Stopped in early on my way to work and brought both pistols. He took me back to his shop and got started straight away. It was a pretty easy fix to re-stake the plunger tube on my Kimber. After he got it apart, the tube just came right off with no effort as both sides of it came loose. It took all of 2 minutes. Of course, since he has worked with 1911s for a long time, it was apart in 10 seconds and then back together just as fast, function tested and good to go. Sweet! I also brought my SA 1911 with me, as he said it wouldn't be a problem to work up an extended thumb safety. He did some trigger work on it with some new parts as the GI parts were just too spongy after years of use, so I upgraded with a Cylinder and Slide kit a while back that turned out to be just excellent. In all my excitement at that time, I should have requested the extended thumb safety but forgot to. The extended safety has more surface area to engage with, and makes it easier to engage and disengage (not that the part that was reinstalled to mate with the trigger parts was bad, but extended is easier for me to operate). So he started in on that one, taking everything out. He chuckled after he got the grips off and everything out, the plunger tube on that was loose too! I wish I could have stayed to watch him work on the new thumb safety, but unfortunately I had to be getting on to work. Picked them up in the afternoon. Everything checks out, new safety is excellent! I took them to Olympic Arms. They have a line of 1911 pistols, as well as their ARs. I have never shot one of their 1911s or ARs, but their pistolsmith did the work on my SA, and it has been excellence since. I also have a couple other friends that have had work done by him, and they have been satisfied as well. Anyone local in western WA near Nisqually or willing to travel, I can help with directions. PM me if needed.