Finally got this build finished. I’ve built a few 9mm 1911s before but this is my first .45 ACP build. Right place at the right time allowed me to get this serialized frame (California), then I bought all other parts to finish the build. All stainless other than the Kart barrel. Function test target was at 7 yards only. So far 100 rounds down and no hiccup yet. Will shoot some more to see if any problems pop up but I don’t see any unusual rubs or other warning signs. First Kart barrel and I’m a believer. This gun is a combination of Harrison Design, EGW, Kart, Challis, Novak and Wilson Combat parts. Thanks for viewing!
I’ve been following yours, as well as others’ builds on the other thread. Very nice indeed, and brings back memories of 2016 when I started my first build under Igor’s guidance. Next up should be my 2011 build and I’ve got most parts ready to go.
Having a mill certainly makes the projects much more fun! I took classes locally on mill operation some years back but because I lack space in the garage, I could not get one. Was even looking to get a PM one which I believe you have. I lucked out and have a few more 100% frames to build on which is like gold in California, so I’m going to go slow and enjoy them.