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This is another item from the ongoing smorgasbord of fine arms from KGB Customs. KGB installed the solid Harrison trigger at my request; beyond that, the craftsman behind the rest of the work is, at this time, unknown.

Enhancements to this pistol include a lowered ejection port, checkered frontstrap and mainspring housing, and a grip safety relieved for an aftermarket hammer. Of additional interest are the sights - this is a set of “King-Tappan” sights, apparently designed by the late gunwriter / survivalist Mel Tappan and sold by King’s Gunworks. There are likely those of you out here far more in-the-know about these - feel free to update or correct me, as this is my first and rather belated exposure to these sights in-person. It’s my understanding that they were quite “the thing” in their heyday.

The stag grips were my addition. They give a hint of that “Longmire” look haha...I have come around in a big way to grips like this on the right gun, and the frame-checkering this gun offers helps keep things anchored along the way.

I’ve put about 300 rounds through this gun so far with, Lord, willing, many more to follow. It shoots quite well for me.

As shown here, the gun was still dirty from the range but more or less wiped-down. Gunleather is what I was already wearing that particular range-day: a Bruce Nelson Combat Leather (from Erik Little’s BNCL “revival”) Summer Special IWB holster and a Milt Sparks S4C magazine pouch.




















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Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
 
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A few more pics showing some holster detail...








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Wow, another nice clean customized combat pistol from years gone by.
To have those mods done 40 yes ago would have cost good money from one of the big name gunsmiths.

I particularly like the front sight with “line” under the Dot, I would presume for a reference point for longer range shooting.

Looks like it’s in nice shape to boot, good for you, enjoy!
 
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^^ Thank you and, from what I’ve read, you’re right about the line on the front sight. Placing that line at the top of the rear was supposed to put the shooter on-target for 100 yards. I doubt I’ll put that to the test haha...

It pales in comparison, but I did head back out to the indoor range with this gun. Target shown took a little over 70 rounds at a whopping 7 yards, 2- and 3-shot strings from concealment (using a Milt Sparks Summer Special IWB this time and another Sparks S4C magazine pouch).






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A great example of a customized 1911 of the late '70s or early '80s. The work looks really well done, too. Most of us would want a beavertail safety (those old nub safeties rub a lot of people's hands the wrong way), but other than that, it doesn't need anything else.

Very nice.




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^^ Thank you and I agree - count me amongst the beavertail grip safety crowd. I was pleasantly surprised to have very little discomfort following 300-ish rounds through this gun in its first session, then another 100-plus in a second range trip.
 
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Sweet!



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Overall very nice no excess bling.
I would use a shorter trigger ( USGI A1’s length) but otherwise wouldn’t change anything.
Old school simplicity with no complex solutions to simple problems
 
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Beautiful. I really like those grips.


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^^ Many thanks! I found them on Etsy, of all places, a few years back. They’ve spent time on a handful of my 1911s since then, but this Colt might be “home” for them.



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By way of agreeing with you, if that was my 1911, those grips would never come off except for whatever cleaning and maintenance requires it. They look perfect on that gun.


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Gorgeous gun. Thanks so much for sharing!!
 
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^^ Thank you both!
 
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That is gorgeous.
Those grips set it off perfectly.
Nice job.
 
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Nice Colt! Shoots as good as it looks.

I dig the Harrison trigger. My stainless Government model has a Harrison solid medium trigger and now my other 1911 needs one too.
 
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^^ Many thanks to you both!

As cool as this one has been, I’ve recently agreed to sell it to a friend. That said, there’s something else on its way - more to come on that soon!



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