GUN are there handgun "kits"?

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  1. sonicyouth

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    the PPK thread I posted earlier made me think of an old gun my old man built years back. Wondering if handgun kits exist....or would that be a form 1? even if so, are they sold?
     
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    kinda like AK 47 kits, I mean
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Not so much a kit per say, but

    say you pick up a frame like this

    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=1791&title=1911 AUTO FRAME

    they you can pick up pieces from here

    http://www.brownells.com/categories.aspx?c=4815

    and build you own weapon, there probably will be a bit more fitting of parts, I know when working on my 1911 many parts required minor fitting to function perfectly and to my liking.

    You used to be able to buy 60-80% 1911 frames (without a FFL or 4473), then a few cuts later you have a frame, a few press fittings some parts some fitting of those parts, some foul language and some blood later you have a gun.
     
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    fusion firearms sells a 1911 kit.
     
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    not anymore?
     
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    is this something that would be worth doing? I mean for the enjoyment of doing it. Probably will end up costing just as much as buying something comparable....or no?
     
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    meh, still $700
     
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    there were some legal hangups, they we allowing customers to uses their machines (or at least this is how I understand it) and the ATF was saying it was not a 60-80 percent frame. As the owner of a hunk of metal you can turn it into a firearm, but I guess only you can do it.

    I do not know if they are available again or not, I haven't looked into that route in a while, every once in a while I get the urge to build a 1911 with absolutely no markings on it, just because I can.
     
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    you can always pick up a completed 1911 by Rock Island Armory for less than 400 (at least I think you can still these days, I got mine 2 years ago for 330 + tax + transfer) then you have a functional gun as a base and you can fits parts one at a time to your liking and try them out. I've gone this route with my RIA 1911, changing out a fair number of parts, but the damn parts cost more than the gun :rofl:
     
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    If your location means "orange county, ca" then I'm pretty sure you're still limited to the "list"
     
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    nope. it doesn't
     
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    MastaCow I love cup.

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    wheres the jealous smiley
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    came in here to post that you could do a Fusion 1911

    but that's really it
     
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    This is really cool.

    If you had the tools and aptitude, I would say get on that.

    I would like to do something like that but don't have the resources.
     
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    What's to stop one from just picking and choosing parts, and having a frame like from Caspian delivered to the local FFL?
     
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    Do you mean with regard to CA laws or in general? I don't know the CA restrictions but in general nothing other than tooling/time/function. At the least though you'd probably want to order one with a slide pre-fit to the frame. By the time it is all done with and you have all the tools you need to finish the job and all the work done you'll still probably just wish you bought one.
     

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