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Old June 13th, 2018, 11:10 PM #11
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It is not about cheap for me, I refuse to submit to the infringement of the hql, therefore this thread intriques me. I to want a 1911 and ywant to build it myself.
Thats it for me. And as with most guns you build you have some investment. I think a 1911 in anything other than steel is cheating and some of the videos I have seen with the big looks introducing.
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I would highly recommend an aluminum frame instead of steel. Especially for the first time. If you do steel, buy some extra cutters for the gig.
After doing a few 80% ARs, I'd like to try a 1911. Certainly for the first build, an aluminum frame makes a lot of sense. How's the long-term durability of the aluminum frame?

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Stealth arms frame Sarco parts kit
Ditto. I used the Stealth Arms frame/jig and a Sarco parts kit. Have shot numerous rounds through it without issue. Does have a stiff trigger pull that I want to change when time allows.

Not the cheapest option for a 1911, but if you are like me and refuse to get an HQL, there are not a lot of other options.
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It is not about cheap for me, I refuse to submit to the infringement of the hql, therefore this thread intriques me. I to want a 1911 and ywant to build it myself.
So many C&R 1911s out there. No HQL required for those.
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After doing a few 80% ARs, I'd like to try a 1911. Certainly for the first build, an aluminum frame makes a lot of sense. How's the long-term durability of the aluminum frame?

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They are not known for large volume shooting. That said, I did read a post of another forum a member who stated he had well over 10,000 rounds on an aluminum frame 1911without issue. They typically crack along the frame rails or the feedramps gets beat all to blazes.
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I’ve got a lot (possible too many, naw, who am I kidding) 1911s. I don’t have an 80%. I’d like one (several). True you can buy them cheaper but having one or more the gov doesn’t know about is priceless.
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Ive got a lot (possible too many, naw, who am I kidding) 1911s. I dont have an 80%. Id like one (several). True you can buy them cheaper but having one or more the gov doesnt know about is priceless.
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1911s are much more fun than ARs to build. Lots of filing, small parts fitting/polishing.
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They are not known for large volume shooting. That said, I did read a post of another forum a member who stated he had well over 10,000 rounds on an aluminum frame 1911without issue. They typically crack along the frame rails or the feedramps gets beat all to blazes.
I wonder how much life is lost from the frame being aluminum and expanding during sustained firing and the slide being steel and not expanding as much?
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I wonder how much life is lost from the frame being aluminum and expanding during sustained firing and the slide being steel and not expanding as much?
Don't forget about the beating the frame takes. .45 has a stout recoil. That said, Kimber uses aluminum frames in some of their guns and report no appreciable wear at 20,000 rounds.
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