'll be honest. I don't really care for it. Put a stainless trigger and hammer on it and some Horned Lizards on it and I LOVE IT! :supergrin:
    :rofl:
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    You could hardchrome and throw Horned Lizards on a Taurus and you'd love it. :tongueout:
     
  10. glock2740

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    :animlol:You nailed that one on the head. :supergrin:

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  11. Hokie1911

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    Although I'm with you. I will probably have LD HLs on every pistola I own moving forward.
     
  12. Trey83

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    It looks very .......um.................errrrrrrr..................... "practical".

    To be honest, it's a little over the top for me. It would be pretty damn boring if we all liked the exact same thing though.
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Clark Custom is very real my friend. They make great 1911's and have been for quite awhile and obviously are known for their ultimate melt jobs.
     
  14. glock2740

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  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I'd say more like "attack of the belt sander" melt job.
     
  16. Trey83

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    You must have read the magazine quotes too :supergrin:. I am not entirely sure that was meant as a compliment.
     
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I like the looks of the Clark, I would just want a MILD, or for them a very slight melt job.
    Kinda like the melt on the NEW Kimber CDP's