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Old 12-06-2006, 6:42 PM
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Well, here's a family shot of the three Kimbers.

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Can one buy a 1911 frame and build one legaly for yourself?
Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.
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Old 12-06-2006, 7:02 PM
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Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.
Please lists these vendors because myself and about 50 other people I can name and a few thousand I can't would love to know. We've been looking since the list went onto effect.
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Old 12-06-2006, 7:56 PM
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Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.
Please lists these vendors because myself and about 50 other people I can name and a few thousand I can't would love to know. We've been looking since the list went onto effect.
My information on the semi-finished M1911 receivers may be out of date. A few years back, there was a running report on building a handgun in this fashion, on this forum. The writeup on semi-finished Thompson receivers illustrates the general legal principles applicable to all firearms:
http://www.thompsonsmg.com/RECEIVER%20PAGE.htm
SVI sells finished M1911A1 frames and slides. Their 5" Infinity Traditional Target Pistol in .45 ACP is certified for sale in California through 7/23/2007.
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Old 12-06-2006, 8:11 PM
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My information on the semi-finished M1911 receivers may be out of date. A few years back, there was a running report on building a handgun in this fashion, on this forum. The writeup on semi-finished Thompson receivers illustrates the general legal principles applicable to all firearms:
http://www.thompsonsmg.com/RECEIVER%20PAGE.htm
SVI sells finished M1911A1 frames and slides. Their 5" Infinity Traditional Target Pistol in .45 ACP is certified for sale in California through 7/23/2007.

Trust me when I tell you that CA does not allow bare frames to be sold new in the state. The only way to legally get a frame is to find someone living here who has one and is willing to sell it. The SVI, STI, Caspian, Les Bear, Ed Brown, Para-Ordance, Wilson, RRA, Thompson, Entreprise Arms, and other's bare frames are forbotten in CA.

Your only option for a custom gun is but a mil-spec 1911 and go from there.

On a lighter note here's some SV's



and an STI I used to own


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A Caspain in 9mm from a frame I've had for years




A Springfield Operator that started as a mil-spec Operator. Now with Bomar, STI hammer and safeties, and S&A magwell.


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Old 12-06-2006, 9:03 PM
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Trust me when I tell you that CA does not allow bare frames to be sold new in the state.
Not meaning to cast doubt on your testimony, I note that the DOJ seems to engage in creative misreading of relevant statutes.
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On a lighter note here's some SV's

How do you like your SVI guns? I am undecided between them and another pre-war NM Colt as my second .45. I wish they would offer more traditional control configurations.
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Old 12-06-2006, 9:51 PM
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How do you like your SVI guns? I am undecided between them and another pre-war NM Colt as my second .45. I wish they would offer more traditional control configurations.
In my opinion there is no better 1911 style gun than the SV.

SV Infinity is like Burger King, you can have it your way (if you live in a stater other than CA) they hae a deal on thier site called gunbuilder where yon can option just about anything.
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Thumbs down beavertails are gay

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In my opinion there is no better 1911 style gun than the SV.

SV Infinity is like Burger King, you can have it your way (if you live in a stater other than CA) they hae a deal on thier site called gunbuilder where yon can option just about anything.
Regrettably, they do not offer triggers, hammers, and safeties in original M1911 or M1911A1 configurations.
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My bang-bangs. Bone-stock. I love them

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Beavertails are gay
Everbody has an opinion, some of us keep them to ourselves unless asked.
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Old 12-08-2006, 1:52 PM
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Beavertails are gay
Everbody has an opinion, some of us keep them to ourselves unless asked.
How fortunate that neither of us belongs to that reticent kind.
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Old 12-08-2006, 2:51 PM
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What high end 1911 can you buy today which DOESN'T have a beavertail on it?!?!

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Old 12-08-2006, 2:53 PM
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None, outside a couple of old skool replicas we can't get here.

Beavertails are great for people with some meat in their hands...the hammer bites are really nasty for some people.

I have a friend that gets bit by the slide on high powers.

You gotta pay for that low bore axis somehow.
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What high end 1911 can you buy today which DOESN'T have a beavertail on it?!?!
One just like mine.
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Old 12-08-2006, 8:24 PM
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Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.
How would he transfer it? PPT to himself? Please cite some relevant laws and/or letters that support this determination of yours - if true, it could prove to become another money pit for me.
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Old 12-08-2006, 8:33 PM
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There's some great eye candy here.

Is my Safari Arms frame the only one made with the finger groove built into the frame?

(In the first picture on this post)
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Old 12-08-2006, 9:05 PM
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Does this count?

How about this?

Or maybe this?

Do Baers Count?
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:28 AM
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Old 12-09-2006, 1:26 PM
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Default Colt Delta Gold Cup 10mm

Here is an unusual 1911 I've had about 7 years - a Colt Delta Gold Cup in 10mm. I don't shoot it much because the ammo is expensive compared to .45, but it is a good shooter. It is stock except for a trigger job I had done to bring the pull down to 4.0 lbs.

