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Outside of Open Class competition, USPSA Limited and IPSC Standard division competitions produce some of the fastest shooting times in the handgun sports. This is a result of the repaid cycle rates achieved by the .40 caliber chambering and the allowance of high capacity magazines. The Bill’s Custom Automatics’ Limited Class .40 Cal is built specifically to win these competitions. Our Limited .40s are built on STI High Capacity slides and frames. Limited .40s are available with the giant “Black Ice” polymer mag wells for USPSA competition, or the STI Slim line mag well’s required to meet the IPSC Standard Division requirements. Because optical sights are not allowed in these divisions, the BCA Limited Class. 40 uses a fiber optic front sight and fully adjustable Bo-Mar style rear. When it comes to Limited and Standard class competitions, BCA’s Limited Class .40 Cal. in the appropriate configuration is the formula for WIN!
High Capacity Receiver
Open Class competition is one of the most aggressive forms of handgun competition. Extreme speed is the name of the game and controlling when you reload is one key to going fast. All BCA “Race Guns” are built on STI High Capacity Frames, unless otherwise requested. To improve their function we contour the grip making its profile smaller and more ergonomic. Our profiled grips enable people with smaller hand sizes to better control the gun. In addition, we custom stipple each grip significantly reducing the possibility of slippage even in hot climates. We also relieve the bottom of the trigger guard with two finger groves making it possible to achieve a higher firmer grip with the support hand. Speed is useless without control, the BCA high capacity platform is designed to give you every advantage to comfortably drive your race gun.
Your 1911’s reliability and accuracy hinge on the quality of the workmanship and materials used in the guns barrel system. BCA custom guns use only Cathode Electro Discharge Machined Barrels. Made from “Barrel Grade” 416 stainless, these barrels vary less than .0002 from end to end and have an internal finish that is mirror smooth. Each of our barrel systems are COMPLETLEY CUSTOM FIT to the slide and frame. Only “True Match Grade” links and pins are fitted into our barrel systems. Radial lug engagement is kept to a maximum to provide lifetime durability and excellent lockup. Barrel chambers are headspaced on the minimum side for the appropriate platform you are shooting. You can be sure whether it’s for competition or defensive carry your pistol’s barrel has been chambered to maximize both reliability and accuracy for the mission it was designed to serve.
The finest race car in the world would be difficult to drive if your foot couldn’t reach the gas pedal. The same is true of the trigger on a 1911 style pistol. The shooter’s individual finger length and size has a tremendous bearing on the length and shape the trigger needs to be. BCA uses modular trigger systems that allow us to install the trigger insert that achieves the correct shape and length for your finger. Having the trigger in the prefect position for your finger provides the responsiveness you would expect from a “World Class” race gun.
In addition to its primary role as a safety device, the Safety Lever serves as the resting place for your thumb. With a proper grip, your thumb presses against the Safety Lever and provides much of the leverage necessary to control the gun under recoil. If the safety doesn’t mate with your thumb properly, or has sharp edges, it makes the gun difficult to control and painful to shoot. Bill’s Custom Automatics takes great care to de-edge and re-shape the safety into a comfortable platform that won’t gouge or bite your thumb. This small detail is essential to making a world class 1911 that can be shot like a champion.
The Limited .40 is available with the giant “Black Ice” Polymer mag well for USPSA competition. This mag well has a huge, smooth funnel that makes it hard to miss and also has relief grooves milled into it providing extra clearance for the shooters hand where the mag well meets the grip.
The STI Slim Line mag well is also available for IPSIC Standard Division Competition. While smaller than the “Black Ice” well the STI version still provides an excellent target for fast mag changes and physically will allow you gun to fit into the USPSA Standard Division Box which determines gun qualification.
Adjustable Rear Sight
Bill’s Custom Automatics shell mills the rear of the slide to ensure your Bo-Mar adjustable rear sight is mounted as low as possible. Shell milling provides extra protection on the sides of the sight and improves the cosmetic appearance of the slide as well. With this fully adjustable sight installed you will be able to precisely zero your pistol whenever completion requirements cause you to shoot a different load.
While our Tri-Topped slides are cosmetically beautiful, their form is matched only by their function. Tri-Topping reduces the weight of the slide, WITHOUT MAKEIGN IT MORE SUSEPTIBLE TO DIRT AND OTHER FORIGN MATTER. Lighter slide weight means faster cycle times and less felt recoil. Tri-Topping provides you these benefits WITHOUT the reduction in reliability that porting and scalloping introduce by increasing the weapons exposure to dirt and other contaminants.
Competition Mag Well
BCA machine fits each mag-well to its frame. While this traditional method has been abandoned by many gun makers because of time consuming nature, we feel no other technique matches its quality. Our completion model mag wells look like they were actually made into the frame. The funnel mates to the receiver fluently and seamlessly eliminating the possibility of mag hang-ups. These mag-wells are also cosmetically excellent appearing as if they were machined as one piece with the frame. You won’t find a better looking or functioning mag-well on the range.
Grip Safety and Mainspring Housing
The grip safety and mainspring housing are the components that have the greatest contact with the shooters hand.A “World Class” gun must provide the shooter’s hand a world class grip.Your hand should mate up with the gun like a custom fit driving glove.To achieve this union, the grip safety must be fit to near zero tolerance.The upper portion of the grip tang must be ground for the highest possible grip while maintaining a natural symmetrical contour.The mainspring housing must be fit for absolutely zero movement vertically or horizontally. The frame from top to bottom should meld with the contour of the grip safety and mainspring housing as if they were made in one piece.BCA guns deliver the best fit to your hand achievable so you and the gun can function as one.