Mark E.- January 2021
I had been searching for a new Wilson Combat 1911 to add to my growing collection of pistols for over half a year. As luck would have it, I was searching several websites and forums and came across several mentions of 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC and the Owner, Adam Fendrich. Some quick validation and it almost seemed to good to be true. This company exists to have custom 1911’s built for their clients. So, I called Adam (at 11PM EST on a Monday night) and actually spoke with Adam. A true Texan and 1911 enthusiast, I was impressed from the very first moment. Most sales guys or gun folks just want to start talking and tell you what they have - Adam did the exact opposite. He actually asked me about my background and what I wanted in a custom pistol. He said he could have exactly what I want built in a much faster timeframe than what I expected and that I would enjoy the process as well. He was right!
I cannot begin to say how impressed I am with this company and how they operate. 1911 CS has a bunch of Supergrade models in stock and even more that are non-SG’s. Adam had no interest in selling me something out of his inventory. I have never been asked so many questions about what I wanted to use the pistol for, what my preferences were, my sight setup, the weight of the pistol…amazing. Adam’s interest was in making sure I got exactly what I wanted. No compromises on anything.
Adam knows 1911’s and especially Wilson Combat guns through and through. You would think he works for Wilson Combat to tell you the truth and not his own custom pistol company. Attention to the detail on the smallest specs I did not know could be changed with my build specifications. I have seen lots of pictures of the pistols that Adam/1911 Custom Solution’s,LLC. has had done for previous clients and I have no doubt mine will be equally as good (if not better). Not to boast....
I cannot express my many thanks to Adam and his company for taking the amount of time to answer all of my many questions and show me so many different pictures. The customer service is just unreal. I wish all companies and their employees were as friendly and knowledgable as this young man. I will be receiving my Supergrade in a few months and have no doubt it will be a masterpiece.
Adam knows every little detail on these pistols and what options are best depending on how I want to use the pistol.....he explained every one in unbelievable detail and relevance. If you are looking for a 1911 pistol to be built just the way you want it, get in touch with Adam Fendrich, Owner of 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC……he will make it happen and you will truly enjoy the process. KUDOS!!!! A+++!!!! Service and Knowledge on another level. He doesn’t just have them built and sell them……he uses them! I’m a client for life!!!! THANK YOU, SIR!
Ross L. - Pennsylvania October 2020
Adam, I picked up my XTAC at my dealer this afternoon and I must say it is above and beyond my expectations!!!!!!!! Its a true work of art !!!!!!! I am very pleased with it !!! I must say thank you again for all your help with making sure I knew everything about this gun before I bought it. I want you to know that when I am ready for my next Wilson, and there will be another !! I will get in touch with you. Your knowledge of custom 1911’s is invaluable.
I have alot of friends that shoot 1911s and I will pass your name and number off to them. I am taking it to the range Saturday morning to try it out I will let you know how it goes.
Thanks again, RL
Bob S. - Dallas, TXMarch 2020
I just bought my second Wilson Combat 1911 from 1911 Custom Solution’s in Houston, TX. While I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted in a new gun, I was referred to Adam from a friend who had purchased a Wilson Combat Ultralight Professional from him and he was so overwhelmed at how great the experience was that he implored me to call Adam (Fendrich) at 1911 Custom Solution’s if I was thinking about getting another Wilson Combat. Well, all I can say is my friend was right, after reading the pages and pages of testimonials I made the best decision ever by buying from 1911 Custom Solution’s.
