American Pistolsmiths Guild

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Virgil Tripp

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Contact Info

Tripp Research

POB 2240
Bastrop, 78602


Guild History

Custom 1911’s and inventor of one of the first modular frame 1911 double stack semi automatics now STI. Virgil does expert hardchrome (Cobra-Chrome) and high tech polymer finishes (Cobra-Coat) with fast turn-a-round time. He has also invented a fail safe magazine for he 1911 (Cobra-Mags) that has become a standard of quality by which all others are judged. Also available are magazine spring and follower kits you can install in your magazine to bring it into the high tech world. The latest invention from the great mind of Virgil Tripp is the unique adjustable K-1 rear sight. 2010 PISTOLSMITH OF THE YEAR