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Progress Pics of my MEU SOC clone

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JTLIII, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. JTLIII

    JTLIII

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    Well, I decided from the start that I wanted to build a MEU SOC clone with my 1911. Now of course, it is not built by the Marine Gunsmiths, nor is it really to spec, but it's a clone afterall.

    I started off with the standard GI RIA 1911
    then added:
    -1 piece guiderod
    -Surefire 310r
    -Commander style Hammer
    -Ambi Thumb safety

    I still need to find better grips and a beavertail grip safety. I have on the way, a Ed Brown Bushing, and a Wilson trigger.

    Here are the pics:
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    Here is the gun I based mine off of:

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  2. RedsoxFan4Lyfe

    RedsoxFan4Lyfe

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    That is looking real sweet man! Great job so far!

    I would love to do one like that at some point.
     

  3. itsgottabeapit

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    Is that an RIA slide lock? You're going to need a mainspring housing with a lanyard loop next. And a Wilson magazine and hex grip screws. Good start.
     
  4. bac1023

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    Getting there. Looks good so far.
     
  6. S. Kelly

    S. Kelly

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    I'm doing the same thing to my Norinco-I need sites and ambi-safety and I'll be done.
     
  7. JTLIII

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    It is the Surefire slide lock. The wilson mags will be here soon enough as will the new mainspring housing.

    It's a great pistol to shoot.
     
  8. itsgottabeapit

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    for the grips I think I'd get the VZ tactical diamonds or look on ebay for some Kimber Desert Warrior style grips.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I'd try to find an OLD set of Strider GunGrips,.....either way, I dig it! :thumbsup:
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Good work. Worthy project.
     
  13. JTLIII

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    Thanks for the kind words. I didn't start out with the highest quality gun, but I wanted to fit all the parts myself and I didn't want to **** up a $2K gun.
     
  14. hatidua

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    Do the MEU SOC pistols have a FLGR? -or was that simply something you wanted?
     
  15. MBG20

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    sell me that surefire right now!!!!! nice gun btw...
     
  16. JTLIII

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    I wanted it. Not sure if they have them. I might remove it, we'll see.


    Not gonna happen, I'm actually trying to find another :|
     
  17. MBG20

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    well if you find a couple some where lemme kno...
     
  18. willowofwisp

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    where did u find the surefire 310r?
     
  19. JTLIII

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    A guy on here sold it to me. I'm very lucky
     
  20. chuckman

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    MEU(SOC) 1911s do not have a FLGR. Standard plug and spring.