– Bill and Tim Thompson are wonderful. I have had them do everything from basic refinishing work to full blown custom open class custom pistols. Having been a gun enthusius all my life, I’ve seen a lot of different gunsmiths work. I’ve never been dissapointed in anything Bill and Tim have done. I’ve seen the most beautiful custom 1911 ever come from BILL’S CUSTOM AUTOMATICS. Some gunsmiths are great machineist, but not shooters. Bill and Tim are both master craftsmen and experienced shooters, which allows them to understand the problems that can arrise out in the field and on the competitive range. I own 10 custom pistols built by either Bill or Tim. Some are used in defense of my person and property and others for USPSA/IPSC practical pistol competition. I would put one of my pistols from BILL’S CUSTOM AUTOMATICS up against anybody in the world. I wouldn’t even consider having anybody else build anything for me. Their products work.Lee Wall, USPSA MASTER--Limited 10/Limited/Single Stack PRESIDENT--RIVERSBEND SPORT SHOOTERS ASSN.