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Commander build.......

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by faawrenchbndr, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I've decided to build a Commander.
    Thinking of using a fitted WC frame/slide. Only drawback would be the FCS.
    Could always have them milled off. Thinking carbon steel frame with bobtail.
    Carbon steel slide, polished slide flats, matte blasted rounds on slide & entire frame.
    I have been thinking of either a pinned grip safety or something like Novak's Answer.

    Thoughts? Opinions?
     
  2. Mr. Gekko

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    Interesting.

    Could you get a Commander slide/frame from Remsport without FCS?
     


  3. lsbbigdog

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    +1 . Call John and see what he has. I'm sure he can put something together for you and also fit the slide & frame.
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I'm a bit behind the power curve with Remsport. Will need to do a bit of research.
    I do want to avoid Caspian.
     
  5. Hokie1911

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    This. Get what you want from the getgo so you don't have to worry about doing ______ later because you got the one that had ______.
     
  6. Z28ricer

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    Wilson compact instead ?

    No fcs, wouldnt require bobtail.

    $850-880 for the kit which includes quite a bit...
     
  7. lsbbigdog

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    Last few Caspian builds I did I had a few issues with them. I had to wait an additional 6 weeks for a new slide. Even though nothing to do with me the customer wasn't to happy.

    I've used Remsport for a few of my recent builds. No issues other than one of the Novak rears sight cuts where off a bit. I had a replacement slide in a few days.

    Do a little searching and you will seem some common top semi custom builders they supply with 1911 parts.
     
  8. Z28ricer

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    Does remsport offer a forged alum officers frame ?
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Remsport DOES offer a Officer's frame.
    I'm a bit disappointed, it seems Remsport's raw frames are imported from Korea.
    Not sure I can accept that,........I do believe I will look into other frames.
     
  10. Quack

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    Not sure if you have a DW or Nighthawk, but if you do, that's where they get the frames/slides from
     
  11. Z28ricer

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    The "compact" wc kit includes :

    Fitted frame & slide
    Stainless barrel
    Barrel link & Pin
    Slide dovetailed for sights
    Grip safety
    Bulletproof slide stop


    For $850 - steel frame
    $880 - alloy frame

    I'm not sure on prices since remsport doesnt have a website, but when I was comparing stuff from fusion, and caspian, on a same stuff basis, the WC package seemed to be a pretty good deal.
     
  12. Quack

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    $400 for the frame/slide.
     
  13. Hokie1911

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    Korean junk. :rofl:
     
  14. Z28ricer

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    :shocked:

    Is that before any common options, or, is that the only use it as a decoration model ?

    I was looking at caspian and with just regular common stuff the slide alone was around $335....
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  16. lsbbigdog

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    forgings come from Korea I believe . All machining work done at Remsport.
     
  17. Z28ricer

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    I think your list for usa made goes like this:

    STI
    Wilson

    I *believe* those two make their own frames.
     
  18. lsbbigdog

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    Last I talk to John he had some forged anodized officers & commander frames.
     
  19. lsbbigdog

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    Caspian also.
     
  20. Quack

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    that's for a checkered frame, serrated slide and sight cuts.
     
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