Best Frame?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Powderhorn, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Powderhorn

    Powderhorn New Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    I'm done fiddling about with AKMs. I've had my fill of demilled kits. Time to move on.

    I've been considering building a 1911. Can anyone steer me in the direction of a good frame? I'm thinking about a no-frills mil-spec for a first one. Any advice or links would be most appreciated!
  2. Doc1911

    Doc1911 New Member

    Jun 29, 2009
    Personally, I would go with Caspian :)

  3. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    As in anything else you get what you pay for. And there is a point of diminishing returns for the investment made.

    I suggest looking through the Brownells catalog (they have a 1911 specific catgalog!) then contacting their TECH people and get a recommendation from them. Their TECH people are typically gunsmiths who know which of their products are the best choice.

  4. mrkirker

    mrkirker New Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    I've a .45 acp on Caspian frame and slide (with rails). Been very happy with it.
  5. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    "no frills" mil spec. i'd go with caspian or check out the frames sold by sarco. priced right and the one and olnly one i've seen seemed ok.
  6. Powderhorn

    Powderhorn New Member

    Apr 26, 2009
    Thanks, guys. Caspian it is then. ;)
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