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Is there a full d.i.y. 1911 kit?

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I’ve just started down the Gunsmithing rabbit hole, got the itch you might say.
I’ve found a few component suppliers and will be researching their products while working on a budget for a concealed carry custom 1911.
When I built my first AR, there was no shortage of full build kits, you supply the lower and they supply every part, screw, and spring to make your rifle. Is there such a thing in the 1911 world? For a very first project it’s sort of nice to have the full roadmap, less chance of non-compatible or unsuitable parts.

My other option would be to start with a positively reviewed production pistol and modify till my hearts content.
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For the most part you assemble ARs from a pile-o-parts. 1911s are different. For it to be worth your time your parts will be oversized and require fitting to get the best outcome. Otherwise just buy a good quality complete basic pistol and modify it once you figure out what you want it t do.

Great advice. After modifying and advancing (still a noob) skills over 7 pistols - I am finally doing a full project pistol. STILL using a frame and slide from a complete pistol but tightening it up and adding beavertail, barrel fitting, etc.
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