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Caspian 10mm SS commander

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MXGoBig, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. MXGoBig

    MXGoBig

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    My Caspian 10mm build.
    Almost finished, just need to clean up the slide stop
    and thumb safety a little better. I was looking at a
    Fusion, but after reading about some of problems, I
    decided to build it myself instead!

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  2. Hokie1911

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    Great work, man. That looks really nice. :thumbsup:
     

  3. Z28ricer

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    Very nice, i'm on that fence also, fusion or build..wanting to build the same, but preferribly aluminum officers frame.

    Any pics of the build as you went along ?
     
  4. carguy2244

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    Very nice. Can you tell us the build specs and the cost of parts?
     
  5. Z28ricer

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    More than just buying something decent.

    :rofl:

    Sad, but true.

    The only way its a win, is if what you REALLY want isnt available.

    Or you know that you could have bought something quality for the $, and just felt like building one for your own amusement.
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Wow! Very sharp. And a 10mm to boot. :cool: Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  7. steve1911

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    Nice looking build.



    1911club@410
     
  8. 71Commander

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    I was going to go the same route.

    The frame with checkering and the plunger tube was close to 500. That's a stripped frame. No trigger group, hammer, MSH or grip safety.

    By the time it would have been finished, I could have bought a STI Ranger ll in 40 and had money left over to get a 10mm barrel and still have money left over.
     
  9. knedrgr

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    Looks great! Nice job.
     
  10. MXGoBig

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    I've got about $1300-$1400 in it.
    Specs:
    Caspian basic frame SS (they fitted to the slide & did the
    Tungsten Carbide treatment to the rails)
    Caspian commander slide SS
    Most of the small parts are Ed Brown or EGW
    Trigger is a Nighthawk
    Schuemann ramped barrel
    XS night sights
    Larry Davidson made the G10 grips

    Sure I could have gotten something really nice for that money,
    but I really enjoy building them... Now I just need to get out
    and shoot it!
     
  11. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    You got something really nice...
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Can't get any more satisfaction than building something yourself. Congratulations.
     
  13. knedrgr

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    The satisfaction of rolling your own out weights the equivalent cost of purchasing one from a manufacturer.
     
  14. okie

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    Beautiful job my friend:thumbsup:
     
  15. lsbbigdog

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  16. GeorgiaRedfish

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    Sweet man, how does it shoot?
     
  17. harrygunner

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    Good decision between the build alternatives you mentioned.

    Looks great and nice specs. I also have a Commander length 1911 in 10mm. If yours is anything like mine, you'll find that platform and caliber is a great combination. There's plenty of 10mm ammo out there that shoots with authority out of a 4.25" barrel.

    Looking forward to a range report.
     
  18. Z28ricer

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    Those grips are pretty impressive, compliment it well.
     
  19. CMG

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    Nicely done! :cool:
     
  20. 40 0'Glock

    40 0'Glock CZ / Colt fanboy

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    Looks awesome. And building one is much cooler than buying one! I'd be damn proud if I put that together.