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Help me build my next 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Lew-G17, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Lew-G17

    Lew-G17

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    I am considering building, or having someone build my next 1911 pistol. I really like the CCO (officer's frame with a commander slide) style of pistol for carry use. I am committed to it being either 9mm or most likely 38 super for the caliber. I am also wanting it to be as light as possible. I am particularly interested in finish suggestions, I prefer black, but would like something that provides excellent corrosion resistance and some level of lubricity if possible.

    Here is what I have so far, what are your suggestions or ideas.

    Lew's CCO Pistol

    Caliber:
    38 Super or
    9mm or both

    Frame:
    Light weight Officer
    30 LPI checkering front strap (or ???)
    Magwell
    High relief under trigger guard
    Short solid trigger
    Carry melt

    Slide:
    Match grade barrel
    Novak low profile adjustable black rear
    Tritium front (dovetail)
    Commander (4 or 4.25”)
    Rear grip serration only
    Carry melt
    Bushing and standard guide rod

    Finish:
    Low or medium gloss black with lubricating properties
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    are you looking to have it built or is this a project for you?
     

  3. Lew-G17

    Lew-G17

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    I have given some thought to building it myself, but most likely I will have this built. I have a local smith in mind, but nothing committed at this point. Do you have a suggestion?
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    not sure.

    you are pretty limited to a 4.25 barrel since you want a bushing barrel. 4" barrels are bull.

    for the frame, you can start with a Wilson frame. i can't think of anyone else that sells an alloy "CCO" frame.
    http://shopwilsoncombat.com/Compact-Frame-Aluminum-30-LPI-Checkered/productinfo/440LWC/

    for the slide, you might be able to get a 9mm/38S Compact slide and barrels from Wilson as well, they are not listed on their sight though.

    the rest of the parts are easy to get.
     
  5. Lew-G17

    Lew-G17

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    Like that frame, thanks!

    Has anyone done a build using any parts from Fusion?
     
  6. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    Very nice setup. Get me one too. I'll pay you back. :whistling:
     
  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    nope, but to save you some time from dealing with Fusion (which seems like a gamble) their frames are from either Remsport, or STI.

    you could also contact Remsport to see if they have an alloy CCO sized frame.
     
  8. Lew-G17

    Lew-G17

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    Cool, I'll check Remsport as well
     
  9. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    here's Remsport's Info:

    John
    413-579-1994
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  10. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

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    John is a cool guy. If he doesn't have what you want, he will steer you in the right direction.
     
  11. Greyhoundman

    Greyhoundman

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    +1 I am almost finished with my remsport no bob commander, also just talked to him about another project.
     
  12. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    If this is a do it yourself then Wilson and C&S in my opinion have outstanding quality parts. I'm sure you can also find a 1911 pistol smith somewhere in your neighborhood that can help.
     
  13. Hokie1911

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    :needspics: