First production 1911 frames seen here just out of the CNC. Right now we’re still tweaking the program to get best run time, finish, etc. Almost there!
These are literally straight out of the CNC Mill. We started production of slide stops two days ago. First version is the tactical model in stainless steel. We’ll be rolling out others as we go.
The guys in the shop took it to the next level and 3D printed a 1911 slide and frame, then put in first run parts prototypes. It’s non-functional, but a nice way to check out and show off installed parts. And no, you can’t order one to impress your friends. @deeprivercustoms
They’re at it again. Halfway through the latest Deep River Customs 1911 Build Class. This is our first international class with Canada representing.
Both shooting Deep River Customs 1911 pistols, Team Icarus shooters Andy Z. and Lee N. won High Overall SS Division and 1st A Class respectively, at the Doc Welt match at the Wyoming Antelope Club on June 4th. Way to go guys.
This match is a memorial match held at Wac every year to honor Gary “Doc” Welt. Gary was a 30 yr Master Chief in the U.S. Navy. He spent the better part of his life serving his country at the tip of the spear as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He passed away on April 8th, 2014.
For almost 2 years now, we’ve been developing, machining, and testing our frames and slides. The results so far? We completed the build and testing of the second prototype. Everything is as expected. The machining is exceptional, frames and slides are right on spec. Nominal tolerance is .003″, with tolerances in critical areas down to .0005″.
Lines are straight and PARALLEL. As we machine the frames and slides from pre-heat treated barstock, there are no warpage issues.
What remains is refining the operations to make them the most efficient and allow for maximum cutter life.
Production run will start soon, followed by additional testing.
Look for our frames and slides soon!