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Old 10-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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Ok, so I built my own AR, and plan to build my wife one soon, but I have seen a few 1911 frames floating around at the gun shows here and there, and started thinking about building one. I am aware that it will ne more expensive, I just like to build things. Any ideas on where I might go to get a modest priced frame? Also, are there any vids that anyone could suggest that might help with the build?

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Ok, so I built my own AR, and plan to build my wife one soon, but I have seen a few 1911 frames floating around at the gun shows here and there, and started thinking about building one. I am aware that it will ne more expensive, I just like to build things. Any ideas on where I might go to get a modest priced frame? Also, are there any vids that anyone could suggest that might help with the build?
I see frames for sale on Gun Broker.

You can but every piece needed to build a 1911 from Brownells, don't have a clue how much it would cost. Brownells also has lots of gunsmithing videos you can watch for free.
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Check out Fusion Firearms. Bob Serva used to be president of Dan Wesson before CZ got involved.

http://www.fusionfirearms.com/

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This gets brought up a lot. If you want to "build" a 1911 and have no Gunsmithing experience, odds are that you'll end up with a bunch of money into a gun that will look half-assed and maybe not even shoot accurately.

1911s are in NO WAY similar to ARs when it comes to building. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to 1911 parts. I highly advise against this.

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This gets brought up a lot. If you want to "build" a 1911 and have no Gunsmithing experience, odds are that you'll end up with a bunch of money into a gun that will look half-assed and maybe not even shoot accurately.

1911s are in NO WAY similar to ARs when it comes to building. There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to 1911 parts. I highly advise against this.
Wat he said- 1911 building is NOT a hobby ----Trust me, i've dun a few
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i agree with Olympus on this subject. can it be done at home? yes. should it be done at home? depends an many different varibles. how much experiance do you have with the 1911 platform? do you possess the skills required to build one? do you own or have access to the tools and equipment to build a 1911?

several times i have thought about building my own 1911 from scratch, and have looked at it, weighed the pro's and con's, and have decided that by the time i bought all the parts, all the tools required to build one, i could have bought a couple of very nice, ready to shoot 1911's, without the hassle.

not trying to discourage you or talk you out of doing it, just pointing out the realities of building a 1911 pistol from scratch. as Olympus pointed out, the 1911 isn't like the AR, everything has to be fitted to operated as designed. there is a reason the the custom builders command the price they do for hand built 1911's. because they are hand built by people who have much experience in building them.

maybe a better option would be to look around at the gun shows, pawn shops or gun auctions and find a beater and build and customize it to your liking. or maybe look at the RIA or American Classic or the others and customize it to what suits you.

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