I agree with the above.
I was given a complete slide assembly, and thought I would build the rest. Well my frame, I was able to buy at wholesale and it is an STI forged frame, still cost $300 with shipping. The parts kit is a Wilson Combat stainless, it cost $350 with shipping and is still back ordered. I have contacted a gunsmith about coating the frame and fitting the slide to the frame, and thats going to be another $300. So I will be into this build at least $950, probably more, and it is going to take months before it is complete.
I would have been better off just buying a new one and selling the slide assembly I was given. But since I am so far into this now, I will trudge ahead and see how it turns out.
SGT U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, NC (2002-2006)
Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran (2004)
"Democracy is two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is the well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin.