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 Post subject: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:35 pm 
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He is well known in the fly fishing world. Author of multitudes of magazine articles and contributions to various publications of the sport. Put a fly rod in his hand, then go start the grill. Dinner will be arriving momentarily.

Of course in my ignorance, when he placed his order I had no idea of this.

Him: "I would like you to build a fishing gun for me."

Me: "Umm, okay?"

Him: "I'd like it to be lightweight and easy to carry."

Me: "That won't be a problem."

Him: "I'd also like it to be quite accurate."

Me: "That won't be a problem, either. You want it capable of shooting minute of fish."

Him: "I'm sorry?"

Me: "Well, it's none of my business, but why don't you just use a rod and reel like everyone else?"

Him: "Oh no, no. It's not to fish with! It's to carry while I'm fishing. You know, in case of predators - especially the two legged variety."

Me: "I got it. Now you're talking my language."

The rest of the story is pictured below. Aluminum Officers size frame and stainless Commander size slide - 26 ounces total finished weight. Extremely accurate and pretty nice looking when strapped to a pair of waders. :mrgreen:

Once we started understanding one another, everything got much easier. Kind of like shooting fish in a barrel, so to speak. Thanks for looking.


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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:34 am 
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Nice looking gun, and I appreciate the light humor !

"Minute of fish" - a classic. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
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I would skip the fishing and go straight to the range with that beauty; awesome work once again my friend...


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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:40 am 
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An amazing pistol...

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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:00 pm 
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Your work always makes me pleased to see your posts, which is too rare. What kind of finish is applied to the AL frame, Tim?


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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:30 am 
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dork wrote:
Your work always makes me pleased to see your posts, which is too rare. What kind of finish is applied to the AL frame, Tim?


The finish on the aluminum parts is a hard anodizing with no color added.

Reports from the new owner are quite positive. Surprised he hasn't posted yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:23 pm 
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Been too busy shooting it to report! First off, the photos aren't lying. The gun looks stunning. And I keep discovering details that have Tim's fingerprints all over them that make this a truly custom pistol. As far as functioning, Tim mentioned I had asked for it to be accurate, although I had a bit of concern that a Commander-length slide on an aluminum frame might not be quite as accurate as an all-steel five-incher. Time said he thought he might get around 3/4" for a five-shot group at 25 yards from a Ransom Rest. He emailed me after test firing it, saying he missed his estimate by 1/4". I thought that still wasn't bad, then opened the attached pattern. ASYM match, five shots into 1/2". Yeah, he missed his estimate. I told him I was OK with that . . .

Have been to the range several times already, and have run maybe 300-400 rounds through it. Hiccuped a couple of times on the first trip, which turned out to be the result of an old magazine I had in the bag. Since then, it's not missed a beat, with either hardball or some Gold Dot JHP. The trigger is terrific, the grips are stunning. The checkering is flawless. There's not an edge, or corner, or flat that isn't perfect.

So, looks great, shoots great. Can't be happier!

Oh, and Kudos to Tim's wife, Susan. Her photos DO do justice to Tim's handiwork.

As I told Tim, for a full-time golfer, he's not a half-bad pistol smith!!


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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:25 am 
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That is one good looking hand gun. Thanks for sharing it with us. Tim's work is exceptional. The attention to each of the smallest details is what makes my wife and my "after school" retail firearms operation so amazing. The quality of work that passes through that we get to see in the metal so to speak.

NOTE: We did not see this one in the metal but have had Tim's work pass through like the "Twins" Monoliths

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 Post subject: Re: Gone Fishin'
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:29 pm 
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I'm laughing reading the history behind this one. Tim can really do stainless justice.

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