The Heirloom Has Landed

10-Jan-15 – 22:12 by ToddG


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 & stay safe! ToddG

(thanks to SLG and Julie G for the incredible gift)

  1. 16 Responses to “The Heirloom Has Landed”

  2. Nice looking blaster. Will you be posting a list of all the features and how you picked each?

    By GJM on Jan 10, 2015

  3. Wonderful pistol and even more wonderful friends.

    I rolled, literally, with my 7K Ned’s gun in Arizona sand and gravel for three days. Holstered in that awful kydex that’s so hard on finish.
    I dare you.

    By YVK on Jan 11, 2015

  4. Very sexy piece. I can’t imagine if it would be worse to shoot it or to not shoot it!

    By Arty on Jan 11, 2015

  5. Jesus Christ, $7,500 for a 1911?

    By J on Jan 11, 2015

  6. I wants a knife like that, same wrap too

    By Rob E on Jan 11, 2015

  7. GJM — I will, but only after speaking with Jason when he can spare the time. I just don’t understand enough about the finer details of 1911s to know what is noteworthy and what is not. ”

    YVK — It’s my carry gun. It will go through absolutely everything I do with a gun. I’d love to bring it to a class, but ECQC is out for me for other reasons.

    J — WWJD?

    Robbie — Contact nyeti on pistol-forum, he’s the one who gave it to me as a gift while I was in the hospital. It’s a HiTS from Joe Watson.

    By ToddG on Jan 11, 2015

  8. Beautiful, nice touch on the relief for the mag release and the TODDG9X19 on the holster.

    By RLC on Jan 11, 2015

  9. It’s not really $7,500 for a 1911. Most of that is going to pay for an expert gunsmith to carefully work over every part and component to get just the right result.

    To understand how this works, go on youtube and look up Singer 911. Just as with a Singer 911, the amount of careful skilled labor that went into producing that pistol is far beyond what anyone would understand just looking at the end product.

    Building a 1911 as good as it can be built isn’t something one accomplishes for a few hundred bucks.

    By TCinVA on Jan 12, 2015

  10. Is that a .45 ACP? Those rounds look different.

    By David Marlow on Jan 12, 2015

  11. The next time my wife starts to complain about a handgun purchase I’m going to show her this. :)

    By mongooseman on Jan 12, 2015

  12. That is a gorgous looking pistol. A true work of art. I hope you have any years of service with it.

    By Gerard on Jan 12, 2015

  13. Probably a silly question but did you go with a steel or aluminum frame?

    By K-BOB on Jan 13, 2015

  14. Todd that is a great looking pistol. No, that is a beautiful looking pistol. Congratulations.

    By Da6d on Jan 13, 2015

  15. Great holster I like the D2R4 which I assume is shorthand for the F.A.S.T. Drill.

    By Eric on Jan 13, 2015

  16. David: It’s a 9mm.

    K-BOB: Steel.

    By ToddG on Jan 14, 2015

  17. Magnificent 1911, Todd. Kudos to Jason. It’s a great encapsulation of life, friendship, craftsmanship, and history. Its cost is one thing, but its value is priceless.

    Best, Jon

    By Jon Stein on Jan 21, 2015

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