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I want to build my first 1911...from the ground up.

The first one should be a cheap shooter.

What do I need and where should I get it?
 

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Read both of Jerry Kuhnhausen's books first, then come back after that. I could not tell from your post whether or not you are experienced with 1911's. That will make a difference as to what you want to put together and what you'll need to learn. I do not believe in the "cheap shooter" project concept. For all the effort you will expend in parts, tools, and labor, make a GOOD shooter instead.

For all supplies, you can get them Brownell's. As far as what you need...that's kinda up to you. Skimp on parts costs by getting cheap parts, and you'll suffer the joys of rescuing poorly made and out of spec components.

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Don't get me wrong. I don't want to build a cheap gun. I just don't want to make expensive screw-ups.


I understand that Jerry Kuhnhausen's books are the first step. Are there any other good sources of info?
 

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Start with Kuhnhausen. Then add some of the videos as you desire... Wilson's 4 tape set, AGIs tapes with Gene Shue,...
 
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