close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Kimber CDP back from DV customs

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Russ424, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Russ424

    Russ424

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA.
    What I have here is my opinion of the best carry .45. It is a kimber 4 inch bullbarrel lightweight commander that I had Dave at www.dvsmallarms.com bobtail and put a single sided safety on for less printing. I just got it back after only a 6 week turn around time. I haven't shot it yet since getting it back but, plan to soon. I just put on my Haken Pek custom grips and decided to take some pics.

    Anyway, on to the gun porn. (my digital camera is probally older then me, so excuse the clarity)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Wade-19

    Wade-19

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Looks great . Dave did this one for me.
    [​IMG]
    I sold it to have this built
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010

  3. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,712
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    What the hell did you bother doing that for? :rofl:
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    37,518
    Likes Received:
    1,847
    Location:
    east of East St Louis
    Those are BOTH sweet looking Kimbers!


    Congrats!
     
  5. Wade-19

    Wade-19

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    St. Louis
    I fixed it Hokie . Dang IPhone !!!
     
  6. Wade-19

    Wade-19

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Dave may not be well known, but he does great work . His turn around time is quick and his prices are reasonable.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  7. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,712
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Haha, sorry....couldn't resist. Dude, that still is the sexiest CBOB I have ever seen....hands down. :faint:
     
  8. CMG

    CMG

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2001
    Messages:
    3,677
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Don't Mess with Texas
    Looks like quality work. I'm sure you'll get along great!

    I'm not a fan of bob-tails, just don't feel right in my hands, but they are really popular right now.
     
  9. Wade-19

    Wade-19

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    St. Louis
    I like the Hakans also. He did these for my CZs
    [​IMG]
     
  10. rsxr22

    rsxr22

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,733
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Youngstown, OH
    looks like some good work
     
  11. Don-wayne

    Don-wayne

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2008
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dave tricked out my STI trojan and did a fantastic job. His work was flawless and his turn around was fast.
     
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    18,888
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    NW Ark.
    Congrats! Looks great.
     
  13. pilsbury

    pilsbury

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,330
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gotham City
    Very nice. Congrats.
     
  14. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Nice pistol....I have two of Dave Helton prepped 5" 1911's with Bobtails (one in .38 Super and one in .45) and have one Kimber Ultra Elite (Gen 1) pistol at his shop right now. Dave does nice work, is affordable and fairly decent turn-around times, although he has kind of piled up right now.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  15. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2003
    Messages:
    9,712
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    He did a sweet job on that snakeskin on Wade's PC. That looks really good.
     
  16. Russ424

    Russ424

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA.
    Yea Dave used to be a great little known pistol smith but, he is quickly becoming more popular. I love the work he did on my CDP
     
  17. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Messages:
    6,391
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    NoVA
    Ha... I thought it got seized by customs or something...
     
  18. lawdog734

    lawdog734

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,140
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Very nice
     
  19. Russ424

    Russ424

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA.
    I like those grips on the Baer. :cool:
     
  20. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tennessee
    That is not a Baer....just a Baer Premier slide on a Caspian frame. Dave actually built this pistol for himself, but I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to buy it from him. The grips are slimline VZ Operators. It is a real nice shooter.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010