80% kit

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by Mnbowler, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    has anyone built a 80% kit on 1911 addicts?

    I’d like to build a 9mm 4.25 barrel Commander, I’m thinking about a kit for 1911 builder
     
  2. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    Tagging the tread as I’m strongly considering an 80% build too. I’m leaning towards an inexpensive kit ($625) from Urban Survival Arms that also includes the decking and rail cutting jigs for my first go around learning build, then following it with a higher end kit from 1911 Builders for a second.
     

  3. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    Apr 7, 2019
    I have thought about that, but i have a mill and plan to decking and Reilly’s cutting on it so i only need a jig to hold it in the mill vice

    1911 builders has a mill jig which is part of why I’m looking at there kits
    I have not found any other mill jigs out there
     
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  4. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    I plan on doing it sooner then latter so ill try to post about it as i go
     
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  5. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! I’ll be following your posts. As I don’t have a mill, I’m gonna go ahead with the plan I mentioned above and do it “the old fashioned way” and dream of the day I can figure out how to get a mini mill without upsetting my marital bliss....;)
     
  6. Glanoril

    Glanoril Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Also following this one. A project like this is something I've been wanting to do for years.
     
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  7. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    Sound good I’ll c
    Keep both oh you up to date!!!
     
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  8. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    Good deal.

    BTW, Welcome to the addiction forum!You might want to also post in the New Member Introductions area since your profile indicates you just joined today.
     
  9. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    Apr 7, 2019
    Thank you! I’m still finding my way around on addiction forum
    I posted a pic of my 2 most used guns (Kimber custom II and sig extrem) and i have not taken pics other 2 yet ( Kimber team Mach and ultra II sapphire) there my pretty guns ( so Shiny ) lol

    I’ll look in to it more thank you!
     
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  10. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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  11. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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  12. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    4397A6EC-4E29-4CDE-9E30-70015FBA084E.jpeg 63A167EE-3496-43F6-AFA2-F96B5CC5E1DF.jpeg 2FFBEC9B-C7A8-4996-99B5-04DE7ED1D35F.jpeg I pulled the trigger on this kit Sunday. Not a shiny stainless kit, but should be great for a learning project. Included all gun parts, a magazine and the two jigs for decking and rail cutting. The jigs alone retail for a bit over $300, so I figure I can’t go wrong with all the parts for a basic shooter at about $325. Anxiously awaiting arrival :D
     
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  13. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    Apr 7, 2019
    Not bad at all

    I know the Waiting is the hardest part
     
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  14. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    So I got some to time the other night and I started my project

    1st I made sure my advice was perfectly straight which was a bit of a long task being my last project I removed it and had to start out from scratch

    And then I want to work on the frame
    For the milling jig new Measure from you the hole for the slide stop to the top of the deck on your goal is to be between .348 and .343
     
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  15. Mnbowler

    Mnbowler Member

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    I found the calipers you had to wiggle them back-and-forth up-and-down left and right finding the smallest number to make sure you got your measurement correct it took some finesse to get a correct reading

    So I try my multi anvil micrometer with the pin anvil which dropped right in the hole and was much easier to get exact read

    Once I had my numbers and did my math I have found I had to remove 18 thousands
    Then it was time to go in the jig
    Then it was time to go in the jig

    Then measure from the top of the jig to the top of the frame deck so you know what you’re starting height is
     
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  16. Mnbowler

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  17. ZoidMeister

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  18. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

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  19. TexasPatriot59

    TexasPatriot59 Well-Known Member

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    Bitcoin???
     
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  20. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    A bit of Cash. :)
     
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