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Old 03-15-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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Ok guys I was wondering if you can build one buy ordering a frame and slide and ect off line
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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Short answer is yes
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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No money savings, but yes it can be done.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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Go to Wilson Combat or Brownells. They'll sell you a fitted slide and frame. Then you can jump into buying parts.
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Originally Posted by GunRunner View Post
Short answer is yes
Long answer is first based on your skill level.

Second is, a full understanding that the 1911 is a delicate balance of mechanics, science, experience and art (read: FM).

Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
No money savings, but yes it can be done.
If money is the reason for this build, forgetaboutit!

If self-gratification is your goal, you best not be an instant-gratification personality!

This is an often posted question with few successful follow-ups. And even fewer "I QUIT" or "Just gave up!" responses due to IMHO, the 5th Amendment.

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

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