Archive for the ‘Heirloom Project’ Category

Minor Progress

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Finally, after multiple repeated failures, I managed to squeak out an Advanced score on the F.A.S.T. yesterday at the NRA Headquarters Range. I shot three runs at the end of a short practice sessions: 7.32 (clean / 2.39, .60 / 3.29 / .36, .37, .31) 7.01 (clean / 2.28, .63 / 2.87 / .42, .35, .36) 6.62 (clean ...

Designing Custom Sights

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

One of the best parts about building a pistol from the ground up with Jason Burton was designing a set of truly bespoke sights. Instead of figuring out which set of sights currently on the market that I liked best, I got to tell Jason what I wanted out of a set ...

Heirloom at 2,000

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

It took more than a month to get there, but the Jason Burton Heirloom Precision 9mm Commander broke the 2,000 round mark on Wednesday. A detailed description of the gun part by part is in the works along with plenty of new photos. Thanks as always to the Heirloom Project ...

Accuracy Matters

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

The Burton 9mm Commander averaged 1.507" five shot groups from a foam rest at 25yd. Ammunition is Federal 124gr +p HST. This is the best of the groups at 0.776 inches. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

The Heirloom Has Landed

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

And because I know someone is going to ask: Retail price including base gun ~$7,500 Current wait time is 18-24 months Call Jason Burton at 480-804-1911, mention the codeword "DeadOwl" and receive 95% off and delivery in one week. Though you may not get quite the same gun as the one pictured above. Train hard ...


Monday, December 29th, 2014

It arrives. Oh yeah. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

Heirloom Project Update: The Devil’s in the Details

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Most of the remaining details have been decided for the Heirloom gun being built by Jason Burton. Checkering will be 25lpi. While I was initially concerned about the coarseness of the checkering on the SACS/Warren gun it has proven to be very effective while remaining comfortable enough for long practice sessions. ...

Heirloom Project Update: In The Buff

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The Caspian frame and slide will be at Heirloom Precision tomorrow. So the gun should be done, what, Friday? Thanks to the Heirloom Project sponsors:

Heirloom Project Interim Update

Monday, February 4th, 2013

While I was on vacation from shooting the past couple of months, the Heirloom Project has been moving forward. Most of the internal parts have been donated by Wilson Combat and have arrived at Heirloom Precision. The final list of parts from Wilson includes: 298BBP - Bulletproof Grip Safety, blue 34S - Extended Ejector ...

A True Heirloom in the Making

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Of all the guns I own, very few are meaningful enough to me that I wouldn’t sell them. Guns, to me, are tools rather than commodities or keepsakes. The first gun I ever bought — embarrassingly a Taurus PT-99 — was sold within about a year of purchase. The same ...