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hi guys, by now you guys know i really like quality work. and when someone does a good job i let you guys know, not so much out of pride, but so you can have confidence in them as vendors.

i recently, through a trial and error process of pain elimination (HAND INJURIES) , put a few of my frames up for trade. one of the gentlemen had interest in a couple of the frames, and his trade was to be one of his customs, but a special custom made to accomodate my hand. naturally i jumped at the chance since he also has similar affliction and would know what to do, how to shape it.

we did the deed! I write this review to show my new custom AKM Saleo. he said it was one of the more intense lam's he had done to that point? i believe him! the detail, the joints, the finish, the contouring, the ergos are outstanding. i can tell he made a real effort to eliminate edges for me.
because of the attention he paid the Saleo it changed the way i hold a frame, it actually gave me a better feeling for how the frame was supposed to fit my hand. i am grateful for that because i now grip all my frames slightly differently, you might think DUH? but with such a variety of frames, and trying to decide which grip best suits me it was a big help to get the right feel. it is a natural shooter for me the kind of shooter that makes you feel comfortable, and more at ease.
target side, unbanded
Bicycle part Wood Game controller Metal Font

shooters side
Wood Bicycle part Revolver Font Metal

target side banded
Bicycle part Wood Font Metal Bicycle

another
Brown Wood Bicycle part Metal Auto part

pains taken to contour
Hand String instrument Human body Finger Wood

a view of the laminations
Wood Kitchen utensil Eyewear Cutlery Terrestrial animal

in the hand
Bicycle part Tool Wrist Bicycle saddle Human leg

the custom sig, we are now slingshot buddies
Wood Wood stain Guitar accessory Hardwood Varnish

now! this does not make me a fanboy! i just find it very pleasing to show Andy's work. he talked with me throughout the process to ensure fit, as well as when i received the frame he did not ask if it was cool, rather he asked if it worked for me? that is not only customer service, but craftsmanship coupled with friendship.......................... Thanks Andy!
 

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oh so nice, wow
 

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Haha fanboi!!!
 

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Thank you very much Mark (smug grin)

that makes me very proud to read that review and I appreciate the time gone into writing it, I am so pleased it does fit properly, after all that was what the aim was, the aesthetics were just there to try my patience lol, 25 degree angles on those tiny pieces of Birch Burl sure did try my patience


And seen as it has your name on you have to keep it
 

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Thank you very much Mark (smug grin)

that makes me very proud to read that review and I appreciate the time gone into writing it, I am so pleased it does fit properly, after all that was what the aim was, the aesthetics were just there to try my patience lol, 25 degree angles on those tiny pieces of Birch Burl sure did try my patience


And seen as it has your name on you have to keep it
no worries mate! my son popped in on me last night all the way from FT. BRAGG.( my fathers day surprise) and the first thing he noticed when i was showing him my growing collection was that the AKM's had my name on them. its like having a serial # on a gun, no sniping with this one because it can be traced back to me lol.
 
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