building a 1911

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  1. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    I am building my first custom 1911. I own many and love the platform so it is time for me to go and do it the right way :cool:

    I have chosen the Caspian slide and a LesBaer frame. As far as the barrel, recoilspring, and guide rod I am going with a kit from clark custom guns. So my question is what else would be suggested to make this a top shelf piece??
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Fred Kart produces an excellent NM barrel. Money well spent. A BoMar adj rear sight will come in handy if you are going for accuracy.
    Make sure all the internals are fitted correctly and it should be a real tack driver. :)

    Keep us posted on your progress.
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Have you mated the slide and frame yet?

    I have an article you need to read. Its an article on building NM pistols for competition and alot of the processes and procedures are explained within. Ill email you the pdf files, whats your email addy?

    Building 1911s is fun and rewarding. I cant wait to do another!
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    A tight frame / slide fit increases accuracy by 2%. And that's with everything else perfectly fitted.
  5. dragman

    dragman New Member

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    I haven't bought the slide or frame yet just have them sitting in the internet shopping carts waiting. hahaha

    Email is:
    dragman1145@windstream.net
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    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Mated frame / slides can be purchased from Les Baer, STI and a few others but they aren't cheap. :eek:

    But, it sort of takes some of the fun out of your build.
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Chek your email drag...:)
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    I just bought a slide from STI for a rebuild on a colt frame. Its top notch. Also Ive been getting barrels from 2 places and both have proved to be top notch. Clark and Wilson Combat. EGW makes some of the nicest sears I've seen along with their bushing.
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    i might have a spare barrel drag. Could save you some money... Its a wilson, no bushing, no link. will need to be fitted
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