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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Wade-19, Jul 21, 2009.


  1. bac1023

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    That Fusion thread a few weeks back went to hell.

    I think that's why everyone is being cautious here.
     

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    From what I can tell and for what that's worth, I think buying one of their kits is a good buy for a tinkerer like me. Their frames are either forged SS or forged CS now. I don't care who makes them for Fusion, I'm going to buy one unless a used Valor or CBOB pops up out of nowhere locally. I don't know if I would buy one of their pre built guns or have them make one for me though. The only thing I want them to install for me is the plunger tube, pre fit the sights and extractor. The rest is up to me.
     

  3. bac1023

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    Its going to be sheer luck if a CBOB or Valor pop up used anytime soon. I don't think I've ever seen a used model of either on display anywhere. I never saw a new Valor either. I haven't seen a new CBOB in a long time. They just aren't around.

    The staked on plunger tube and extractor are certainly wise to let someone do, in my opinion.
     
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    I don't feel confident in my abilities to fit a barrel, plunger tube or ejector yet. I would hate to spend that money just to ruin it, I agree.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I believe many of their kits have the plunger and ejector already installed. I'll have to check.

    What specs are you looking to go with?

    Commander, full size, longslide?

    I don't think he does any bull barrel setups, but you probably don't want that anyway.
     
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    Fusion will sell you a short block as complete as you want. A plunger tube staking tool is around $40.00. If you don't plan on installing a bunch of them, probably best to have them do it. Same with the ejector. Most folk need a few tries to learn how to do either operation well.

    I like Fusion, both as a parts supplier and as a complete pistol. Yes, a Fusion pistol is not a $5,000 custom build. But, you aren't paying $5,000. I suggest that they are slightly functionally superior to a comparable Springfield or Kimber, the fit and finish is a notch above a consumer model, you get a Series 70 ignition system and the folks there are a pleasure to work with.

    A great value for the money.
     
  7. custom2

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    They most certainly do offer those items pre installed on their kits. But, if you opt to buy all the pieces for the frame separately, they will install them for a nominal fee along the lines of 20 dollars each.

    To answer your question about what I want to buy in terms of size, I really haven't decided yet. I better hurry up though. I started my Kimber build up as a blue print as to what I wanted to achieve with my Fusion build. Now that I think of it more, I kind of miss having a Commander sized gun. I don't know if I will go with a bobbed frame because having a magwell extension is an important feature to me but I also love the look of a bobbed frame. Having a bull barrel isn't that important to me. I did like the way it tooked on my old CDP but I prefer function over form anyway.

    So, all I can say is :dunno:
     
  8. bac1023

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    True. I like both bull barrels and bushing setups. Bull barrels have a tighter lockup, generally speaking, because there is only the one tolerance point, whereas a bushing setup has two.




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  9. HAIL CAESAR

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    My new one is still a month and a half out.
     
  10. custom2

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    Thanks for that tid bit of info on bull barrels. I was unaware. I'm so very torn about getting a Commander VS a 5 incher. Maybe I will let fate decide (flip a coin).
     
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    I always felt a magwell went better with a full size model, but my Fusion is obviously a commander that has one.
     
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    I just talked with Bob Serva again via email. They have had one of my guns for refinishing for a couple of months (it was supposed to be done in a few weeks but things must have picked up there). It hasn't been a big deal b/c I have been in the middle of a move and haven't been able to follow up on it but I am looking forward to getting it back and being able to contribute some to these Fusion threads.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Cool.

    My Pistol Dynamics has been in finishing phase for nearly three months now. :sigh:
     
  14. army.matt

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    any advice for a guy getting ready to start his first build up. Dont tell me to just buy one cause Im doing it to gain experience and cause I live a somewhat boring life. Tools needed to complete installation of frame parts and slide parts? Thanks for any advice.
     
  15. BOGE

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    Just buy one. :supergrin:


    Seriously, there are some neophytes that can watch a video and then build a 1911. That would be about three people in the USA total. :whistling:
    The tools are expensive, the work is precise and requires much patience. I would recommend getting the Kunhausen 1911 book first & then watching a video or two. Better yet if you have a local 'smith that knows 1911´s and will let you watch.

    I say this as I have known many people who started out to do this and either gave up or f&%$%# up the work so bad that it was pathetic.

    It ain´t as easy as it looks. :wavey:
     
  16. army.matt

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    Thanks for the advice. I stoped by the gun store and talked to the gunsmith for a couple of hours and he was pretty informative. He even let me know of a gunsmith school near by. Its about an hour or so away.