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    Default Dreaming of a 1911

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    never even considered building one, i took my issue 1911 completely apart once, back there under the back strap and grip safety live teeeeensy parts, like inner ear bones. i got it back together and it functioned but i learned my lesson.

    if you build one please provide pix as you go along

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    As with anything building one is one thing. Building one correctly is another. I've been apprenticing under a master gunsmith that only works on 1911s and SW revos for 7 months. We see a lot of 1911s that have been "built" that need a lot of fitting still to be built right. Just FYI


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    I spent $ to solve recurring dream. Wanted a Kimber, Wilson, etc. Bought the Rock Island Tac series with Mepro Night sites and a rail. $650.00 before taxes.

    It shoots flawlessly and needs nothing. I would do without the rail as it is too long.

    http://armscor.com/firearms/tac-series/

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    Quote Originally Posted by champco View Post
    I spent $ to solve recurring dream. Wanted a Kimber, Wilson, etc. Bought the Rock Island Tac series with Mepro Night sites and a rail. $650.00 before taxes.

    It shoots flawlessly and needs nothing. I would do without the rail as it is too long.

    http://armscor.com/firearms/tac-series/
    i like to build too, please keep us up to date with pix, you might inspire some folks

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    are you going to do an 80% frame? not overly complicated, but does have to be done right.
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    If you reload, turn a flat based bullet around and seat it backwards in the case with apx .170 of the full dia part of the bullet left outside the case. Chamber it. If it chambers you have a SPCII. If not start seating the bullet deeper. If the full diameter part of the bullets ends up apx .070 out it is a SAAMI chamber.

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    Could just buy one. Have someone tweak it when possible.

    Range Officer I added Harrison carry sights to. Nothing fancy but loads of fun to shoot. Also feels great riding in my IWB when I wanna carry big


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    Picked up a RO myself a couple months ago off of the local Armslist. Been wanting 1911 in the past year. Too good of a deal, with some tasteful mods, couldn't pass it up! Tack driver as well.



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    This started life as an RO, mmm FCS!


    Did a bevel package on it, and recessed the slide pin


    Hand cut checkering, deluxe blend of the mag well, undercut the trigger guard


    Matched rear of slide to the sights.

    All internals replaced with cylinder and slide components and hand fitted for a precise 2.5# trigger.


    Finished it off with a classic hot bluing job.



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