The 1911 Gods must be smiling on me. First I bought another Kimber this week, and now a long time friend of mine is giving me a complete Kimber slide. It is a sad story. He had a Kimber and put the .22 conversion kit on it and took his son to the range. They stopped for dinner on the way home, and while they were in the restraunt, someone broke into his car and stole several things, including his Kimber. It has been two years and the gun has never surfaced. So he is giving me his complete .45 slide. I do not know a lot about 1911's, I know more about AR's than 1911's, so my question is, speaking in AR terms, since he is giving a complete upper (slide), can I just put it on any lower (frame) on it and have it work properly? Does it have to be a Kimber frame, or would another frame work, and if so which frame do you all recomend? All I know right now is that it is a complete slide, with barrel, recoil spring, etc, and it is the 5 inch goverment length. I will pick it up today and see what model the Kimber was. Thanks for any help you guys can give me with this.