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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Buckfever4life, Mar 31, 2011.

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  1. Buckfever4life

    Buckfever4life

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    Well, I drove to LST (Lightning Strike Technologies) yesterday and placed my custom build order with Dustin Bonar (formerly from Novaks Shop). Luckily LST and Novaks are just a few minutes from my home. I ordered the LST Gaboon 5" 45 ACP with all the bells and whistles. I have to wait 8 weeks +/- for the build to be complete. I will keep you updated on any progress report. This will be my FIRST actual custom 1911 (unless you consider Kimber Custom Shop a "Custom")...lol..

    Here is a list of the work:

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    • Caspian Slide and Frame
    • Any Novak Sight Set
    • Carry Bevel
    • Reliability Package
    • Trigger Job
    • Flatten Top of Slide
    • Match Trigger
    • S & A mag well
    • Ed Brown mag catch
    • Bar-Sto Bushing or Ed Brown
    • Ed Brown Thumb Safety
    • S & A Grip Safety
    • Kart or Bar-Sto Barrel
    • Commander Hammer
    • Wolff Springs
    • Match Extractor
    • Slide to frame
    • Slash cut front of slide
    • L.S.T. Bushing Mod and Spring Plug
    • Slash cut mag catch
    • L.S.T. Aluminum Grips
    • L.S.T. Logo
    • Novaks Adjustable Sight Set
    • Refinish in Black Parkerizing
    • Novaks Grip Screws
    • 2 Novaks mags
    • Crown Barrel
    • GPJ Safety Conversion
    • Any Caliber
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  2. thecableguy

    thecableguy

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    WOW that is going to be sweet. :thumbsup:
     

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    Looks to be a winner.

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  4. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    Do you suppose Dustin is the son of the late Joe Bonar.
     
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    TKR Reptiles Thread Killer

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    Sounds BA!!! That should be a smoker!!!
     
  6. MD357

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    Looks like a list of options more than work. Unless "Any" is a brand.
     
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    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    8 weeks is a nice turnaround. Looking forward to pics!
     
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    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    Nice, how much?...and have you thought of another finish besides park? Ion maybe
     
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    I woulda went with a Novak build.
     
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    pictures please.
     
  11. Buckfever4life

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    Yes indeed, Joe taught Dustin well. Dustin was the lead pistolsmith at Novaks after his dads passing.

    Considering the price difference vs same quality/craftsmanship, I could not pass up the L.S.T., besides, Dustin is the one who built all the Novak Customs for many years. Dustin went on his own to do his own thing under his own name. Dustin is offering a custom pistol at an affordable price. There are alot of people who can not afford a Novak build and Dustin has taken this into consideration as well.

    I am going with a two-tone Black over OD Green Duracoat over Park.

    Here is the website: http://www.lstfirearms.com/lst/index.htm

    I may decide to change the finish at some point.


    Should say "standard package" instead of "list of options"

    Here is a website that features pictures of the gun
    http://ameblo.jp/westernarms/entry-10468507809.html

    Here is the article in American Handgunner Magazine. The authors pistol is the one featured in the above link I do believe
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_2_34/ai_n56222521/
     
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    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    What is up with the dustcover angled cut? :wow:
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    whats up with having these things done? :tongueout:

     
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    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Hey at least it doesn't have a Quack-u-trigger on it. :tongueout:
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    it serve's a purpose unlike your cosmetics :tongueout:
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    try this:

    with your trigger finger, put it near the top of the trigger and pull. you should notice that more pressure is on the top of your trigger finger.
    now put your trigger finger at the bottom of the trigger and pull. now more pressure is put at the bottom of the finger.
    if you aren't putting you trigger finger in the exact same spot each time, there will a a slight variance in the pressure of your trigger finger.

    now with a flat trigger, you can put your finger anywhere on the trigger and it will have the same pressure on the trigger finger. :)
     
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    The angled dust cover is uber cool. As for my trigger finger, I have decent motor skills and can get my finger on the trigger at the same point each time without the need to lower the skill level required for the job at hand. We should call the flat trigger the "Obama plan trigger". Quack, you know I'm joking (at least I hope you do). You've found something that makes your shooting experience better, and that's all that matters. I just had to throw a barb that's all. ;) Sorry if the "Obama" line is over the top.

    On the pistol, that thing sounds sweet! I didn't see "kitchen sink" on the list anywhere though. :D
    Looking forward to pics when she's done!
     
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    You can make it up to him by sending him a pair of grips....
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    :supergrin:
     
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