building a 1911 from ground up

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by sltxdm11, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. sltxdm11

    sltxdm11 New Member

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    Ok guys I was wondering if you can build one buy ordering a frame and slide and ect off line
     
  2. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    Short answer is yes
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    No money savings, but yes it can be done.
     
  4. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

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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.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    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).


    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. :eek: