South Forks Arms, Stealth model in 9mm. My idea of a fighting pistol equipped with Nowlin threaded barrel.
There's a story behind this pistol. It starts with Jason ringing my phone one day. Jason says I want to run this by you and see what you think....
Wait, back up. I'm getting ahead of the story here. It begins with a trip to Jason's shop. I walk in and there's receivers and slides scattered across the carpet just left of front door. Receivers and slides are in government, commander and officers length. Almost 50 in total. Last one being serial number 50. I'm thinking it's Christmas only without the tree.
Kind of off center and in the middle is this one receiver. A rail model.
So, I'm driving along on a day filled with sunshine and blue skies. Phone rings, I look down at caller ID. It's Jason. " I want to run something by you." I'm gonna build a suppressed model with the one recon frame. Just wanted to know what caliber you think I should do one in ? The rest of the day was a back and forth exchange of ideas between Jason, Jonathan and myself. Jason thought to be "Stealth" like, suppressed should sound suppressed. My thought ran along the line of 1911s are 45acp. Not exactly true because 1911s are and have been chambered in just about every modern pistol cartrage from .22lr through .460 and beyond.
So Jonathan's phone rang next for the definitive expert opinion. Jonathan says 9mm, definitely 9mm. Why would you even consider suppressing .45acp in a handgun ?? 9mm is much, much quieter. Our conversation then turns to the types he used in his 3 deployments as Army Sniper. Last deployment being outside Tikrit attached to an elite unit where he used multiple suppressed weapons.
We talked about ambi-safeties, tall sights, magwell, grip safety and finally which brand of suppressor run wet with welder tip gel.
This is the product of Jason's discussions and talent. For us die hards, Jason will make one in zombie stomping .45acp.