Hello - just joined, and sharing my 80% build

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Limey55, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Limey55

    Limey55 New Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Hello all,

    I recently retired and had to decide on a retirement present. I thought of building a carbon bicycle, or a custom pistol. It seemed the best way to go was the coolest choice, so the custom pistol won! After a lot of research I bought a 1911 Builders 80% Commander kit, a Matrix Precision jig and decking/drilling jig, and set to work. I'm sharing some photos of the completed pistol. It was a fantastic learning experience. A gunsmith acquaintance did some final tweaking that I never would have thought about, and the results are very satisfying. 110 rounds so far with zero malfunctions. This was my first pistol build, and I'm pretty new to guns. Feedback is really appreciated. I'm already considering another build and leaning towards a 6" long slide. Thanks in advance for comments and suggestions.

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  2. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Welcome and that's a sweet build to be sure!:thumbs: Who made the grips?
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  3. Limey55

    Limey55 New Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Thanks. There was a bit more fitting required than I thought there would be (aside from the rails). One of the hardest parts were the grips. The tolerances are tight, and it's easy to make bad mistakes. It took me three sets of grips to make some I thought were good enough.
  4. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Nice looking pistola Sir! :)
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  5. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I don't have any advice, but welcome to the forum.

    FYI, your avatar is nearly identical to @Guy Montag's avatar. Just saying...
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  6. Limey55

    Limey55 New Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Yes. Dr. Strangelove. Mad but kind of impressive at the same time.
  7. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    I edited my comment (apparently at the same time you quoted it) to clarify my point, which was that your avatar is nearly identical to that of another active member.

    It's no skin off my back, but I thought you would want to know.

    Either way, good to have you here.
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  8. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your retirement and a swell gun, glad you joined us!
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  9. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Funny, 'cause I thought I recognized that avatar but, wasn't sure!:roflmaro: Now I know why!!
  10. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    Very nice!
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  11. removed

    removed Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2015
    Welcome from Spring Hill, TN! Nice lookin' pistola!
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  12. ZArugby

    ZArugby Kickin back a little Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2016
    Welcome from Tampa, FL. Are you a Limey or is that just a random name?
    Sweet pistol though, I can't imagine you just jumped in and built a 1911 without any sort of technical or machining background... really impressive.
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  13. Guy Montag

    Guy Montag Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2014
    Find another avatar, and welcome to the forum.;)
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  14. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    Nice job! Welcome to the show.
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  15. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  16. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2019
    Welcome from Illinois
  17. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  18. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Nicely done.
    Welcome from the coast of South Carolina

  19. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Hey, how'd ya get my mugshot?!:eek:
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  20. Limey55

    Limey55 New Member

    Jan 31, 2019

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