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Gregg Richter from Colorado

Gregg Richter from Colorado

Gregg's Custom .475 Linebaugh.

Photo courtesy of Gregg Richter © 2010.

I met Rod through the Handgun Hunter Magazine web forum and commissioned him to build me a custom Ruger Five Shot Revolver in .475 Linebaugh from a Super Blackhawk that I sent him.

As usual when building a custom gun, issues come up and have to be resolved. Rod not only helped me through the issues, and resolved them to my satisfaction, but did extra work on my gun just to make sure that I got the gun that I wanted, even if I overlooked some minor details when ordering. When he finished it, I was in awe and did not want to shoot it, as it was too “purty.” Well, shoot it I did, and I am very happy with it.

Since then, I have had Rod work on two other Rugers for me: a Single Six and a Mark III, and as usual he went above and beyond.

Rod is my pistolsmith.

Gregg Richter
Producer “Handgunning Mule Deer and Pronghorn Antelope” Video www.hunterseyevideo.com
Current Holder of World Record Handgun Mule Deer, SCI
Originator and Coordinator of Handgun Hunters International Antelope Hunt

Ed Folmar from Idaho

Ed Folmar from Idaho

Edward's Custom .475 Linebaugh named, Ndlovu (African for "Elephant")

Photo courtesy of Edward K. Folmar © 2011.

Tuesday I took posession of my 475 Linebaugh that Rod, of Dixie Firearms made for me. To say that I was pleased is an understatement. First off, I have quite a few handguns, some custom and three Freedom Arms, but this gun is without a doubt the most exciting firearm I have ever owned!

Just to hold it brings a smile to my face. It conjures up visions of being back in Africa facing a big tusker. The feel of this gun is unbeliveable — silky smooth and tight as a Fort Knox vault, a trigger that you caress instead of squeeze. The bluing is deep, the case hardened grip and cylinder frame would make Turnbull green with envy. There is no play in the cylinder in any position. Recoil, ah yes, it has recoil, but the rounded butt with the chunky grips make it pleasant to shoot. My 45-70, in a Contender, shooting the 405 gr Cor-Bon Penetrator is still the recoil I feel the most.

The price of this gun is $400.00 less than either of my two Freedom Arms revolvers which were $2000.00 each and did not come with the best action or trigger jobs that they should have come with. This gun has the best action and trigger that I have ever felt, included in the price. I will never buy another Freedom Arms product as long as I have a master gunsmith like Rod to deal with!!!

We have not only quality here, but a firearm that has warmth, personality, beauty, indestructablity, and brute force termination at your finger-tips. I find the Freedom Arms without warmth, steril and cold, as I say this, this gun brings a smile to my face, you want it with you in all situations. I’ll close for now,but as I use this gun more and more I’ll update my findings, as always these are my opinions on the subject which I am entitled to as I do have a little experience behind me.

Dan Bowers from Pennsylvania

Dan's Custom .41 Magnum Before

Dan's Custom .41 Magnum Before

Photo courtesy of Edward K. Folmar © 2011.

Dan's Custom .41 Magnum After

Dan's Custom .41 Magnum After

Photo courtesy of Edward K. Folmar © 2011.

After getting completely fed up with the poor performance of a thoroughly thrashed and beat up Ruger Blackhawk .41 Magnum, I shipped it off to Rod for an extreme makeover.

During the discussions of what I wanted for an end product Rod suggested that we try a bunch used factory parts to rehab my Ruger. We used a factory take off barrel that was treated to a custom throat and crown. He also had some used internals and a Wolff Spring kit to finish things off.

After precisely fitting all the pieces Rod bead blasted and matte blued the steel pieces. The grip frame and ejector rod housing were baked with a matte black finish also. The final look was finished with a set of Hogue wood grips. The fit and finish are awesome! I wanted a “semi-custom utility revolver” and that’s exactly what Rod delivered. It is perfect!

Once I got the Ruger back it was treated to a range session using the same loads from before it was rehabbed. Using iron sights, the 210 gr. cast loads piled into groups under 2″ off-hand at 25yds. That’s good enough for me!! At 100yds I was able to put five of six rounds on a 6″ steel plate using shooting sticks as a rest.

Rod also rehabbed a Competitor Corp barrel when he did the Ruger. It is a 16″ .357 Magnum that he rechambered to .357 Maximum. I also had him bead blast and blue it. Prior to the rechamber the Magnum shot poorly at 100yds with every load I tried. Now it rockets out 180gr SSPBs under 2.5″ with the first loads.

Needless to say, the next time I need any pistolsmithing work done the guns will be getting shipped to Rod.

Thanks, buddy!

Dan Bowers

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