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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer Koch View Post
    Check with:

    Chuck Rogers
    Bruce Gray
    Chuck’s books are closed. I recommend Jim Gathwaite if you’re looking for a functional affordable (relatively speaking) piece.

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    I would also include Novak as a shop you should consider. Some of their full custom builds look terrific and they also take on smaller jobs.

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    Wilson Combat also does custom work on Colts with a good turn around time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinson View Post
    I would also include Novak as a shop you should consider. Some of their full custom builds look terrific and they also take on smaller jobs.
    Novak did re-open but I think they’re only building guns to their spec.

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    Looking for a retroish flavor too. 70's 80's fighting/carry pistol. Garthwaite sounds like a good possibility if he's taking work. I've seen some fine examples here.

    I'll check some others too. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Garthwaite if he's taking work, but last I heard he wanted to do full-house builds and less bits and pieces. Evolution Armory was a good suggestion. Nighthawk hasn't been mentioned, but they would certainly be on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper View Post
    Check with Frank Glenn @ Accuracy Unlimited in Phoenix: http://glenncustom.com/index.html
    Frank builds a helluva gun. I sure wouldn’t bet against this pistol. I haven't sent him work in a looong time, so I don't know how he's doing.



    Garthwaite is still taking work, but full builds, I think

    I’ve had a great experience with Bob at nighthawk recently. And the scope of work the OP lists, might be perfect for them






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    Quote Originally Posted by rd62 View Post
    Looking for a retroish flavor too. 70's 80's fighting/carry pistol. Garthwaite sounds like a good possibility if he's taking work. I've seen some fine examples here.

    I'll check some others too. Thanks for the suggestions!
    The first two sentences stood out and immediately I thought; Jason Burton!!!
    I've been admiring his work for years.

    Plus, and a huge one, he's a valued member here.
    Last edited by Exiledviking; 01-17-2020 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPV View Post
    Novak did re-open but I think they’re only building guns to their spec.
    Yep, you're right -- my mistake. Their work looks real nice though.

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