My Les Baer Premier 2 With some enhancements by John Harision.
Dan Wesson Valor with Sarge's Camel bone/Afzelia Xylay stocks ~ .45
Dan Wesson CBOB Patriot ~ .45
Dan Wesson Custom ~ .45
Self-customized Mk IV set up for both 45ACP and 400Cor-Bon. Showing my older Kim Ahrend's rosewood checkered combat grips with mag release access dish that I've replaced with the zebrawood shown in the first two pictures.
Another piece set up for dual calibers (45ACP & 400Cor-Bon).
My 45ACP CCW piece that was spawned as a "project gun." Just back from refinishing, the stainless parts were beadblasted and everything else blued.
Who made that barrel in the last pic?
"We deal in lead, friend..."
Pb Precision is correct. That's a Brolin Arms. They only managed to stay in business 3 years. The very poor initial reviews of their wares in gun magazines didn't help much. Many did have QC issues but I know of others that were solid. Mine has a bit of "history." I originally bought a Patriot P45C Carry Comp as a curiosity when they first hit the market in '97. It sported a 4" slide, 3.25" barrel with integral compensator on an officer's frame. On the second trip back to Brolin for "issues" that slide assembly ended up mated to a full government sized P45T frame. (Serial number went from a JPE 1xxxx to JPE 3xxxx with that change.) That's why I call mine a P45C/T. Actually it ended up as the equivalent of the P45T Comp which has been deemed "exceedingly rare" by sites documenting Brolin's model history. Almost all of the internals were subsequently replaced by my hand which ended up producing a solid reliable shooter that has been my prime CCW for some time. Of the few Brolin parts kept (e.g. iron claw extractor, grip safety with palm pad), they were all from the more upscale Pro and Tactical series provided as compensation during trips to the factory shop. It has also been subjected to a Novak style melt down job and the thinning of some parts like the ambi-safety levers and Hogue rosewood grips. It sports Millet MKI front and MkII rear sights too. BTW that comp actually works.:) I just had it reblued as the Gun-Kote finish I gave it after the melt job was showing a full decade's worth of wear.
As an aside there remains some contention about who actually made the parts. Essex was said to have made a few of the original frames but that Norinco or a Filipino company supplied later production to Jay's Pacific Enterprises which in turn supplied Brolin Arms for assembly. My belief from discussions at the time is that all three sources were involved to one degree or another over the short lifetime of the company. Brolin sought to bring moderately priced quality handguns to the market. Somewhere in their cost control objectives, quality of assembly, fitting, and even specs for some parts suffered. You can't survive with such compromises and they didn't. That said I feel I've a silk purse from a sow's ear in mine :) It may sound like a lot of effort and cost but with the early issues I was given some "breaks" so the sting of QC issues was negligible. And the effort I chalk up to the fun of any hobby. Ultimately reliable and accurate; and with that integral comp it is definitely an unusual piece.
Just got a set of white cocobolo grips and mounted them on the Brolin. I like:smt033
Nice collection Bald1, I really like your ccw gun. :smt023
Thanks DogRanger :smt023
A shot of the new Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail Commander I just acquired (fitted with a Greider match short trigger and grips from The Finer Grain):
And here's a updated group picture of my JMB line up including the new Dan Wesson CBOB:
And the CBOB in my decade old Andrews MacDaniel II rig:
A bit of tweaking with grips yet again :)
Pretty nice :smt023
My two latest additions, both from Fusion.
I like the grips on the stainless one. what are those made from?
Wow! I have a set if those but they look nothing like that. Pretty nice :smt023
These .45's are as nice as I've ever seen.
Kinda makes me want to get off my rear & do some custom work on mine (or be lazy and just buy some more pretty one's at a gun show).
Kimber Model Kimber Pro CDP II
That is if you can find them and then afford the price they would be asking :oops: .
1944 Ithaca USGI
Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special
Springfield 5" "Full size" which was the predecessor to the Loaded Model
My wife's Wilson Combat Botail Professional and Kimber CDP Ultra