I spent almost 2 hours on the phone with Adam on my initial call and WOW was I impressed. Not only does Adam know custom 1911’s backwards and forwards.......he was actually really, honestly concerned with ME purchasing the RIGHT gun for its use. Self-protection and home defense. He told me upfront that he was not interested in selling any gun out of inventory to me that wasn’t right for my use. Since I do business in Houston he suggested that I come by the private showroom he has in Houston. 2 weeks later during my business I met Adam at 1911 Custom Solution’s showroom (this place is UNREAL) and we spent 2 hours basically fitting a custom 1911 to my hands and the sights that work best with my eyes. I’ve never been to a shop where you get fitted for a gun. The knowledge, customer service and Texas hospitality were great! I honestly had a great time and a lot of fun picking up my new custom Wilson Combat XTAC Commander .45. The inventory selection alone that 1911 Custom Solution’s has is breathtaking. Making a decision with dozens of the nicest custom 1911’s money can buy right in front of you can be a bit daunting but Adam knows what he is doing and he had me try several before finding the perfect 1911. Overall, 10/10 experience!. I highly recommend this company and the Owner. Adam, I can’t thank you enough for your time and experience and making my purchase so much fun. I’ll be back to get my son’s college graduation gift! Support small family owned companies like this one in Houston, TX, it is a huge asset to the firearms industry!!!! Stay safe out there!
I cannot speak highly enough of 1911 Custom Solution’s. I have owned several Wilson Combat pistols and other high end 1911’s. While looking for a Tactical Supergrade model I searched the Internet forums, groups and pictures to find who might specialize in these pistols. I wanted to work with an Elite Dealer since I wanted to customize my pistol very extensively. After searching for several days, I noticed the same name kept coming up in my searches......Adam Fendrich, the Owner of 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC (and Elite Wilson Combat Dealer In Houston, TX). One look at the website and noticing that this company not only specializes in Supergrade pistols built by Wilson Combat but that is their primary business. One call to Adam and I know I had found the most unique high end 1911 shop I have ever come across. Adam knows these pistols inside and out and helped me design (in my opinion) one of the finest Tactical Supergrade 1911’s that has ever been done.
The specifications on my Supergrade are almost 4 pages long. Adam worked with me for several hours, one on one, to help me have this gun spec’d out commissioned. Normally, this should take well over a year to be built.......1911 Custom Solution’s had it delivered in my hands in just about 5 1/2 months from start to completion/delivery. Simply amazing customer service and next level experience! I’m a customer for life and highly recommend 1911 Custom Solution’s as the best place in the USA around to have a full custom Wilson Combat pistol built. On top of it all, Adam Fendrich, the Owner, has a phenomenal background in tactical pistol and rifle shooting combined with some incredibly useful medical skills. His background and training in tactical shooting are very unique and he gave me a free 2 hour lesson to help me improve my skills with a handgun. Give Adam Fendrich a call and tell him Richard referred you. I guarantee that you have never seen this level of service or commitment by a gun dealer to make everything perfect, enjoyable and even entertaining. Kudos Adam & 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC. You are what every gun dealer should aspire to achieve in terms of knowledge, support and next level customer service. I love my Tactical Supergrade and will pass it on to my son someday. Thanks so much!!!!!
Brian J. Birmingham, AL March 2020
I normally don’t give company or personal testimonial’s but this here company deserves one! Times are difficult at the moment and the country is going through some unrest that I have never experienced in my lifetime. I was in need of a sturdy, well-built pump shotgun since my old one just needed to be retired. No semi-auto for me......I wanted something that can almost never mechanically fail. Well, after some quick research I found Wilson Combat Scatterguns and a few moments after that I started to learn about a company in Texas called 1911 Custom Solution’s in Houston that is run by a guy who knows guns and does people right. So, I called and spoke with the Owner, Adam Fendrich. Man, this guy knows guns, ballistics, sights, ammunition........so I ordered a custom Wilson Combat Shotgun from him. Initially, he told me it would be about 2-8 weeks but to expect it sooner. Well, to my great surprise.....no less than 2 1/2 weeks later he calls me to tell me he is shipping my brand new shotgun to my FFL Dealer. A custom shotgun built and delivered in 2 1/2 weeks?? Are you kidding? If you know jack #&$&$ about custom guns you know that’s hard to do but Adam promised me a gun and he over delivered in both time and exceeded my expectations of what a WC Remington 870 pump gun should be. My new shotgun is a true piece of art and the action is super smooth! Many thanks Adam & 1911 Custom Solution’s for taking care of me and helping me out.......keep doing what you do! 10/10++++!
