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A bobtailed Commander length 9mm with fixed bar/dot night sights. That would be the cat's pajamas. An alloy frame would just sweeten the deal for me. Get one of those in the works and I bet you'll see a Glock 19 for sale pretty soon. :smile:

Don't listen to me too much though...I already said I can't afford nothin'!
 

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I agree with an alloy frame. I would love a bobtailed model with alloy frame. I had a colt lwt cdr xse and the 26oz of the lightweight was perfect for lightweight carry.
 

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Dale; I am looking for a Race gun Hi cap. I would like using a .38 Super and a 5'' barrel
no comp, yet C-more optics's, all top of the line insides and a 3.0 LBS trigger, Also night sights when I can't use the C-more sights, non-railed Bob-tailed not a concern since it will be a race pistol only, I would prefer a Stainless version. I will wait in line Jerry lol.
 

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You go first Vic, I have to do some expense juggling first,:)
 

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I went to his site 3 times already just looking at the work he has done and really can't beleive the great prices. I usually buy a good pistol then invent around 200 into it to make it to my liking so I would be saving money. I knew Dan Wesson's was always a good pistol but I never seen any like Fusions before. I have some questions but by Jan I will be able to buy one for sure
(hope Dale and Bob are hearing me lol_
 
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I have absolutely no idea how much work this would be or how much this would cost, so please don't take me too seriously. Or at all seriously, for that matter. This is just the 1911 I'd like to see come to fruition. I don't know if Fusion is the company to do it or not, but it looks to me like you'd be capable of doing it.

Here's my (somewhat skewed) thought process:

1) Nighthawk Custom is discontinuing the Vickers Tactical in March of '08 because Larry Vickers (and apparently their customers) thought it wasn't being offered at a fair enough price.

2) Your company seems to be selling incredible quality 1911s for a really good price, so you could probably make a pistol just as good for a more acceptable price.

3) The 1911 would include most of the same features, for example Caspian frame with integral magwell, lanyard loop and plunger tube, solid Aluminum trigger (they used a Vickers/Yam "Hard Use" trigger), high cut beavertail, commander "match" hammer, ball cuts, Novak sights, simonich gunner grips, 25 LPI checkering, serrated top and rear of slide, matte black finish, muzzle crowned flat to bushing, and NO MIM PARTS ANYWHERE. Full details here:
http://vickerstactical.com/VT1911.htm
Here's another pistol using the same frame & design, the D&L Professional:
http://dlsports.com/signature_firearms_1911.html

4) Advertise it as a pure, simple, Murphy's Law-proof fighting pistol. Ship it with, say, six 7-round mags with steel followers and baseplates + slam pads (Brown, Tripp) like the SA TRP Pro, an extra extractor, even extra recoil and FP springs.

Again, I'm nowhere CLOSE to an expert, but I'd be willing to bet a couple months' salary that you'd sell a load of these pistols. Look how popular the Vickers Tactical and D&L Professional are, and those cost 3 and 4 thousand dollars.

Just my opinion, let me know what you think, don't hold back (*straps on flame suit, assumes brace position*)....
 

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Heck, my request seems small compared to these requests... :wink:

I'd love to see a Fusion variant Bobtail MSH. I've been doing Bobtail conversions for a long time and it would be great to see an alternative to the Ed Brown MSH. I can think of a number of ways to modify the design to protect against patent infringements... :wink: Honestly, if I had CNC capability, I'd have done it by now.


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Maybe put a full-size mainspring in it for longer spring life? Would that bypass patent infringement?

What I'd like to know is, is Fusion considered full custom, semi-custom or production? IE, is it more akin to Chuck Rogers, Ed Brown/Les Baer or Kimber/S&W? Here's where I'm confused: on the website you make it seem like you'll build whatever the cusomer wants, no exceptions, like semi-custom or custom smiths. But your guns are priced so cheap, like production guns. (Am I missing something???) So where do Fusion's 1911s stack up, especially in terms of accuracy and reliability?
 

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Me and Bob has exchanged a few E-Mail's yesterday and after the Holidays I am picking up a Fusion pistol. Bob answered all my questions and was very friendly.
For those that are wanting Bobtail's or double stacks , they will be coming out after the holidays.
 

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Kyle E. Coyote

First, Cool name, brought me back to my childhood Saturday mornings! :biggrin:

The most influential aspect of keeping our prices within reason is we don't advertise. We use forums, referrals, and one on one interface to reach our customers. Without forums such as the one your on now, (Thank you Jerry!!!), we wouldn't be as successful as we have been. Being a fairly new business the budget doesn't allow for even a blurb in a gun magazine. Advertising is great but very expensive. Besides, we really enjoy the comraderie we experience talking with you guys and getting feedback and ofcourse, ideas for new products. That can't be occomplished with a magazine ad.

I hope that answers your question, keep 'em comin'! I look forward every day to checking out the forums and getting to talk with you guys. Could I have a better job??:cool:
 

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No problem Dale. I really respect that Fusion is a small company that focuses on quality and customer satisfaction. I don't mind a bit giving you guys a place to 'hang out".

I just wish there was a way to get a lot of your customers/fans here. I know you are building them up quick.
 

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I spoke with Bob and and in Jan I am buying one and he assured me after 3 E-mail's back and forth he will be making what I am looking for. He knows his guns I will say and a pleasure to talk to. Dale and Jerry thanks alot, now I can't wait till after the holidays lol.
 

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3) The 1911 would include most of the same features, for example Caspian frame with integral magwell, lanyard loop and plunger tube, solid Aluminum trigger (they used a Vickers/Yam "Hard Use" trigger), high cut beavertail, commander "match" hammer, ball cuts, Novak sights, simonich gunner grips, 25 LPI checkering, serrated top and rear of slide, matte black finish, muzzle crowned flat to bushing, and NO MIM PARTS ANYWHERE. ..
This is the best suggestion I have heard in a while the one of the only reasons that I am considering laying down 3 bills for one of Larry's pistols. I think that this would make a fantastic no nonsense fighting pistol.
 
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This is the best suggestion I have heard in a while the one of the only reasons that I am considering laying down 3 bills for one of Larry's pistols. I think that this would make a fantastic no nonsense fighting pistol.
Exactly. Nothing you don't need, but absolutely EVERYTHING usefull.
 
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First, Cool name, brought me back to my childhood Saturday mornings! :biggrin:
I hope that answers your question, keep 'em comin'! I look forward every day to checking out the forums and getting to talk with you guys. Could I have a better job??:cool:
Yup, that answers it. Good for you guys. Thinking of the customers first is a quality very rare these days, exhibited by very few gun manufacturers especially. Keep up the good work!

Oh, and by the way, "Kyle E. Coyote" is just the goofy nickname my father's college buddy gave me as a kid. Long story short, it stuck. :rolleyes:
 

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I too would like a personal-carry Commander. I haven't handeled a bobtail, but the do look nice.
However, as a low income wage-earning widower, I don't know if I will ever own one...But I can dream. :smile:
 

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Bob and I are always taking suggestions here at Fusion. Give us some ideas as to what you'd like and we'll see if it can come to fruition.

This can be fun..........:biggrin:
I would say one of everything but my wife wouldn't like me too much! :biglaugh:
 
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