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Flat Topping & Tri Topping

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

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.

Trigger Jobs

Trigger Jobs

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.

Slide Lightening

Slide Lightening

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.