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Old 12-09-2006, 2:07 PM
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robairto, Where's the 9mm Colt LW Commander?
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Old 12-13-2006, 9:47 AM
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Colt 1991A1 Commander
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Old 12-13-2006, 2:38 PM
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Holy scheisse x-ring...nicely engraved 1911!
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X-ring, Is that lefty a Falcon or maybe a Randal? Those are the only two 1911's that come to mind that were made for south-paws.
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Old 12-14-2006, 6:22 PM
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robairto, Where's the 9mm Colt LW Commander?
That fine gun is in the safe with a new Wilson extractor installed and a new set of grips. I took my son out this summer and broke him in on handguns with it!. I even got my liberal seed nephew from New York (22 yr old) to shoot it. It sits in the safe next to 2 38 super commanders and a some 45's. I'll see if I have a photo somwhere. RB
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X-ring, Is that lefty a Falcon or maybe a Randal? Those are the only two 1911's that come to mind that were made for south-paws.
Good on ya! A Randall "B" series. 1 of 297.
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Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.
How would he transfer it? PPT to himself? Please cite some relevant laws and/or letters that support this determination of yours - if true, it could prove to become another money pit for me.
I no longer can find any vendors of semi-finished M1911 frames. Neither can I find any state law that prohibits a nonlicensee from making a gun for his personal use, provided it is not for sale and the maker is not prohibited from possessing firearms. Note that under federal and state law, a person is prohibited from making a semiautomatic assault weapon or assembling a nonsporting semiautomatic rifle or nonsporting shotgun from imported parts.
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I no longer can find any vendors of semi-finished M1911 frames. Neither can I find any state law that prohibits a nonlicensee from making a gun for his personal use, provided it is not for sale and the maker is not prohibited from possessing firearms. Note that under federal and state law, a person is prohibited from making a semiautomatic assault weapon or assembling a nonsporting semiautomatic rifle or nonsporting shotgun from imported parts.

http://www.diyguns.com/index.php?cPa...b1713860652701

Post on laws
http://www.acmearms.com/80percentfaq.php/

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This is my polished stainless Colt El Cen model in 38super



This is my Colt Goverment model also in 38super. Its is a 1 of 350 edition.



Both are Colt Custom Shop pistols
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How does the Brown SF compare to the SA Pro's? Not just aesthetically but at the range?

Thanks.
I would be interested in your opinion as well as far as comparing the Springfield Professional to the Ed Brown Special Forces and possibly the Les Baer Thunder Ranch... I'm curious as to your thoughts regarding the hand filed checkering on the Professional vs. the milled checkering on other simi-custom 1911's out there. Could you feel much difference? Also wondering how you like the chain-link frontstrap on the Specal Forces? I've also noticed that you seem to have landed on Gunner Grips. Do you sand the sharp edges or use them "as is" out of the box? Know of a good place to purchase? Thank you in advance. Please accept my apologies if I am annoying you with my questions.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:04 AM
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My Colt 1991A1 w/Hogue rosewood grips:


I sent this gun off to Don Williams to have some custom work done. I'll post updated pics when I get it back.
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My Springfield, just back from Robar. NP3 on the frame and internals, and black oxide on the slide. Love that NP3... amazing stuff!

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I would be interested in your opinion as well as far as comparing the Springfield Professional to the Ed Brown Special Forces and possibly the Les Baer Thunder Ranch...
The Ed Brown and SA Pro are very similar in build quality. Both are excellent and I wouldn't rate one any better than the other. (although SA does use some MIM in the Pro while Brown uses no MIM in their guns, if that matters to you).

Both of my SA Pros and my new Brown have been 100%, right out of the box. Totally reliable (with RangerT and Gold Dot) without having to be "broken in" and very accurate.

I don't own a TRS, but I do own a Baer Stinger and it's a 100% reliable gun as well, but the fit-n-finsh isn't quite up to the level of EB and the SA Pro.

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I'm curious as to your thoughts regarding the hand filed checkering on the Professional vs. the milled checkering on other simi-custom 1911's out there. Could you feel much difference? Also wondering how you like the chain-link frontstrap on the Special Forces?
The 20LPI checkering on the Pro is extremely grippy. Some say too grippy. I have girly-man hands and it shows when I shoot the Pro a lot. If I shoot it often, I get a nice callous build-up so that the checkering no longer bothers me, but if I don't shoot it for a while I generally get a bit of a blister after a few hundred rounds.

I really like the "chain-link" on the SF. To look at it, it doesn't seem like it would be particularly grippy, but in actual use it does the job, without being too sharp. Someone on another forum commented that he didn't notice the chain-link texture unless he specifically concentrated on it. I think that's an apt assessment.

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I've also noticed that you seem to have landed on Gunner Grips. Do you sand the sharp edges or use them "as is" out of the box? Know of a good place to purchase? Thank you in advance. Please accept my apologies if I am annoying you with my questions.
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I love the Gunner Grips and use them on all my 1911's. I modify the texture depending on the gun they're being used on. Since the EB and the Pro have textured front and rear straps I "de-horn" the Gunners with 120 & 220 grit sandpaper. This makes them a lot less "grabby", which I think helps for being able to adjust your grip a bit if you get an imperfect hold while drawing from the holster. On my guns without texture on the frontstrap, I tend to leave the Gunners alone for maximum grippage.
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