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Old 06-08-2016, 12:31 PM   #1
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1911 build for beginer?

What would be the best 1911 build kit for a beginner? I have never built a 1911 before but would love to have a project gun to work on and tinker with and be proud enough to say I built it on my own.
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Depends on how much you want to spend and what the expectations are. True to original or the more current production or modernized.
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I just want something that can be turned into a good target gun... It would not be for concealed carry
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You would need to order a frame separately. Would likely take some fitting since they manufacture a tad bigger and then hand fit.

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If looking for a "kit" meaning all parts needed you might check Stealth Arms or Fusion. I have no experience with either so do your research. Much depends on what you are capable of. It is not like buying a striped AR lower from nearly anytime and a kit from PSA and throwing together a rifle.

Otherwise a Caspian slide with prefit frame then select parts from various vendors. I will saw that nearly everything from EGW is very oversized requiring a lot of work. But they make great parts and they do this for a reason.
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Thanks for the advice guys. From looking at everything and doing a little more research these are above my skill level and looks like it would break the bank for me as well lol
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Thanks for the advice guys. From looking at everything and doing a little more research these are above my skill level and looks like it would break the bank for me as well lol
At one time I kicked around the idea of buying an inexpensive 1911 and stripping it down completely and putting it back together just to learn more about the internal mechanics and functions. I still might do it someday, it would be very interesting to find something like this with a series 80 and with the Swartz safety.
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There is a TISAS on Buds gun shop for $389 that I am most likely going to buy sometime in the future to tinker around with. I just have to buy the wife a shotgun first
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There is a 1911 build on Youtube, 6 or 7 long parts. You'll learn everything about 1911s and not to do a build. Expensive and if not done just right it will be a only a cheap 1911.
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Fair enough... I will just watch those videos
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