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Robert Miller -
As discussed, here is my quick
write up on the SA build you did for me:
I am ecstatic about
the work Miller Custom performed on my Springfield Armory
1911. It looks phenominal, but more importantly is a
100% reliable and accurate shooter. The fit and
finish, attention to detail, and overall quality of parts
used is tremendous. Mr. Miller provided his expert advice
and made the entire experience a pleasure from start to
finish. I use it for IDPA, TSA as well as CCW, which
speaks volumes of my trust in this well executed weapon.
My hat is off to Miller Custom!
The Springfield GI base
gun Bob built for me is by far the finest gun I have
owned, and I've owned a sampling from EVERY limited
production maker (Baer, Brown, SA Custom shop, NightHawk,
Rock River Arms, Wilson Combat, S&W Per. Center) and a
couple from big name custom 1911 smiths.
On to the gun, the
attention to detail is meticulous. Every machining
request was performed to my exacting requirements. The
checkering is perfect, the blending is perfect and the
gun is very accurate, soft shooting, and good looking to
boot. I now have an extractor template (as well as some
other part templates) to work off of for the work I do
on 1911's from time to time for friends and co-workers.
Detail stripping the gun has allowed me to see what
needs to be done internally to make the 1911 the most
reliable/ effective handgun platform ever designed. The
trigger is like the rest of the gun exactly to my specs,
my idea of the perfect 1911 trigger.
Bob is friendly, down to
earth, and a customer first custom 1911 builder. As
impressed as I was with Bob's abilities as a custom 1911
smith I was as or maybe even more impressed with Bob
Miller the person. Bob's customer service and approach
to involving the customer along the build process is the
ultimate. Having had everything from full house guns to
small jobs done in the past by other smiths,
without hesitation I can say none of the other smiths
even came close to the care, concern, or professionalism
Thanks and Take Care,
After seeing some
pictures of Robert Miller’s skillful work on several Internet
forums, I contacted him about working on a pistol. I had, at
that time, just recently purchased a Rock Island Tactical 1911
that was to be my “knock-around” gun. My idea was to utilize
the less-expensive pistol as a hard use shooter for training
classes, USPSA and IDPA competition and general all around use.
I’ve been an
aficionado of the 1911 pistol for several years and have a
number of pistols that have been modified or customized by some
of the “big boys” in the industry. I also own some higher end
pistols from Springfield Custom, Wilson Combat and Les Baer.
While I do own other 1911’s, most are too valuable for me to
want to scratch, abuse, bleed on and otherwise tear up. That
was why I decided to go with a less expensive base gun.
I sent the pistol and
parts I wanted installed to Mr. Miller with a list of what I
wanted done. Basically I asked him to gut the Rock Island and
rebuild it with good quality parts. I also asked him to perform
some cosmetic items such as cutting serrations to the back and
top of the slide.
Robert was great
about staying in contact with me all the way through the build
process. He never did criticize my choice of pistol or parts
nor did he try to talk me into performing expensive
modifications or work that I had not asked him to do. He was
always pleasant on the phone or in his e-mails and always
returned calls and e-mails promptly.
When I got the gun
back, I couldn’t believe my eyes! The pistol is now a
completely different handgun and, if it wasn’t for the serial
number, I’d swear it’s another pistol entirely! It’s now very
difficult for me to view this pistol as a “knock-around.” It’s
almost too pretty to shoot. Almost!
Nicely done, Mr.
Andrew in Arizona
Robert Miller, Pistolsmith
Miller Custom, Geneseo, Illinois
I have worked with Mr. Miller
on five custom 1911 projects, from the basic tune-up and
refinish job to the complete full house project, from 9mm to
45acp calibers. There was never a time during the process that
Mr. Miller did not keep me informed of the statuses of my
various projects, nor make the utmost efforts to get a complete
understanding of what I desired in my finished product. His
professionalism in dealing with delays related to outside
venders is commendable, and his honesty in relaying this
information is a rare and valued quality in today’s world.
These intangible assets lend themselves
well to a successful business model, and Mr. Miller adds years
of experience in the custom 1911 arena to make his finished
products true works of art. His pricing scale is very fair, and
combined with his support of the Law Enforcement Community and
U.S. Service Members, yields a true bargain in the custom 1911
market. Robert’s concern for the customer made me feel very
comfortable in entrusting him with the many thousands of dollars
these projects required.
The true test of “worth” is in the
finished product. I can say, without hesitation that holding my
first custom from Robert was a truly enjoyable experience. His
attention to detail was apparent from a distance, and it stands
up under microscopic examination as well, by exhibiting
perfectly straight lines blending into exquisitely contoured
curves and angles. Upon doing some range work, the pistols
continue to perform as expected, with smooth feeding and very
My ultimate testimonial for Miller Custom
is that I wear my 9mm 1911 both on the job and off. I could pick
any handgun I want, but performance wise, none stand up to my
Robert Miller built1911.
I can recommend Robert Miller
wholeheartedly as an outstanding gunsmith. Bob fitted barrel,
safeties, trigger group, sights, checkered front strap 30 LPI,
flat toped/serrated the slide and polished flats beautifully on
Colt XSE. He improved/straightened the lines on the slide and
beveled entire pistol artistically. All of this was done in just
a few months with almost no waiting time, and his prices are
modest. Bob provided ransom rest test targets at 50 yards with
the pistol. Communication with Bob has been excellent and very
cordial throughout the process. Bob is surely a talented
gunsmith and both my son and I look forward to working with him
on our pistols for years to come.
Bob, I received my Rock River
Basic Limited Match back today, and as expected, I am very
pleased with all the upgrades completed on this pistol.
The attention to detail is what makes this pistol stand out
Thanks again for another fine pistol.
Keep up the good work.
I received my Caspian titanium ground up build today. Couldn't
be more happier with it. I knew it was going to be a nice pistol
from the start but after receiving it, it is about as nice as
anyone could hope for. Fit, finish and feel of the entire pistol
is top notch. Sure it may not have all the bells , whistles and
flash of other custom pistols but it is everything I asked for.
"PURE AND SIMPLE" is the way I like them. You know all the
intimate details of this pistol so I wont go into detail. I Look
forward to sending you a titanium commander frame to build
somewhat of a twin to this bobtail government.
Thanks for this exceptionally fine pistol.
Originally all I wanted Bob to do was parkerize my Armscor 1911,
due to the fact that it is not a show pistol, but sees dirt,
grime, and sweat almost every day. The factory bluing had
worn off of the front strap, and other places as well.
received my pistol back from him, I was in awe, in addition to a
FLAWLESS parkerizing, he also had smoothed out some of the lines
on the pistol, installed a new mainspring housing with lanyard
loop and 30LPI checkering, serrated the front sight, installed
new stainless steel pins, re-ground the factory sear, which
eliminated the slack, and now breaks cleanly. There are so
many things that he put so much effort into, that I didn't even
ask of him, but made the pistol come out a hundred times better.
all I have to say that every time I pick up my 1911, I am just
dumbfounded by the great work that Miller Custom does.
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