I remember the last time I was at Clark's with the pistol. Jim Clark Jr. looked it over, said he could do it no problem, and then checked the chamber and dry fired the pistol a couple of times.
"Who did this trigger job?" he asked.
That kind of open ended question from a gunsmith is always dangerous. "I did," I replied.
"That's good....." was Jim's response.
Last night I took off the cocobolo grips for storage at home while the pistol was being worked on. I screwed on some old Pachmayr rubber grips instead. I also pressed out the orange insert in the front sight and placed it in a zip lock baggie with the grips for secure storage.
Other than the trigger and reliability work, a lot of small details have been performed on this pistol to make it unique. The port has been lightly flared. The slide stop pin has been inset. The mainspring housing has been switched out in favor of a flat aluminum checkered one. The hammer is a Nowlin Speed Demon, which works great with the stubby Commander grip safety to eliminate hammerbite. Lastly, the sights have been swapped for a ramped front sight and a rear sight that predates the Yost Retro unit but resembles it closely.
It's raining this morning, but as I load up the Jeep, I'm looking forward to a drive back to Shootout Lane.
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