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#1 R. Batt

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:23 PM

Just wondering who everyone thinks is the best 1911/2011 gunsmith that nobody has heard of? There has to be someone out there who is building unbelievable guns without the exposure of the big name gunsmiths.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:44 PM

Ed Cameron is well known but I rarely see his name mentioned on here. He is easily one of the top gunsmiths in the U.S. for 1911/2011 style competition guns. He builds beautiful guns and they run like a scalded dog.

Another name is Marty Kolodziej of Accuracy Speaks. Marty has built some fantastic stuff and he knows how to work on 1911/2011's. He can also do the best trigger job on a 1911 or an XD/XDM than anyone I know. Ask TGO....Rob L. tried my XDM trigger and said it was perfect. Marty is also a phenomenal AR smith and builder.

Both of these guys are in AZ where the shooters know what they want and there are plenty of them.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 04:40 PM

I don't know if he is known outside of Michigan or not, but a guy named John Trautman (J.T. Guns) builds really great 2011 gun. I've shot with a lot of his customers, my Dad included, and his guns just flat out run and run. They also have a style that's hard to define in words, but I can usually pick one out of the crowd.
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:03 PM

Rich Dettelhouser. Canyon Creek. Streator, IL.


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Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:27 PM

Roberto TAGLE from Argentina. He is an artist as well as a gun maker. Check some of his work at www.labrama.com.ar

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:12 PM

Rob Shepherd at Major Nyne Guns (www.m9guns.com), in Salem, Oregon, does some great work.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:17 PM

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:47 PM

Jason..... Shhhhhhh.......!!! Ed is our AZ secret! :ph34r: :ph34r:

Just kidding... sorta. Ed makes dead nuts accurate, reliable as a rock works of art. The gun does everything but pay my taxes for me.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 06:51 PM

jpl at:

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 08:23 PM

Rob Shepherd at Major Nyne Guns (www.m9guns.com), in Salem, Oregon, does some great work.

+1 for Rob Shepherd's work at Major Nyne Guns. Rob is currently building a new Limited 40 STI for me and has done a lot of other work on my competition guns. Since he only lives a few blocks away, a trip to the gunsmith isn't hard!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:55 AM

Greg Copeland in Arkansas Citry Kansas has built me some fine looking pistols that never cause me any problems. They run amazingly well... Almost too well if that's possible :cheers:
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:19 AM

Pedro Ortiz from Savannah, GA. He works out of Thunderbolt Guns store. His phone number is 912-355-6555.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:25 AM

I'll cast a vote for Frank Glenn.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:55 AM

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:13 AM

Rich at Canyon Creek and JPL Precision are the only ones I have heard of. It's pretty cool that there are so many good gunsmiths out there.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:32 AM

Rick McDowell in Osceola, Iowa. He is great with any gun.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:07 AM

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:45 AM

Charles Thompson from Toledo, Ohio gets my vote. I have a Para P14 built from a frame kit before they started making complete guns and it compares with the best and is better than 2 of the biggest names out there. That is not the only example of his work I have either.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:02 PM

Matt Cheely...bu he's more known as a GM shooter than a Smith

Either way he builds awesome guns!!

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:05 PM

Jason..... Shhhhhhh.......!!! Ed is our AZ secret! :ph34r: :ph34r:

Just kidding... sorta. Ed makes dead nuts accurate, reliable as a rock works of art. The gun does everything but pay my taxes for me.



Ed Camerons guns are AMAZING...ive seen his Limited guns and Neomets open gun its flawless :cheers:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:18 PM

Gary Dean, SE TX

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

Jason..... Shhhhhhh.......!!! Ed is our AZ secret! :ph34r: :ph34r:

Just kidding... sorta. Ed makes dead nuts accurate, reliable as a rock works of art. The gun does everything but pay my taxes for me.



Ed Camerons guns are AMAZING...ive seen his Limited guns and Neomets open gun its flawless :cheers:

Hey, I'm nobody and I've heard of this guy in CO. Granted, we have a GM shooter that carries more than one of his guns around here, but I'd heard of him before that. Not sure he qualifies. The secret is out on him.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:40 PM

I'll cast a vote for Frank Glenn.
http://www.glenncustom.com/

Frank is a somebody ;)

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:08 PM

I'll cast a vote for Frank Glenn.
http://www.glenncustom.com/

Frank is a somebody ;)

Scott, I know Frank is. However, a lot of shooters have never heard of him. Unless they shot the Masters, and Bianchi.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:47 AM

Nobody has mentioned any gunsmiths from the northern Rockies. I'd love to have a local gunsmith, but maybe we are the one place in the country that doesn't have any.




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