Building a 2011 - Parts Suggestions?

I enjoyed the process of Build No. 1 so much that I’m going to build another. But this time I think I’d like a 2011 instead of the 1911.

Almost everything about the 2011 is the same as the 1911 except, obviously, for the grip related stuff.

I’m looking at a Cheely Custom frame and an Extreme Shooters small DVC STI grip. Has anyone paired those?

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Did you find one?

Grips are short supply right now, low cost anyhow

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Yes. Shooters Connection has them.

Maybe I had better order one soon?

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I like Valkyrie Dynamics stuff and Wilson Combat. Those are my go to for parts.

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Do those folks make 2011 parts?

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My only experience with a 2011 was with a cheap plastic STI (I think?) Grip. I didn’t like it at all.

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I’m afraid I won’t like a plastic grip either. Metal ones are very expensive. Maybe I’d be better off with a Government 9mm on an 80% frame. :face_with_monocle:

Would you consider going back and replacing the plastic with metal?

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I’d stick with the 2011 they are well worth the build,

but get a grip,

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Especially the interstellar metals

Only $10.00 for shipping :grin:

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2011 not 1911

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It’s the best I could do…not many meteorite options out there for the 2011 yet. :wink:

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I abandoned that 2011 build altogether.
But, if I were build another, I would go for a metal grip. Aluminum or steel. Limited 10 has made a titanium one too, but that is even more expensive.

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After researching price points on certain parts I’m not sure I want to build one of these anymore
I don’t want a Sti grip
And any aluminum grip is well over the 400 dollar range
Some closer to 900
That’s just insane

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I’m stuck at the same place. Steel grips are not cheap!

I still think I will do it one day…

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Just buy a Remington r1 double stack.

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I’d rather build than buy
And I’m not a fan of 80 series guns

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Agreed

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Well, I am in the land of 10 rounds. For me it is even less of a decision not to build a double stack. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Nope. As others have said, building is much more rewarding.

I just have to figure out what to build that can run in USPSA CO…

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