From reading on here, it appears most people use Colts as base guns for a custom build, but is there any disadvantages to using a Springfield or Rock Island or Dan Wesson or Norinco as a base gun?
Interesting! I hadn’t thought about Kimber as a base gun. From the ones I see for sale on the used market, Kimber would be an expensive base kind of like DW.And then, there is Kimber . . . . .
I need to get my base gun to you quick then or move to a free state lolIf you already have a base gun or in a state with a roster list then I guess a base for a build is the best option.
Me personally ..I prefer to build from scratch... I start with high quality oversized parts .No curve balls or additional cost to the client and the biggest plus is consistency.. I plan to stop taking base guns at some point soon and just focus on building full BEC gats only.
I like Kimber as a base gun based upon my experience with them that being said it should be a gun you plan to keep. If you’re likely to sell it you’ll lose money on a Kimber build unfortunately just because of the rap they get/have.And then, there is Kimber . . . . .
If it was a 1967 model you might have some luck unfortunately the only way a Colt is legally shipped to an FFL in Kalifornia is if it’s a C&R
If it was a 1967 as @simonp said, he and I would probably be in a bidding war that would get it well over twice what you paid.