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I know that Caspian bar stock slides reign supreme, and that the dimensions on their frames and parts are tops. How well do their cast frames hold up to heavy use? Their pricing on their single stack 1911 frame is very competitive, and I may consider building on one if they'll hold up as well as a forged frame.

Larry V.: you've posted favorably about their frames before, do you have additional insights to offer?
 

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Hilton - The Caspian Bar Stock slides are superb - well made and very durable.

The Cast steel frames are literally tough as nails - they are extremely durable and leave nothing to be desired from a durability stand point.

My only gripe has been cosmetically there frames leave a bit to be desired as well as there slide markings. Good news is right around the corner though because just this week I've been talking to Gary Smith about changing some things to improve the cosmetics of there frames and slides.He's very excited and some improvements are coming - I'll keep you posted.

I've been told there cast aluminum frames are substandard - next time I talk to Gary I'll bring that up.

Hope this helps.
 

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I have a Don Schaaf-built Hybrid-comped Government model built on Caspian components (including their cast frame). I've shot it quite a bit and see nothing that suggests I won't be able to pass it on to my kids.

Rosco

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I have a 5" gun that is built on a very old type caspian frame that was precheckered. So far no problems. Once it was cleaned up, which took a long time, I was a happy. No doubt durable.
 
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