The Nighthawk Falcon 5” .45 you sold me is the finest, most beautiful and most accurate 1911 that I have now. And I have all of the usual suspects. If it were possible to describe a 1911 as a tack driver, this would surely be the one. I just put 300 rounds or so through it at the range, 185 JHP and 230FMJ and +P, no problems whatsoever, utterly flawless and at every distance out to 25 yards. I cannot say enough about the gun.
Nor would I be short of words about the delightful experience which accompanied the purchase. It was a pleasure to have made your acquaintance and I see that your knowledge and experience suit like hand and glove the elegance of these beautiful hand crafted weapons. I'm pretty sure I'll be back. I wouldn't be content to settle for less. Thanks.
During the summer of 2018 I decided a wanted a Wilson Combat Supergrade. I spent several weeks visiting gun shops in my area and many hours on the internet. I even met with some Wilson Combat representatives and decided on just how I wanted my Supergrade configured as it was important to me to have something special passed on to my son. I decided to order one and contacted Wilson Combat directly and they told me it would take more than 2 years to build. Of course I was disappointed. As I continued my online searching, I came across 1911 Custom Solutions, LLC. and they had the exact gun I wanted. Needless to say, I was shocked and cancelled my order with Wilson Combat. I spoke with Adam Fendrich, the Owner at 1911 Custom Solutions about the gun I wanted. Adam spent several hours with me on the phone to discuss the gun I wanted and suggested various options that I had not considered. After a few conversations with Adam and several hours figuring out exactly what I wanted, I purchased a Wilson Combat .45 1911 Supergrade from Adam and his company 1911 Custom Solutions. The gun was immediately shipped to me and I had it 2 days later.
If it was not for Adam and the courtesy and time he extended to me to make sure I was happy in getting exactly what I deserved, I would have settled for an expensive gun off of the shelf. Instead, he listened to me and Kindly suggested options and a configuration I never thought of. If anyone out there is considering a Wilson, I strongly recommend contacting Adam and throughly discussing with him your needs.
I am now starting to consider my 4th Supergrade from Adam as I am a fan for life! Thank you Adam!
I purchased a Wilson Combat Bill Wilson Carry Pistol II from Adam at 1911 Custom Solutions recently. To elaborate, I had been looking for a 1911 EDC gun to replace my old Colt. Like most folks I suspect, I went online and shopped and did as much research as I could since I wanted the best Compact 1911 pistol that money could get me without going up to a Compact Supergrade. I spent almost a year looking at different pistols and along the way the same company and name kept coming up and being recommended to me. 1911 Custom Solutions. Call Adam Fendrich the Owner, and he will help you out. Well, in this case the internet and all of the information I found was right. I spent at least 8 months talking with Adam about what model might be best for me. Just by looking at their website you can see that if you are looking for a Wilson Combat 1911 that you are in the right place!
I have never experienced a Gun Dealer whose Owner will spend as much time as needed to answer all of the questions I had, compare all the different models, and even explain options that were available to me I did not know about. This place is truly (imo) how a gun company should be run. They specialize in the 1911 and I have never come across anyone more knowledgeable and friendly. Adam’s background in shooting, training others, and his personal interest in selling me the right gun and not just any gun made all the difference in the world. Adam would not simply sell me a gun out of inventory to make a sale....he waited a year until I was comfortable with my purchase decision and then he made it happen with such ease! I cannot thank Adam and 1911 Custom Solutions enough. Just an outstanding, one of a kind company and experience! I’m a new life long customer. If you are in the market for a new Wilson Combat - I strongly recommend working with 1911 Custom Solutions and the Owner, Adam Fendrich. They will do whatever it takes to make sure you get exactly what you want and need. Thanks for all of your help Adam, I will be back!
The day it arrived we both went to Keystone Shooting Range and were very pleased with the performance of the firearm. To place ten rounds within a three (3)inch radius on first loading was unreal ! Quite frankly, the pistol is a masterpiece. I am sure you have heard this before but Rodney is treating the item as if it were an heirloom.
Thanks again for your expert handling of this matter. I chose to purchase a custom 1911 from your company based on your vast inventory and frankly all of the incredible testimonials and word of mouth in the 1911 community about how you do business. Honesty and integrity are tough to find in the online gun marketplace and you have it in spades. Couple that with your knowledge of the 1911 platform and reputation for exceeding expectations and you and your business are doing it right and make the experience a pleasant one! Kudos Adam!
