My road to the Nationals had a planned stop at the Infinity factory in Grand Prairie, TX. I did create a little incident at the Denver Airport on my way when I had forgotten a magazine in one of my 4 zillion pockets of my carry on, that I also us as Range bag, I could see on the face of the screening person that something was up… Sure enough a whole army of security screeners and police showed up to look and the very interesting x-ray picture. This was not the time for smart comments and after about 30 minutes I was let off the hock with a “friendly” warning. The hardest part was to see a perfectly fine “Dalmas Custom” magazine go into the trash…

Oh well I was on my way to the best place for a possible replacement, and upon arrival I was promptly given a replacement by Brandon Strayer at Infinity. I was picked up ad DFW by Brandon in his modified truck, one of few vehicles I have to step up into. The Infinity factory is only a few minutes from the airport and is a little smaller than I had envisioned. I was given an extensive tour or better yet I was trying my best to keep up with Sandy and Brandon Strayer as they were very busy loading and resetting a multitude of high tech machines milling out all parts from bar stock material. During my 2 days a the factory I didn’t see Sandy use his office once, the CEO of the by far best 1911/2011 factory in the world uses the keyboard of the latest high tech cnc machines as his office, constantly improving on his product.

The start of all Infinity parts.

All Infinity parts start our like this. Every little part is milled out of solid blocks of steel or alu.

I was impressed by the workmanship and pride that goes into making these fine firearms. No expense is spared in their strive to produce the absolute best of the best. Us customers pay for this by having to wait an agonizingly long time for delivery, having visited the factory and see what goes into making these I have a much better understanding of just how much time it takes to make a firearm of this caliber. Once we receive our firearm that agonizingly long wait is usually soon forgotten.

I had a bunch of questions prepared from home and if I remember or understand half of what I was told I’ll be in a much better position to assist customers in Denmark and Sweden to purchase Infinity Firearms.

Both my guns got a overhaul and pulling Bubba apart it became apparent that there was crack in the barrel, extractor was broken, sight was loose so a new barrel was fitted the same goes for the extractor and sight. Running hot loads with VV N310 powder is probably the cause of the early crack in the barrel (after about 40k rounds). When I felt a little conscious about the time spent I said “that’s good enough” but was met with the response “it has to meet our standards, all guns leaving this facility must meet our standards and we’ll work on it until it does, yours is no different”. My two days at the factory was very rewarding and enlightening but I was a little worried about showing up at the Nationals with practically a new gun…

-Bubba getting a new barrel fitted

In Vegas I headed for the facility not far from the match hotel to sight in Bubba, a few clicks on the new Infinity sight was needed before heading to the range. The American Shooters facility was really impressive with a clean range and a fully stocked store. I might just go back before I head home to try some of their equipment. Maybe the S&W 500 or one of the other 50ies in the picture below. But I guess it counts on my luck at the Casino.

more to come.

The new grip in more ways than one.

A whole forrest of basepads.

The 50’s collection at American Shooters.