Looking to build a 1911

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Ultimate_sig, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I want to build a 1911 that will make me not wamt to shoot any other type. i know what enternal parts im hoing to use just havent decided on a slide and frame, looking for as full size with no rail. Any suggestions on what I should go with
     
  2. cfraga1978

    cfraga1978 New Member

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    Are you planing on fitting the slide to the frame yourself or have a gunsmith do it? I have heard most frames are over sized and must be fitted. I am just wondering because I have been thinking about building one myself.
     

  3. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Yea if not ill get a matching frame n slide
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I've built several :)
    Trust me- you'll be money ahead to just buy the one you want :rolleyes:
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I agree with Hoss.
    The special tools needed, the knowledge needed, the experience needed is not for the faint of heart.

    Although you won't save money, there is still the satisfaction of "I did it myself".

    Check the frame and slide combos at www.brownells.com as a starting point. For most, you could buy a complete pistol for the price.
     
  6. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Yea its the fact that I built it..or would