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Thinking about ditching the SA-35

So the plan for now, beavertail, front and back straps stippled, and a “reliability package” (everyone calls it something different trigger job, feedramp/chamber polish, etc), and since the frame’s going to be worked on I’m trying to decide how to have it refinished. Cost is going to be more than what I paid for the pistol, but when it’s done I’ll have what , to me, will the perfect carry pistol.
Cogan/APW, or who, did I miss it?

Over the years, I've had a Kimber 1911, 2 P7M8s and a Super Blackhawk, all done by APW. Matte rounds, brushed flats, and the work was superlative. The Super Blackhawk is the only one I have left, and it is still beautiful, aside form the light smoke rings on the cylinder face.

The nitrides have an excellent performance reputation as well.
 
I was thinking something like this.

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Just Kidding.
Coordination is key, brutha, its all about the coordination statement.😎
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Sweet! As a basis for a custom, SA-35 is worthy ... 😉 I should spring for tritium sights now ... Three sets of grips and four holsters later... And the Mec Gars are so good...


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Whisky

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This is the C&S skeletonized hammer. I tried to take the pic with a high grip and camera angle as you did, and there still seems to be a good amount of gap left. I believe these work on the SA-35, but I’d check first. BHP Type II Chamfered Commander Hammer - Blue - Cylinder & Slide - Handguns parts and accessories - https://cylinder-slide.com/Item/CS0093. Could be a cheap fix. Hope this helps

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A simpler, easier way that might help me save money? That most definitely is NOT the B&B way. :biggrin1:
 
Edge of my lane

1. I would try the hammer swap first
2. If you go the beaver tail route, strongly consider doing it to two guns at the same time such that you will have an example of “the” gun in the vast majority of circumstances.
3. There are number of Turkish guns that are sold with a beaver tail installed that would likely cost less and more widely available than the custom work you are contemplating.

If you decided to go polymer- an M&P 2.0 with the frame mounted safety and Apex trigger bits could be had for less than the custom work as well.
 

Whisky

ATF. I use all three.
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2. If you go the beaver tail route, strongly consider doing it to two guns at the same time such that you will have an example of “the” gun in the vast majority of circumstances.
That IS the B&B way. I might have to think about this for a while.

I would probably have it done to my current pistol and if I liked it have another one done.
 
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