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Just finished a budget 2011 build. I have always enjoyed 1911's and wanted a 2011 but couldn't justify the prices. Ended up deciding to build one. It was a fun project to work on didn't go with any fancy bells or whistles. Put about 1000 rounds through it without any issues. If you are on the fence do it!

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Looks great!

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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Could you tell us more about the gun? Parts used, how much work you did yourself, sent out?

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4 minutes ago, The Donald said:

Could you tell us more about the gun? Parts used, how much work you did yourself, sent out?

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Incur any hiccups along the way? What were the most difficult parts?

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Below is the build list.

Part Name Part Number Link
Ejector 1911-FR-EJT-9-SS https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-FR-EJT-9-SS
Beavertail GS 1911-FR-GS-C-KC https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-FR-GS-C-KC
Hammer Strut 1911-FR-HS-P https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-FR-HS-P
Hammer Set CS0208 https://cylinder-slide.com/Item/CS0208
Sear Spring 1911-FR-SRSPR https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-FR-SRSPR
Guide Rod Plug 026-1067 https://dawsonprecision.com/recoil-spring-plug-for-bushing-barrel-1911-with-guide-rod-stainless-by-dawson-precision/
Slide Stop 1911-FR-SS-9-S-T https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-FR-SS-9-S-T
Firing Pin 1911-SL-FP-9-80-C https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-SL-FP-9-80-C
Guide Rod 026-1054 https://dawsonprecision.com/guiderod-1911-5-bushing-barrel-tool-less-by-dawson-precision/
Extractor 1911-SL-EXT-9-C https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1911-SL-EXT-9-C
Recoil/Fireing Pin Spring 10lb 523-1172 https://dawsonprecision.com/recoil-firing-pin-springs-1911-government-size-by-wolff/
Mainspring 17lb / Hammer spring 523-1007 https://dawsonprecision.com/mainspring-1911-2011-hicap-by-wolff/
Firing Pin Stop 520-38402-00 https://www.midwestgunworks.com/page/mgwi/prod/520-38402-00
Cylinder/Slide Pins 037-039 https://dawsonprecision.com/pin-sets-1911-2011-by-dawson-precision/
Ambi Saftey 11322 http://www.egwguns.com/1911-parts/egw-hd-ambi-thumb-safety-machined-from-barstock-ss/
Barrel BA-P-1911-9-5-NR https://www.tr-enabling.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BA-P-1911-9-5-NR
Slide with sights RIA FS 9mm https://advancedtactical.com/products/featured/rock-island-armory-slides-no-logo
CK Arms Frame CK-CLRF http://www.ckarms.com/store/frames/60-ck-arms-widebody-frame.html
Grip Screws 026-1072 https://dawsonprecision.com/2011-grip-kit-for-sti-2011-by-dawson-precision/
Trigger 519-1013 https://dawsonprecision.com/trigger-sti-2011-hicap-polymer-long-curve-by-sti/
Mag release 013-014 https://dawsonprecision.com/mag-releases-sti-2011-by-dawson-precision/#
Grip 519-1577 https://dawsonprecision.com/grips-sti-2011-hicap-polymer-by-sti/
Mag Well PG200 https://www.pistolgear.com/proddetail.php?prod=PG200
Edited by adam500

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3 hours ago, Norone said:

Incur any hiccups along the way? What were the most difficult parts?

I did have a few issues and they seem to be related.

 

When I was working on the slide to frame fit there was a tool mark in the CK frame on the right side where it seemed the CNC machine missed a pass. This ended up being a real PITA to file down by hand. It also took awhile to find exactly where it was as it was very small. I kept measuring with calipers and the measurements had the .001 clearance I was shooting for but would not go together. Due to this I ended up taking slightly too much off the bottom of the slide but the fit is still very tight. 

 

The other issue is that due to the tolerance stacking difference from the slide and frame manufacture and having to take a bit off the slide as mentioned above I had to use a #1 link on the barrel. To get the lockup right. This took awhile to figure out but after hours of research I figured it out and was able to get it going again.

 

Outside of that it went very smooth. You will notice I went with a bushing barrel. I did this so I could shoot IDPA with 5" barrel. 

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If you dont mind, about what dollar figure did it cost?

Looks great!

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16 minutes ago, mlmiller1 said:

If you dont mind, about what dollar figure did it cost?

Looks great!

Little over $1200 total with the cerakote job. 

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Very nice. I've been tempted to try the same thing, just haven't worked up the guts yet. 

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I’ve been thinking about doing something like this. Did you have any experience building guns before? Did you need any specific tools?

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7 minutes ago, PharmDShooter said:

I’ve been thinking about doing something like this. Did you have any experience building guns before? Did you need any specific tools?

Look at these videos. He does a great job and I couldn't have done it without his guidance.

 

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This is great thanks for posting all your work I have a frame I have been sitting on out of fear of messing it up up! 

 

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Wow I love the blue is it painted on or is it coated that color? It is a very nice looking gun and you should be very proud. Out of  Curiosity what weight did you set the trigger pull at? I have toyed with the idea of doing a PT kit.

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9 hours ago, Gomar83 said:

Wow I love the blue is it painted on or is it coated that color? It is a very nice looking gun and you should be very proud. Out of  Curiosity what weight did you set the trigger pull at? I have toyed with the idea of doing a PT kit.

Firstly, thanks!. Secondly, The black color is https://www.cerakote.com/finishes/E-110Q/midnight/ and the blue is https://www.cerakote.com/finishes/H-220Q/ridgeway-blue/ they are both considered baked on coatings. Thirdly, the trigger is right around 3.5lb's I didn't get it super light basically just polished the FCG parts. Nice crisp break. 

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How much upper lug engagement did you end up with?  Just curious because of the #1 link.

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16 minutes ago, assaulter said:

How much upper lug engagement did you end up with?  Just curious because of the #1 link.

I was concerned about this too but I ended up with .044 which is good for me.

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Adam500,

 

This is an excellent build!!! Thanks for sharing. I too am planning to build my own 2011 and just purchased my first few (albeit mostly small and inexpensive) parts to break the ice. Unfortunately my build is going to take some time, but I'm extremely excited for what's to come. Any advice you would mind sharing??

 

-Muddawg

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That looks awesome, and if it made it through 1000 rounds without an issue it already has a lot of 2011s I see at matches beat!

 

How much over the $1200 did the tools, jigs, etc run? 

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1 hour ago, Blockader said:

That looks awesome, and if it made it through 1000 rounds without an issue it already has a lot of 2011s I see at matches beat!

  

How much over the $1200 did the tools, jigs, etc run? 

Yeah I am very surprised, I have not had any malfunctions at all. I didnt use any tools or jigs. This was not an 80% lower but a completed lower. I already had nice hand files and lapping compound to fit the required pieces. Having the jigs for cutting the lugs on the barrel, frame rails, and FCG would have been nice but you can do it all without it. Lots of time and marking fluid with very small changes.

 

I took my time on this and spend an hour here and there over a year doing it. 

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