Front Sight Cuts
Here at Freedom Gunworks, we offer a variety of sight cut options and carry most all brands in stock including standard and fiber optic versions. Front sight cuts are $30 and that does not include the sight.
Rear Sight Cuts
We can machine your existing slide for additional rear sights depending upon what you have on there currently. Novak sight cuts are $50 and adjustable low profile Bomar style cuts are $70.
We offer 2 types of ramped frame cuts, the Wilson/Nowlin and the Clark/Para cuts. The W/N requires an additional set up and costs $100, the C/P cut is $75.
Ambi & Beavertail Safeties
A critical part to installing new parts on your favorite handgun is in blending the rear extremities. Ambi safeties and beavertails that are not blended correctly to the rear frame can cause uncomfortable shooting when they rub and tear at your hands. Installation of some parts may require refinishing of the frame and or slide." Fitting beavertail safeties when that tang has to be altered would require refinishing. The cost of installing the beavertail grip safety is $75, refinishing costs will vary depending upon desired finish. Fitting ambidextrous safeties is $50. (pricing does not include parts)
Top Strap Serrations
Top strap serrations are a nice custom flare that can be added to any handgun slide that has been flat topped or tri-topped. We can do a solid serration series the entire length of the slide or an "arrow" pattern. You can choose between 20 LPI, 25 LPI, or 30 LPI and the cost is $75 and does not include the flat topping.
Snake Belly Cuts
Snake Belly cuts can be performed on the front strap of a 1911 frame or on the flat topped portion of the slide and adds another decorative series of machine cuts to your favorite blaster. The cost is $75.
SVI Trigger Shoes
The SVI ITS allows the user to change between different types of trigger shoes to best fit their shooting style. For those with larger hands and/or longer fingers, the long series of inserts work best. With smaller hands and/or shorter fingers, the short series will fit best. There is also similar options available in medium as well. The SVI ITS will have to be fitted to the STI series guns in both 1911 and 2011 guns. The cost is $125 and that includes the trigger bow and 1 insert. Additional inserts are available for $20 each.
"Stippling" the grip adds a more aggressive texture to the surface to allow a better purchase on the weapon. The better the gun sticks to your hand, the flatter it will shoot because it moves less in your grip. Contouring is another option. A little known fact to many is that the width of the hi-cap 2011 grip is near identical to that of the single stack 1911. The major difference in feel is at the radius of the front strap. We can contour those sharp corners and blend them into the front strap for a feel more like that of a 1911. Also, to achieve a higher grip on the gun, the trigger guard can be undercut. Lastly, we can offer many different paint schemes to add a little cosmetic flash to your gun. To contour, stipple and undercut the grip is $50. Painting is an additional $50.
Graphite Black Cerakote(other colors available)
All of our custom guns come with this finish at no additional charge. Customer supplied 1911/2011 style guns are $150.00 and that includes any and or all small parts. There is an additional $50 charge for assembly/disassembly if we do it.
Flat Topping & Tri Topping
Traditionally it hasn't been possible to "flat top" a slide once the front dovetail sight cut has been made. As you flat top a pistol slide that already has a front dovetail, you cut 0.040" out of the 0.065" deep dovetail that is currently there leaving only 0.025" of dovetail which isn't enough to hold the sight in place. At Freedom Gunworks, we have our own unique front sight that will allow us to cut out most of the old dovetail's depth and machine in a new front dovetail for our sight. It's not abnormally large and looks like most any other fiber optic front sight you'll see on the market today. The gun pictured was a factory built STI Edge that we tri-topped and installed our "Freedom" sight ($39) into. It costs $75 to flat top and $150 to tri-top.
Match Grade Barrel Fitting
The fitting of the barrel in your handgun is one of the most critical factors of accuracy potential. In a bushing barrel application, the fit of the bushing to the slide, the bushing to the barrel, and the lower foot to the slide stop are the most important areas of concern. In a bull barrel application, the top of the barrel is indexed to contact the slide at top dead center, and the 5 and 7 o'clock positions. The cutting of the bbl foot is done with a special fixture in our milling machine that lets us hold exacting tolerances. Both legs of the foot are cut for 100% equal and extended contact to offer the most accuracy possible. Fitting a bushing barrel is $150.00, a bull barrel is $125.00, and an Open gun bbl with comp is $175.00.
We offer trigger jobs for your 1911/2011 style handguns from 2lbs up. In order to provide you with a reliable and safe 2lb trigger job we will need to replace your factory fire control components with better aftermarket components. We ONLY use EGW through hardened sears in our trigger jobs and feel that is one of the more critical components to any long lasting trigger. On other brands of sears, they are only surface hardened. When you cut, stone, and polish the contact points you weaken the hardening on lesser grade sears. With the EGW components, we can cut a nice sharp apex between the secondary and primary surfaces that will give you a long lasting and safe trigger job. To replace your factory hammer with a light weight low mass speed hammer (multiple options available), new disconnector, EGW sear, and Ti strut, the cost is $150 and we call it the "FGW Ultimate Trigger" job. To take your factory 8 lb + trigger down to 3.5 - 4 lbs the sear is replaced and the cost is only $75. We do not recommend less than 3.5 lbs for any carry, duty, or self defense handgun.
We offer custom slide lightening at Freedom Gunworks and can perform most any task requested by the customer. Not only does it offer a nice aesthetic touch to your handgun, but it serves a purpose as well. The slide is the reciprocating mass of a handgun, meaning it is the part of the gun running back and forth every time the gun is fired. The frame rails are what prevents the slide from coming off the frame. As the slide comes rearward, the frame rails contact the runout inside of the slide and it's metal on metal contact that can be somewhat abrupt. Most of the perceived recoil or "front sight lift" is caused by those 2 mating surfaces making contact. If you reduce the mass of the slide, you reduce the amount of inertia in which it strikes the frame. Think of it this way, the slide in its full factory configuration is like a bowling ball, when we get finished with it it is more like a tennis ball. If you roll both of them at a brick and hit it, which one is going to make the brick move more? By lightening the slide we are able to reduce the weight of the recoil spring as well because it now takes less spring to retard the motion of a lighter slide. We turn the hard hitting action of these two parts into a kissing of components offering a significantly reduced recoil impulse and a flatter shooting gun. Because of the different variations and series of cuts, the cost varies greatly as well. Our signature lightening cuts run $150 but other options are available for less.
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