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Old 12-23-2015, 08:39 PM   #1
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Merry Stainless Christmas To Me!

Well, I would like to blame the Christmas mailing rush for the delay from the Post Office but I have had issues with them all year. I was in no hurry but it took 11 days from lunch time on the 12th until today at 11am to get this pistol here from West Virginia, only about 400 miles.

Just a quick cell phone pic to start off with. Outside the Stainless Ultra Carry in 9mm looked perfect, the finger groove grip is totally ugly but surprisingly feels good in my hand and I will do at least the first range session with it in place. I have a pretty good selection of different grips I can use. I may later on put the Crimson Trace grips from my CDP Ultra on the 9mm.
The inside was a little dirty and everything looked like new except for the extractor but will not worry about that unless it does not function properly. Range trip will tell the story.
Original owner changed the front sight to green and it may work out OK for my plans for the pistol. According to seller some accuracy work and trigger work was done by some gunsmith who I looked up online and he is no longer in business. So I don't know yet if there are any adverse affects to the pistol. We shall see.

Anyway looks good lets hope it shoots and functions well.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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Been thinking about getting one, sharp looking gun, although I'm not a fan of those wrap-around grooved grips, I'd love to see what you put on there, rosewood or black you thinking?
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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Hope it works out for you.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:17 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by azguy1911 View Post
Been thinking about getting one, sharp looking gun, although I'm not a fan of those wrap-around grooved grips, I'd love to see what you put on there, rosewood or black you thinking?
Azguy, have to look and see what I have. I think I have some Rosewood that will work until I purchase the rest of the parts for my plan. Like I said later it will probably get the Rosewood Crimson Trace grips that are currently living on my CDP Ultra, it will get new Green Crimson Trace after I save up.
Totally agree the black rubber grips are uber ugly, but fit the hand real nice.
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Nice ultra looks clean on the outside. Hopefully the internals function properly and you have a good day at the range.
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That's a cool looking gun. Good luck at the range. Hopefully that gunsmith didn't go out of business because of his quality of work. Let's us know how it shoots.
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Nice looking gun Arland, I'm interested in seeing what you do with this pistol.
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Nice looking gun Arland, I'm interested in seeing what you do with this pistol.
Thanks Chuck. All plans depend upon this 9mm being a good shooter and 100% functional.

They said this pistol had a "reliability package" performed by this gunsmith named Dustin Bonar. I think Dustin's father was a fairly well known gunsmith. Research before purchase revealed mixed reviews about Dustin. Owner had a Novak Green Fiber Optic front sight installed, I wish it was a night sight but it is still pretty visible in low light. Anyway, I got it for a cheap enough price that I decided to take a chance on it.
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Thanks Chuck. All plans depend upon this 9mm being a good shooter and 100% functional.

They said this pistol had a "reliability package" performed by this gunsmith named Dustin Bonar. I think Dustin's father was a fairly well known gunsmith. Research before purchase revealed mixed reviews about Dustin. Owner had a Novak Green Fiber Optic front sight installed, I wish it was a night sight but it is still pretty visible in low light. Anyway, I got it for a cheap enough price that I decided to take a chance on it.
I see why he doesn't go by the name of Dusty....
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Real nice looking pistol.
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