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I want to build my ultimate 5" 1911 in 9x23. I've been looking and talking to Nowlin,Baer,Wilson,Caspian and Rock River. What I am looking for is a Forged Chrome-moly frame with a 9mm/38super Ramp. The only company I could find that even cut a 9mm ramp was in a cast gun. I have nothing against cast guns but I want a Forged frame. I talked to John Ricco and his guns are all built on 45 frames by George at EGW. He even had a Titanium Commander made as a carry piece...Sweet.

All of my 9x23's have been built on 9mm/38 super Colts except for the factory SA with the supported ramp and the Commanding Officer with the cast Caspian frame.

Do I build useing the 45 ramp(all I use is Winchester brass) or do I have the 45 frame sent to EGW and have the ramp welded up and recut to spec? I dont want to put an insert in.

Need help deciding.

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Who is building the gun for you??talk it over with them. They might have some advice for you. Keep us up to date on what you decide on. I am saving my pennies to to build up a hi grade 9x23 too..would like to know what you decide on.
 

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I am going to build the gun. I've tinkered and modified 8 guns and I feel I'm ready to attempt the ultimate, to build one from the ground up. But I need help to find the right ground to start. All of my Colt 9mm,10mm and 38 supers have different ramps then the 45's.I think due to a liability issue the Makers are only producing supported barrel frames for the 9,10,and 38s. I don't want to convert a Colt frame.Where can a Match frame be had with a 9mm ramp?
 

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Personally I would choose the Caspian or the Jericho frame. All the Caspian I have seen,both barstock and cast have been nice. On my latest project, I went with a Caspian cast and asked Gary Smith to hand pick it out for me. When it arrived, it was cosmetically very clean and straight. I have been happy with all the caspian stuff I have had over the years four single stacks and two hicaps. Anyway..my 2cents. Good luck
 
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