Originally Posted by WannaBeVagabomd
Just curious. Maybe a few years from now I'll build my own.
there are tons of books on the 1911. Brownell's and MidwayUSA both carry an extensive line-up of books on the 1911.
if planning on building a 1911, then plan on acquireing a lot of specialized tools to do so. and from a personal opinion, unless you intend on doing several. it's not cost effective to build a 1911 from the ground up. building a 1911 from scratch is nothing like putting together an AR. lots of fitting and making parts work to make a properly fuctioning and safe pistol.