According to a report released in late 2014 by the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, more than 100 million new guns have been sold in the United States over the last 15 years, adding to the more than 200 million already registered by owners. Despite recently proposed increased stringency in gun control laws, sales remain strong to date, displaying a slight gain from last year. In response to this growing demand, Steven Spruell of Fortress Arms has launched the company's increased focus on — custom 1911 manufacture.
Said Spruell, "The 1911 is a highly popular piece among law enforcement officials, but it's also a much-loved item for civilians looking to protect their families and properties. Of course, parts tend to wear out over time whether because of neglected maintenance, poor craftsmanship or other common issues. In some cases, owners just want to upgrade these sidearms. Either way, our expert gunsmiths are armed with their own experience and our fully equipped machine shop to make customized repairs and enhancements."
The company website, FortressArms.com, notes spring clips, recoil springs and metal burs on various working components are among typical concerns for 1911 owners. All these factors can reduce performance as well as reliability. Custom repairs and parts replacements carried out by the company are said to meet or surpass factory standards.
While maintenance is crucial to ensuring these pieces, deemed the best .45 caliber weapon money can buy by numerous current and previous owners, remain effective, many simply want to bring them up to date by today's market standards. Originally designed to fire full metal jacket rounds, they can be modified to work with hollow points and other types of ammunition as well. Additional enhancements provided by Fortress Arms include trigger replacement, bead blasting, Parkerizing, customized paint schemes and extensive barrel work.
Concluded Spruell, "We make sure our customers' firearms remain in working order and provide the accuracy and dependability they were designed for; at the same time, we take pride in carrying out the modifications clients ask for to make their guns their own. Though we make every effort to meet the expectations of our customers, we never place aesthetics above safety. Our gunsmith team takes great pride in craftsmanship for collectors, avid shooters and those who simply want a little extra piece of mind alike."
About Fortress Arms:
Specializing in customization and repairs of 1911's, rifles and shotguns, Fortress arms focuses on maintenance, parts replacements and modifications without sacrificing the accuracy, power and functionality firearms are designed to provide.
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