Originally Posted by buckhorn_cortez
Yeah...after all, what does Paul Liebenberg know about building guns....?
Yea, I know, here goes cane with another 1911 history lesson.
Well sit back and let me tell you about Paul.
In 1983 Paul Liebenberg immigrated to the US from South Africa and went to work for Frank Pachmayr in Los Angeles. (Anyone remember the "Pachmayr Combat Special" 1911?) In short order he rose to manage Frank's Custom Gun Shop. *
No External Extractor
In 1985 he opened Pistol Dynamics in Los Angeles to build high-end 1911's and Pachmayr pistols on contract. During this time he worked on the technical development of the 40-caliber pistol cartridge that eventually became the 40 S&W.
In 1989 Paul joined Smith and Wesson to structure the Performance Center where he designed and developed unique S&W pistols and manufacturing methods.
In 2001 Paul moved to Palm Bay, Florida and opened the current Pistol Dynamics 2.
The development continued on the 1911 and the "PS Liebenberg Combat Special" Evolution
resulted. Please note the Evolution
has an external extractor. Wonder where that came from? Maybe some design work while at S&W?
Another unique item is the captured front sight. Instead of the typical dove tailed sight the front of the slide is machined and the sight is installed. A coffin shaped barrel bushing secures the sight.
Pistol Dynamics produces some of the finest high-end 1911s in the world.
BC you are so predictable. Yes I'm sure Paul Liebenberg is more than capable of choosing the extraction mechanics for his pistols. I have serious respect for Paul and his smithing skilz, and I'm sure he cares little about my preferences in 1911 spent shell extraction methods.
With that said, what does this have to do with "...what does Paul Liebenberg know about building guns....?"