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Old November 28th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #1
 
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Which Gunsmith?

I have a few sp101's and I'm thinking about sending a couple of them out for work. Do you guys have any recomendations?

I'd like to have Grant Cunningham do the work but he is 2 years out and not even taking on new work.

Anybody have Bowen do work or Wilson, or Clark?

Thanks,
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Old November 28th, 2010, 08:52 AM   #2
 
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I would find a gunsmith that works on Rugers a fair amount. I assume that you want some action work as that is what Cunningham specializes in. Some that come to mind are:

Magnaport - Mag-na-port International--Home Page

Gemini - Gemini Customs LLC - Custom 1911 Firearms

Teddy Jacobson - Actions By T - Teddy Jacobson Pistolsmith

Randy Lee at Apex Tactical - Welcome to Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc.

TJ Custom - TJ's Custom Gunworks - Master Pistolsmithing - Gunsmithing With Pride & Craftsmanship For Over 20 Years

I have had work done both by Teddy Jacobson (SP) and TJ Custom (GP) and have been happy. A lot of people on the forum recommend Gemini and are happy. Randy Lee is best known for his S&W game guns with ultra low trigger pulls but he has done carry guns, too. Someone on one of the Ruger Forums has a GP that he worked on and is happy with it. Magnaport in the latest issue of American Handgunner has a custom SP in the centerfold and have done a lot of Rugers.
I had Jacobson convert my SP to DAO. Originally it had a 14 lb DA pull and now has a 9 lb and has been reliable over 1500 rounds with no FTFs. Hope this helps. SP's can be improved a lot especially with polishing the right components and new springs.
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That is exactly the tye of info I was looking for. Thanks!
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Old November 28th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #4
 
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I'd suggest Marc Morganti @ Gemini Customs for SP101 work..
He's within driving distance for me which is a bonus but it would be hard to find anyone better on DA Rugers IMO..
http://www.geminicustoms.com/Ruger/RugerServices.htm

I've dealt with Grant Cunningham before on a Dan Wesson 15-2 that was without a doubt one of the smoothist/slickest revolvers I've ever seen JFYI..

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I really wish I could have Grant do the work. I listen to him from time to time on the Pro-Arms podcasts and I like the way he does things, but between him slowing down because of aging hands and eyes, and now with him doing instructional classes, he just isn't turning out the volume of work that he used to. I also like that he works alone and does all of the work himself, unlike some of the other guys out there who have a dozen gunsmiths (of unknown talent) working under them. oh well.
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Without a doubt Colorado Gun Works is a top notch smith. You can contact them to see what they work on and which companies they warranty.

Good luck!
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Without a doubt Colorado Gun Works is a top notch smith. You can contact them to see what they work on and which companies they warranty.

Good luck!
Thanks! I'll check it out.
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I also like that he works alone and does all of the work himself, unlike some of the other guys out there who have a dozen gunsmiths (of unknown talent) working under them.
Marc Morganti @ Gemini is a One Man Shop & very highly qualified to work on Ruger DAs..
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