Greetings from NC. Already built a 9mm 1911 and now will embark on a 2011 STI build. Got most of my parts ordered now need the correct rail cutting jig to complete the process. Went with the same RIA slide and barrel combination I used on my 1911 9mm build. I realized I must get a new cutting jig. What do you recommend. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks
Welcome from Central Maine, can’t offer you any advice on your build but there are a lot of smarter guys here that can. I just shoot 1911s I leave the building to the guys that know what they are doing.
welcome to the forum. Glad you joined us here. I personally use the Matrix Precision on my 1911 builds. But you might want to talk to @Mosinvirus He is kind of the 1911 guru here.
@Bimmerland, welcome to the forum and congratulations on building a 1911.
Are you cutting rails on a mill or manual jig?
Matrix Precision is the most versatile jig when it comes to frame materials and types, and models.
If you are talking about a simple fixture to hold the frame in a mill vise then i would recommend Limited 10 fixture.
Give it up, send it to me, all of it
Those builds make me
Welcome from KY.
@Mosinvirus is an expert 1911 builder. He is a valuable asset to this forum and he helped me on my 2011 build.
I have a 1911 jig. Can that be of use. If so what cutter would I need for a depth if .118. Thanks
Hello and welcome to the FULL30 forum
@Bimmerland, you should start a new Thread for your build in our Gunsmithing 80% builds section.
All of us, builders, are posting our builds over there.
Throw in some pics of your 9mm build if you don’t mind and your jig so that we know which one you have.
Welcome to Full 30 @Bimmerland , glad you have joined us!
Welcome to Full30!
Welcome to the forum, would like to watch this build come together.
@Bimmerland welcome to full30.
Bought the matrix 2011 jig. Waiting for a slide and a msh to arrive then I’ll begin the task. Mosinvirus does have all the tutorials I need. Thanks for all the help so far.
Can you do me a huge favor and measure the deck height from the top of the slide stop pin hole?