In the final
installment of this series, Gene Shuey, teaches you how to build the ultimate
custom high capacity (wide body) 1911 style pistol for carry or competition.

Detailed how-to video instruction includes:

  • Comparing and evaluating the high capacity pistol of today
  • How to select the best components & parts
  • How to fit an oversized slide for maximum accuracy &
  • How to install adjustable & fiber optic sights
  • Learn how to checker & serrate steel parts
  • Installing a “gunsmith fit” bull barrel
  • How to select the proper sized link
  • How to correctly install an ambidextrous safety
  • Machining a flat rib on top of a slide
  • How to do a professional “trigger job” on any 1911
  • How to do a 1.5 lb. trigger safely
  • How to ream & headspace a chamber
  • How to set up an extractor & ejector for flawless
  • Learn what causes a pistol to jam on feeding & how to
    make it “jam proof”
  • Learn the importance of proper spring rate & how to
    select the right springs to do the job you need
  • How to contour the grip to fit your hand & minimize felt
  • How to select & use the best tools & machine
  • Learn how to cut costs & time by selecting factory
    offered options
  • Where to purchase the latest “hi-tech” parts that
    the pros use
  • Selecting the best finish for your pistol
  • How to tune & troubleshoot hi-capacity magazines
    learning the many tips & techniques on tuning for absolute reliability


Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions7.56 × 5.44 × 0.63 in


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