1911 frames question


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FullEffect1911
April 14, 2008, 03:08 PM
maybe this has been touched on before but i'm gonna go ahead and ask about it anyway.

Speaking in terms of modern production 1911's only please.

Which manufacturers currently have the most "accurate" frames and slides? That is to say which of them are close to they way JMB wanted them?

I'm okay with series 70, 80 or Kimber's schwartz safety. Though I must say i'm partial to series 70's.

As far as minor problems go I can remedy the easy to fix stuff however I want to have a good frame and slide with all of the holes in the right spots.

Long story short, after a long break from 1911's i'm thinking about taking the plunge again.

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Wildfire
April 14, 2008, 03:28 PM
Hey there:
You mention accurate slides and frames. Colt and Kimber produce accurate guns. No need to work on them un less you are building a race gun.
At that point sooner or later you will be working on the the slides and frames.
Some of the Kimber target models are very hard to beat in the accuracy game.
Race guns usually end up with things like accu rails and such so the frames are not that big of deal. They get reworked anyway.
But, If I wanted an accuarte .45 out of the box I would likely go with a Kimber.

FullEffect1911
April 14, 2008, 03:46 PM
accurate was a poor choice or words on my part. I want a properly made frame with the tolerances all correct. I was thinking Kimber would be a good choice, but I want to get some opinions on the matter. I have a personal dislike of colt and won't buy a new production gun from them.

Bigkahunasix
April 14, 2008, 03:58 PM
Check Caspian's "classic" frames, they build frames for alot of big names in the 1911 world.

BK6

Technosavant
April 14, 2008, 03:59 PM
If you don't like Colt, then I may recommend Springfield Armory as the next stop. No annoying firing pin safeties or external extractors, the only non-spec part (that isn't easily removable like the ILS) is the smaller 9mm/.38super firing pin, and IMO, that's negligible since it works fine. AFAIK, all tolerances and pin holes are standard 1911A1.

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