In a market flooded by inferior 1911 Auto parts, John Nowlin Sr. established himself as one of the top manufacturers of quality barrels, parts and tools for the 1911 Auto. Success was attributed to his passion to design and build "the best" 1911 Auto parts available. During this time John and his family were shooting competively and he wanted to gain the competitive edge, which they soon did. It wasn't long before top shooters began seeking John's knowledge and products in order to place them in the winning circle. He also became an honored member of the American Pistolsmith's Guild and served as a mentor to many well-known names in the shooting industry.True to the early success and tradition, we use the latest technologies and and other cutting-edge methods. Materials purchased are to highest industry standards and heat treating is meticulously certified. There is no substitute for inspection and all parts are carefully gauged for proper fit and function.