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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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No money savings, but yes it can be done.

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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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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).


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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.
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