I am a new user and live in Washington state. I am interested in 1911 Builds. I started watching @mosinvirus videos which gave me initial inspiration to do some upgrading of my fathers Colt government model that he gave me. I took a 6lb factory trigger and got it down to 3.25lbs which I’m pretty happy with. I added a beavertail grip safety and an extended thumb safety and extended magazine release. I am currently working on my 1st full build a commander in all stainless with a scheumann ultimatch barrel in 45 acp with a reverse plug. I bought Caspian frame race ready recon and Caspian slide. I am using mostly Wilson combat small parts for much of the build. I will post some pics once I can get them transferred to the computer. I am looking forward to the build and hope to do a 10mm next or a double stack . Thanks to all. I am sure I will need lots of advice.
awesome barrels. The ultimatch is their basic bull barrel. They have some very nice ported barrels. @mosinvirus his build 8 used one and was quite cool. Would be nice to hear how much it tamed the recoil.
Sounds like a adventitious build for a first time builder
My small advice is make sure your tooling is place before you start it’s very important
More important than having parts in my opinion
If you have questions feel free to ask
Look at some of the 1911 build threads
They have lots of info in them
Agreed. I am very meticulous by nature. I have probably purchased more tools than necessary but prefer to have more than I need and do the job right. Have ready both of Kuhnhausen’s vol I and II on the Colt 45 automatic and have watched most of @Mosinvirus videos. Ive already done trigger job, beavertail fitting, new thumb safety fitting, hammer and sear work before. The barrel fitting is what I believe will probably be the biggest challenge and look forward to it. I appreciate the advice and I am sure will have lots of questions as I go.
Welcome @pc1911 Your build sounds great, I’m sure you’ll love it!!!
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Welcome again, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. Visit our gunsmithing section and post progress updates if you don’t mind. We all love to see the creation process.
Welcome to Full30, glad to have you here and hope to see your finished product. Sounds awesome!
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Greetings @pc1911 I lived near Olympia for a number of years, but I now live back home in Michigan. Welcome to the forum!
Hey thank you so much
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