Recommendations for second build

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by paid4c4, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. paid4c4

    paid4c4 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 26, 2011
    I've almost completed my first build, just waiting for engraving and armor tuff. I'm think about a second build and I'd like to try something different than the WC frame/slide kit. Does anyone have any comments regarding: http://www.fusionfirearms.com/menu/1911_kits.htm#Hunter Tactical Elite
    Their kits looks nice and are priced within reason, has anybody built one? Any comments on their 10MM kits?
    Any other frame/slide kit recommendations?
    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. Jerry944t

    Jerry944t Member

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    Sep 16, 2011
    I built one of their kits in .45. I bought it with the frame, slide and barrel already fitted so the hard lifting was done. The quality of the parts was good in my opinion. My only problem is I don't like the barrel fitting. I didn't know enough at the time but the barrel can move downward with a thumb push. Not much but it's there. Accuracy is good though. Since it was my first build and it was Ion-Bonded I don't want to redo anything.

    I am presently working on a Wilson frame/slide kit. There is far more work to do on the Wilson and I think the frame and slide are a bit nicer. I don't like the front serrations but I don't hate them either. I fit my own Kart barrel and everything is much tighter and has less play than the Fusion build.

    With nothing against Fusion I would say building one of their kits would be a step backward if you've already done the Wilson. With the Fusion kit it's more of an assembly job, with some fitting of the smaller parts, instead of a real build.

    I hope that helps. personally I'd rather start with another Wilson if I were doing a third build although the 10mm might be a problem. You'd have to ask Wilson if it's feasible with their parts.

    BTW my avatar is my Fusion build.
     

  3. paid4c4

    paid4c4 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 26, 2011
    Jerry thanks for the quick response and information. I've been very happy with the Wilson frame/slide kit. The Wilson kit took some fitting, filing and sanding but I learned a lot and got a better fit IMHO. The Fusion kits are just an alternative to another WC kit. I'm also looking at the WC kit as sold by Brownell's which comes with a barrel and both sight cuts. I'm just looking for build options.
    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  4. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Look into a Remsport slide/frame set.
     
  5. paid4c4

    paid4c4 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 26, 2011
    From what I've seen of the Remsport sets I'd try one especially at the last price I saw listed. I'm going to call John tomorrow and see what he has available, thanks for the lead.
    Bill
     
  6. limbkiller

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    Aug 18, 2011
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    Sep 26, 2011

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