GUN Anyone ever built their own 1911?

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  1. GTslow88

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  2. TL1000RSquid

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    I'd rather just buy one then build one for $400 out of no name brand parts.

    And thats a 60% frame its needs milling done to it before you can build on it.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    1911s are not guns you just slap together. I don't care who tells you different.
     
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    I wish I had the milling equipment, I would love to have a project. But at the $700 they quote in the paragraph, if you are only doing one it isn't worth it. If you need the mill for other things too, it would be a good purchase possibly.
     
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    Check out the caspian forums at the 1911 forum if you're thinking about it.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Well first of all that frame is going to require a lot more work than say a normal AR build, list of milling left to do grooves to cut and the like. Plus that says its a 60% frame then goes on to talk about 80% frames. Plus many 1911 parts even GI parts for GI gun take a little filing and smithing to fit properly.

    So that's 400 for a no name gun that you have to do so decent precision machining on. Might be a nice frame for someone who is a decent gunsmith or a mechanically inclined criminal (no background check and no serial number)

    I've personally completely torn down and reassembled both my 1911s and if you gave me a pile of 1911 parts I could assemble them in no time (unless I spend like 30 with sears that do not want to cooperate.

    A RIA 1911 cost ~330, which is less than that kit, so you are paying more to build it yourself, whereas an AR build people at least claim to save money. Plus something like a RIA 1911 or another brand that is GI you can get "performance parts" for just about anything other than the frame from places like wilson combat.
     
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    I could do that as I have access to a machine shop. But it seems like too much work. :mamoru:
     
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    Are there special gun smithing mill machines or do most gunsmiths just use a normal mill?
     
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    No.

    Gunsmiths and machinists use the same shit.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Hm, this guy decided to build a 1911 from parts, and it seems to have been quite the experience for him...
    http://how-i-did-it.org/1911-project/

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    Sounds like fun! Sign me up!
     
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    Personally if I'm going to be in agony I'll go pay some hot chick in leather to
    step on my nuts. :dunno:
     
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    That was a REALLY long read, but I enjoyed it.
     
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    and that little ditty was done with a complete frame not a 60% or even an 80% frame.
     
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    Does not seem worth it unless you are both experianced and plan to build several more
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    it does seem like a fun little project to do though it you have the time and patience and want the rewards of you labor, but to do it save money or as quick and easy project . . . not really worth it. Just depends on what you value.
     
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    I agree if you are looking for a hobby of building the guns :bigthumb:
     
  17. GTslow88

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    well aint that a bitch then.
     
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    ::rofl: This guy is funny. :bowdown:
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I've been convinced never to try to build one on my own.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    If I lived somewhere with bad weather in the winter I'd probably get into something like that to keep from going insane. But I don't, so I'll pass.
     
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    Don't have to worry about getting shot by the dog :dunno:
     

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