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Old 06-02-2010, 10:48 PM   #41
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I have received my Brownells catalog. Now i will get a hold of one of the above named books and read a little. I hope to start putting something together by August.

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You know you might want to try a cast frame and slide first, as you said get comfy with the whole process and graduate to a forged assembly once you master the process...sounds like your serious about this. Good luck!

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:46 AM   #43
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You know you might want to try a cast frame and slide first, as you said get comfy with the whole process and graduate to a forged assembly once you master the process...sounds like your serious about this. Good luck!
Any reason a cast frame and slide would be better for the first shot?

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No...personally I'm a forged pistol person but as a first time entry level build, the cast option is considerably less money and will allow you to hone your skill and for all intent and purpose should work just fine. Once you feel confident, get the hard core parts and build away. If money is no object, hell have at it..you can also look at the prefit slide to frame option but you would deprive yourself of an opportunity... But I wish you luck, I do the same kinda stuff, jump in and try to build a rifle or pistol, I've had pretty good luck with it but without the proper tools, it's like taking a block of steel and a hand file and building a rifle...it can be done but it takes comittment...It's our way. Keep us posted.

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #45
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Ahha, I see. Yeah unfortunately money is most certainly an object. I think i may take your advice. For the first one i would rather spend less and learn more, when i think i can do it justice i will spring for high end parts. Also i considered pre-fit parts, but as you said I'd be missing out on some valuable practice and experience.

One of the bigger cost hurdles i am seeing right now is the specialized tools i will be needing.

All in all, i can't wait to get into this.

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Check out essex firearms. You could have a frame shipped to your FFL holder. Good Luck!

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