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Thread: New Volkmann Signature

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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadaBing11
    Just one thing , what's an HP cut?
    It is the narrowing of the sides of the slide, near the front of the gun, either with a vertical gradual step or (usually) diagonally, depending on the angle of the rear slide serrations.

    It is also known as a 'carry cut'.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter
    Last edited by Spyros; 28th March 2012 at 16:21.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BadaBing11
    As I type this with my "desk jockey" hands, I am not leaving fingerprints on my iPhone, so you are probably right about no wear on the trigger

    Just one thing , what's an HP cut?
    High power carry cuts ala Falcon and BHP's. Did I get that wrong?
    Night Hawk Custom Predator II 45, SIG P-210 Target Legend, Stag Arms AR15, CMMG M4-LEP .22 Upper and a Tactical Solutions .22 upper for the 1911.

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    Alright, I have 2 full size guns from Luke, one that's ion bonded and built for combat and another full stainless with no serrations up front.
    I've bought and sold more guns than most people will ever own and these are the only 2 I'll never part with.
    You won't be sorry and it'll be worth the wait, good move

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    Jeff:

    +1 on the HP cuts; I think that's a really good looking, and functional (for those of us in CCW states, anyway) modification.

    Take care,

    Rick

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    And Heeere it is!!




    Ion bond finish
    Mirror polished slide
    Ball cuts
    Serrated slide heel
    High cut grip
    Gold FS
    Volkmann Battlehook Rear sight
    Flush & bevel slide stop
    Wicked grips
    Volkmann bushing
    3.5 lb trigger

    Range report: 200 down the pipe It is perfect. Tight, smooth, fit, finish, accurate. I could go on, but I think you get it.

    Nicest surprise was I rolled the dice on the Volkmann battle hook rear sight. This is the best rear sight picture I have ever seen. The notch is cut a smidge deeper and wider than the Heinie Ledge, and has a cleaner look as it only requires one mill cut in the slide vs two for the ledge.

    As usual, working directly with the guy building the gun ( Luke Volkmann) was an absolute pleasure. This is my second Volkmann. I hope to buy one in 9mm before I retire.

    It just doesn't get better. Thank you Luke !
    Best Regards,

    Jeff

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    Beautiful pistol! Luke is a true craftsman and you have very good taste!

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    Purrrty!!!

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    Thanks Py

    Below is a copy of the thread I for feedback on the build specs.

    I am considering a new 5" 1911. I currently own a Volkmann Combat Carry commander sized gun and could not be more pleased. I have looked at NHC and Wilson and I just keep coming back to the Signature. Here's what I'm thinking:

    Bead Blast Stainless finish
    Small parts in Diamond Black
    U notch rear site
    Green Fiber optic front
    High cut grip
    Three hole long trigger, 3.5 lb pull
    Top of slide , rear of slide serrations
    Volkmann Bushing
    Recessed slide stop
    Not sure on magwell.

    So anyway, for those of you who own Signatures:

    1) What do you think of my option list. Anything I should add
    2) If you were to order your gun over again, what would you do different.


    I ended up choosing a pistol quite different than my starting point with a little help from my friends
    Best Regards,

    Jeff

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    Congratulations on your new acquisition, Badabing. That is one awesome 1911!

    ... they will soar on wings like eagles.

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    Thanks Eagle,

    I could not be happier with this pistol. If anyone is looking for a custom pistol, I think Luke is the best there is.

    He is now doing work on customer supplied guns such as Colts, Springfields, Kimbers etc. Check out his website. He has some sweet looking pictures in his photo gallery.

    I can't think of a better way to build a semi custom.
    Best Regards,

    Jeff

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