Gary T Zimmerman
Drake McKinney, September 29, 2018
I just picked up my third custom Wilson Combat 1911 that Adam at 1911 Custom Solutions, LLC. helped me build. I am continually impresssed by this specialty companies ability to do things that no one else does or even has the capability to do. I’ve been to 1911 Custom Solutions professional showroom several times and it is almost impossible to leave without spending all of my money. Their collection of custom 1911 pistols is second to none. Have you ever been to a gun store that has a dozen full custom Supergrades in stock? Even more, the Owner, Adam Fendrich, is one of the most knowledgeable guys regarding the 1911 platform I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. He lives up to exactly what he says he will do and exceeded my expectations every time and in all respects. When I purchase another 1911 this is THE only place to go! Just talk with Adam and if he doesn’t already have what you are looking for he will spend as much time as you need to have your ultimate dream pistol built. My latest pistol is a custom Tactical Supergrade. Not only did he have the gun Kitted within 24 hours but he had the gun in my hands in less than 6 months!! Simply incredible service on a whole new level. Adam was trained professionally by Texas Dept. of Public Safety State Troopers in his 20’s and learned from the Swat team on how to shoot in real world conditions. So, no sales guy who just wants to just sell you some gun......he is fully invested in getting you the absolute best pistol based on your needs. I am continually impressed by this old school specialty gun store that does what they do. I cannot thank Adam and his company, 1911 Custom Solutions enough. This company just does it right! No cut corners and honest to God perfection. I will be back for another pistol. He basically fitted me for my pistol like a tailor would when you buy a suit! Absolutely perfect!
Thanks again Adam and much continued success to you.
Anthony Yourey, August 18, 2018
Hi Adam I just picked up my custom designed edc x9 and all I can say is WOW! I am extremely satisfied with my choice and want to thank you for helping me through the whole process, from kitting to delivery - - you and your company, 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC. are top notch! You delivered on your word and made everything effortless. I'm actually thinking of getting rid of my stable of firearms and restocking with WC only. Thanks again and keep up your great work. You'll be hearing from me again.
Stephan J. Strasser August 14, 2018
The process of ordering the Wilson Combat EDC X9 was a straight forward and easy process. Adam provided excellent customer service and walked me through the process of ordering the gun and help me with the specifications that I wanted and what would look good and what did not make any sense. Additionally, using 1911 Custom Solutions I was able to have my full custom designed EDC X9 Kitted and built in less than 8 weeks! Adam kept in constant contact with me with even the smallest updates and did exactly what he said he would do. No doubt this company is one of Wilson Combat’s Top Elite Dealer’s. I recommend Adam / 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC. without any hesitation!
It was a pleasure to work with Adam.
Keith Pederson March 26, 2018
Adam Fendrich thank you. My wait time was cut in half for my wilson combat EDC X9. Went shooting with my son this past weekend. Amazing gun. What I really liked was how you would take any amount of time to talk on the phone. And explaining everything i needed to know. Every detail on my x9 was as I asked. The x9 is amazing. Customer support is awesome. I never once stressed about our business transaction. Really quite smooth. The next time I will use 1911 Custom Solution’s! Happy customer! I think my son might claim this x9 . Thx Adam and 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC!
Mark G. June 7, 2018
I have been shopping around for several different models of Wilson Combat pistols for the past several months. After I was referred to Adam, the Owner of 1911 Custom Solution’s in Houston, TX I did some quick research and made a few calls to see for myself if all of the great things were true. I finally called and spoke with Adam. WOW! I have never had quite a buying experience like this. Nothing but a real pleasure. Not only was Adam superbly knowledgeable about all of the products and options, but he was truly interested in helping me find the right pistol to meet my requirements. 1911 Custom Solution’s has a huge inventory and he never suggested anything that did not meet my requirements. After much discussion, Adam spent quite a bit of time helping me build a custom Ultralight Carry Professional .45 just the way I wanted it. What really impressed me is Adam’s ability to follow up and deliver exactly what he says he will do. I never even had to call him to check the status of my build - he called me twice to let me know how things were progressing. My gun was Kitted the next day after I put down a deposit and it arrived in only 5 months after it was Kitted! Simply amazing customer service and Adam saved me several months compared to every other Wilson Dealer and even Wilson Combat Direct. I had no wait time! Small family owned companies like 1911 Custom Solution’s are the real gems of the Firearms’s industry and the entire experience was beyond exceptional. I can’t thank Adam and 1911 Custom Solution’s enough. If you are looking for a 1911 this is THE place to get it from. I’ll be back for a Supergrade soon - thanks Adam!
