I appreciate the discussion about high end 45s...Wilson, Brown, Colt Gold Cup.
I am at the other end of the spectrum....really broke.!!!
I have noticed there are 1911 parts kits out there for about $200...Can I get a frame for $200 or less? Then with some sweat equity, maybe I could build myself a real Colt 1911 for about $400 or less?..??
Would appreciate comments from those with more experience then mine. I have never built a gun from parts, but have a proclivity to taking things apart and putting them back together. I am retired, so only have SS income, I sold off all my power tools when we lost our house ( boo hoo)....but have an electric drill motor and my dremel tools, maybe two hundred hand tools, clamps, drills, files etc.....
I like the idea of an all steell gun with 4" barrel or more. I am a big guy and had a Colt 45 but sold it years ago ( long story REAL BOO HOO!!)...I had a S & W Model 39 in 9mm and hated the way it twisted in my hand when I shot it( short barrel and alloy frame). Like I said I am a big guy and the Colt 45 and later a Ruger Blackhawk in 357 Magnum ( with Long barrel) were fun to shoot. I later sold the Model 39 as I had to sell all my guns( I had it apart for about two years, I put it together the night before the buyer came for it...I like autos cause you can take them apart...I was told never do that with a revolver).
I worked on aircraft and spacecraft for a total of 6 years so I guess I can say I am handy.
I have found parts kits but am having problems finding a 1911 STEEL frame. The plan is to buy the kit...then save the $$ for the frame. I still have a bunch of mags, once fired brass, and other small parts for the Colt, so this will reduce my costs
Thanks and Regards,