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  1. Rifles & Shotguns
    Can anyone please provide any recommendations for currently available AR build kits. I'm looking for both rifle and pistol that include everything but the lowers. Thanks in advance for any help....
  2. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Well, I just don't see myself getting around to building another 1911 so I have for sale a couple 80% tools, and misc. Items. Matrix rail cutter & decking jug with hardened drill guides used once, worked awesome. $225 for both.sold Unused EGW long ejector part #10000 $20 Used Kart barrel...
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Ive taken up building a 1911 on my spare time. I purchased an 80% frame and fit it to a colt slide. I went with 38 super because I wanted to have something different from what i already have. ive made it all the way as far as to fitting the barrel to the slide. I ran into an issue when I put on...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello Am I allowed to order a steel frame and build a 1911 from Stealth? Says will ship to home address. Not a serialized part etc Brownells ships serialized framea Must go through FFL What is correct procedure Remember, I am in Nj and there are lot of extras here what u can (can’t) do. Brian David
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I don't know why these things bother me so much? Maybe it's the fact that there are so many good options for frames and slides to purchase that have a known quality? Maybe it's the availability of decent base pistols that don't cost more than what you would pay for just a frame slide and a...
  6. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    New 80% Stealth Arms tactical aluminum frame cut for Clark\Para barrels. $150 ftf\$10 shipped
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I recently put together this 80% frame that is a Para Ord p10 clone and went together fairly well, but upon further inspection found that the hammer that would cock properly by hand would not when racking the slide. I took it a part and found that the hammer is hitting the beavertail grip...
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Finally got my para ord p10 80% completed. Did have a few challenges, but works rather nicely now dry firing. Time to head to the range and send some lead down range.
  9. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have just completed the frame cutting on my ultra compact 1911 compact and wondered and wanted to know exactly how far back does the slide go back on the frame. I am in the process of lapping the slide and it just occurred to me to ask.
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I finally put together my 1st 80% 1911 from a very nice Stealth Arms aluminum tactical government frame but didn't like the Stealth Arms slide cutter and went with Matrix Phantom Jig instead using .117 cutters as I wanted this to be as tight as possible. The Stealth Arms seam to cut much larger...
  11. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Doing a build for fun! Using all leftover scrap parts , a $20 raw casting I overcut the rails on this summer , and a $60 llama 9mm Commander length slide that came with a bunch of parts. And to make this thread fun, Please post your cheapest build, the Bubba' ier the better. Rattle can...
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello everyone, I have a brand new Ares Armor Rudius 80% 1911 frame with the Enhanced Jig and all necessary tooling. None of the items have ever been used. I bought this for a project and decided to go a different direction. This would make a great Frame for a Tactical 1911 build. I'm...
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello. Been lurking reading the forum for a while. I have decided to build my first 1911 via an 80% build from 1911 Builders. A small investment to learn, have some fun, and take pride in building something I can use. My question is when do I apply bluing or polish the SS? Is it after I...
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