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I don't think the sti grips will be compatible, the frame was completely designed by us (obviously its a 1911 frame so we didn't re-invent it, but you all know what we mean lol) so we designed the grips to go with it. And as for aluminum grips, they may come down the road, but for now we are going with a polymer grip
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How do these compare in quality and variants to the KT ordnance KT1911 Frames?


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Sorry, didn't mean to imply STI frames will be compatible. but I can't imaging it'd be that much different. Was just showing an example of polymer/metal frame combination.
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I don't think the sti grips will be compatible, the frame was completely designed by us (obviously its a 1911 frame so we didn't re-invent it, but you all know what we mean lol) so we designed the grips to go with it. And as for aluminum grips, they may come down the road, but for now we are going with a polymer grip
what, Its not STI-compatible? I thought it was an STI-clone.

what are your grips going to cost, and are they going to be avaialble at the same time as the frames are released?
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A set of grips come with the frame
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A set of grips come with the frame
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probably a dumb question but, can these be made into 9mm frames?
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probably a dumb question but, can these be made into 9mm frames?
Yes. I don't think the feedramp is cut on these, and you can use a ramped barrel, too.
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69 to 86 frames on the group buy so far, along with 13 jigs. We'll keep everyone updated on progress...
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is the gb capped at $100?

Are there any more details on this paperweight? They don't give out too much info. Id like to see how the polymer grips mate with the frame. And how much frame is underneath all that polymer.
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More details coming - stay tuned.

Also spoke with the awesome people at TM - We will be having to wait several months longer for a 1911 80% frame from TM. According to Nathan, it's a function of machining availability time for the prototyping. That may change, but for now...no TM 1911 anytime soon.
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New news posted on group buy thread re: timing, pricing, compatibility, delivery, etc.
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Also spoke with the awesome people at TM - We will be having to wait several months longer for a 1911 80% frame from TM. According to Nathan, it's a function of machining availability time for the prototyping. That may change, but for now...no TM 1911 anytime soon.
sounds like TMs will be out sooner?
3-6 months for Rudious
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Im in for 1 or 2 of these for sure.
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I posted this in the group buy thread but it should probably be mentioned here as well:

If the mold for the polymer lower isnt set in stone yet they should add some checkering on the grip strap. Or even do a checkered and non checkered version.
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I posted this in the group buy thread but it should probably be mentioned here as well:

If the mold for the polymer lower isnt set in stone yet they should add some checkering on the grip strap. Or even do a checkered and non checkered version.
There will be checkering on the grip. The images that are shown are off the CAD program being used to produce it and it won't show the checkering.
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There will be checkering on the grip. The images that are shown are off the CAD program being used to produce it and it won't show the checkering.
Sounds good, and thanks for the clarification (in both threads).
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We know a lot of people are waiting on actual pics of the prototype and they are coming very soon. Only reason we haven't put any up yet is we are working with the machinist and finishing up the jig and double, triple, quadruple checking tolerances both before and after the jig is coated to make sure when we start shipping that everything is perfect. I'm sure that some are getting impatient with what seems might be a lack attention to providing what we need to give everyone, but we are just ensuring that everything is 100%
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We know a lot of people are waiting on actual pics of the prototype and they are coming very soon. Only reason we haven't put any up yet is we are working with the machinist and finishing up the jig and double, triple, quadruple checking tolerances both before and after the jig is coated to make sure when we start shipping that everything is perfect. I'm sure that some are getting impatient with what seems might be a lack attention to providing what we need to give everyone, but we are just ensuring that everything is 100%
We don't need gnat's-*** tolerances to see a few pix... Seriously, the lack of anything beyond CAD renderings is making a lot of folks hesitant to commit to the buy.
If a prototype exists, post pix of it ASAP please.
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AR-Tuma, how about doing a full length railed dust cover? Also what about a double stack grip/magwell?
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Alex you should post that in the group buy a couple threads down
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I have Alex but fyi I don't always check this thread. Please PM me or Glbtrottr if you want in or yes, use the other thread http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=571983
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No pictures still?

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We don't need gnat's-*** tolerances to see a few pix... Seriously, the lack of anything beyond CAD renderings is making a lot of folks hesitant to commit to the buy.
If a prototype exists, post pix of it ASAP please.
exactly.

I see a thread inquiring about interest in the frames, then interest in a group buy, then all of a sudden they are collecting funds for the GB, but the info on the exact configuration of the frames hasn't been published.

compatible with 2011 grips?
single-stack or double-stack? I think they said single-stack.
amount/type of checkering on the grips?
exact configuration of the forward rail?
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As stated in the GB thread for these the real pics are due out on or about 1 June.
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Im interested in getting one, but Im affraid I will be PCSin before they come out.
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As promised here are pics of the prototype. Finished and test fired today at Iron Sights here in Oceanside, and it functioned flawlessly. The grip is a printed grip and won't ship the way it appears in the pics. We would have shown it with the molded grip but anyone that is familiar with injection molding knows how long it takes to finish a mold and we didn't want to make everyone wait till that process is finished. And the slide is a SA slide as we won't have the Caspian slide in for another week and a half.

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As promised here are pics of the prototype. Finished and test fired today at Iron Sights here in Oceanside, and it functioned flawlessly. The grip is a printed grip and won't ship the way it appears in the pics. We would have shown it with the molded grip but anyone that is familiar with injection molding knows how long it takes to finish a mold and we didn't want to make everyone wait till that process is finished. And the slide is a SA slide as we won't have the Caspian slide in for another week and a half.

THANKS for the pics.

Can you give us more information on the expansion of the grip design in the future? I believe a metal version was hinted as a possibility. Will it look just like the polymer version? double stacked?

I'm not gonna lie, I'm not digging the ones shown here. But I would have no problem buying in knowing that there will be other options later on.
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I'm digging it. Will the final molded grips be black?
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Yes, the final grips from Ares Armor will be black.
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I'm gonna have to pull the trigger on this. it helps that I'm deployed since I have extra money and I wont be counting the days until I receive it
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I read that the grips will be black, how about the finish on the frame? What kind of finishes can be used considering the polymer grips? Melonite?
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I read that the grips will be black, how about the finish on the frame? What kind of finishes can be used considering the polymer grips? Melonite?
This is an 80%. It is not a firearm. I am assuming like other 1911 paper weights it will be in the raw. U can finish it how u see fit.
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I think I am uclear how the grips are attached. They are screwed to the frame, so they are totally seperate fro the steel frame?
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yes it looks as though they screw onto the frame. you can see on the prototype that there is a protruding rail along the bottom of the metal that probably helps take stress off the attachment points and stop the grips from rotating, aiding in a better mating of the 2 materials.
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