Season's Greetings from Indiana!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SolidCustom, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. SolidCustom

    SolidCustom New Member

    Dec 4, 2018
    Salutations! I finally made an account, I have been looking at joining a 1911 forum for a while now, I generally stick to The reason being, I am finally starting a 1911 build project of my own. I only own one 1911, an Auto Ordnance model, but I have had experience shooting and handling many other makes and models. I am really looking forward to my first build, and I mainly decided to come here because I am going to be in search of certain types of parts which may or may not exist. I am also going to have questions about the build process, and parts selection in general. One main thing I have wondered about is whether to go with a Caspian frame and slide, or perhaps Fusion firearms? I appreciate any advice anyone has! Thanks.
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  2. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    Welcome from Alaska! There are many qualified folks here who can give you some guidance 20181022_134700.jpg . But I'm not one of them!
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  3. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  4. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Welcome to the forum....
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    We've been expecting you !!
  5. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    welcome to the forum from Nevada, we're glad you've joined us!
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  6. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Welcome from the sea

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  7. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    welcome to this show

    FWIW Fusion makes a heck of a 1911 (government series) for the price. stick to .445 acp though
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  8. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    Welcome from Coastal South Carolina!

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  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri!

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  10. Joseph Medugno

    Joseph Medugno Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2018
    Welcome from South Carolina.
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  11. Noel

    Noel Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2018
    Welcome from New Hampshire!

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  12. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Welcome from CT. Check out JEM frames and slides better then both mentioned
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  13. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Welcome from Birmingham, AL.
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  14. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    My only experience in “building” my own 1911 is a kit that I bought from Fusion, a Government GI. It is a 9mm and is picky on ammo that it likes. It runs flawlessly on 124gr Speer Gold Dots (Standard LE not +P) but isn’t reliable with any other load that I have tried including a few different handloads of mine that run in every other 9mm I own.

    I consider (trying to) to troubleshoot the FTE/FTF problem as part of my 1911 learning experience.

    I also have a stripped Fusion frame that I am collecting parts for that will be my first real build. I am planning on a .45ACP for that one... or maybe a .22LR conversion slide...

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    Oh, welcome to the forum from Kansas.
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  15. Addicted2gunz

    Addicted2gunz Undecided on whether or not I'm indecisive... Supporting Addict

    Jul 14, 2018

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