Nathan Heading to Vicker’s Tactical Full 1911 Gunsmithing Class

    If it were not for the fact that I work in the industry or that I am blessed to be able to write about a hobby and technologies I love, I think I would qualify for the derogatory version of “Gun Nut”. With the day-job firmly established, my chosen “vacation” is to head out to Larry Vicker’s full-week 1911 gunsmithing and hand-fitting class being put on my Mile-High Shooting Club in Erie, Colorado.

    I’ll do a general write-up on the class (not spilling any of LAV’s secrets), but looking at critical functions for the 1911 and a review of the handgun that I will ultimately create. IF there are any questions that any would like me to ask, I will track them in the comments below.

    Author’s note- This is a personal endeavor. 

    The class description:

    1911 gunsmithing; – 6 days – This picks up where the armorers course leaves off and allows the student to build a complete custom 1911 from a box of oversize gunsmith fit parts; complete details of fitting an oversize match barrel, slide to frame fit, fitting and blending thumb and grip safeties, trigger job, complete blending of all components for a custom pistol are covered. In addition metal checkering is discussed and practiced on a limited scale. Recommended parts and sources are also covered. This is the complete package and is a great start to anyone wanting to do get into building custom 1911′s. Students of this course have had very positive comments thus far. Max class size is 7 and a specific tool and part list (student supplied) is part of this course.

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.