Steven K. February 4, 2018
I have been wanting another Wilson Combat for about a year or so. I could not quite decide on what model I wanted so I decided to do the usual scrolling over the Wilson website. After looking online for just a few minutes, I kept reading great things about a Company (1911 Custom Solution’s) in Texas that specializes in custom 1911’s. After some brief due diligence, I read all of these great things about the Owner, Adam of 1911 Custom Solution’s, LLC. I spoke with him for over an hour on 3 different occasions about what I was looking for. He helped me build my 1911 to my specifications and even now suggested a few I didn’t know existed. Their website alone has inventory that no one else even has! He didn’t try to sell me something that didn’t fit what I didn’t exactly want - he had it built for me. No wait time to kit! 24 hours after Specifications were agreed on he had Wilson Combat kit my custom 1911!
Not only was Adam incredibly patient, but I have yet to come across someone who is so interested in what I want to use my 1911 for, how I want it to look and feel.....Adam even spent an hour going over my preferred sight picture and set up! His knowledge is unreal and his attention to the smallest detail is what makes this company so special. His background with Texas DPS and formal training is quite intriguing. He loves to shoot pistols, he loves having them built for clients like me and is a great guy to deal with. The best part.....he cut my time to get my gun built by almost 2/3 the normal time had I used any other Dealer or even WC direct! Every expectation I had was exceeded! Great service, great company and exceeded all of my expectations. I won’t use any other company to buy or build me another Wilson 1911. Like Adam say’s.....”it’s all he does”. 10 our of 10. Small full custom shops like this are so rare these days. This place is the perfect place to go when you want a 1911 built the way you want it done. I will be back for another! Thanks Adam. Simple perfection.
Aaron Lerberg September 1, 2016
I just bought a Les Baer Thunder Ranch from Adam. Really appreciated the customer service. I placed my order and called me to confirm the order was correct, let me know how it would be sent out, and did all the calling to my FFL to get his number. This is the kind of service I appreciate when I buy a gun at this price point. Thank you Adam.
Glynn Spencer January 17, 2018
For a couple of years I’ve been kicking around the idea of buying a Wilson Combat Supergrade. I already have a couple of WC 1911’s and one of their rifles, so I’m quite familiar with the manufacturer. I finally decided to pull the trigger (pun intended) in May of 2017. After researching the process of buying a custom Supergrade through both Wilson Combat and my LGS (a WC dealer), I knew I was looking at an approximate 4-year process.
Luckily, I asked around a couple of Wilson Combat Facebook pages and was contacted by Adam at 1911 Custom Solutions. Adam took the time and effort to fully explain the details of the ordering process. Adam had an opportunity available to initiate a build immediately. Not to mention, I wanted two Supergrades custom built (for my wife and I).
Adam secured the specific kitting slots and we had the orders in place within a week. At that time, the estimated build was 12-18 months due to the custom engraving I ordered. Throughout the time of the builds, Adam kept in contact with updates.
Of course it was a great surprise when Adam called in January 2018 with the news that BOTH of the builds were complete and ready to ship! So a 4-year process was condensed into a few months (May 2017-January 2018). Both 1911s were shipped to my FFL as soon as Adam had received them from Wilson Combat and inspected the builds.
The handguns are superb. My wife was ecstatic which, of course, was good for me as well! I’d definitely recommend 1911 Custom Solutions to anyone interested in the products they carry and I plan on being a repeat customer. Thank you Adam!