1911s and AR-15. I like building and tinkering.
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This project is gong to be more fun than I thought it would be. Man, these frames are pretty raw. Not even the main spring housing area is cut. Anddd... I don't have a mill. Heh heh heh.
I also got a cheap trigger and slid it in, turned out to be a tight, gritty fit. So that needs work too.
Yeah, I was planning on doing the 1st build in 2023 and it looks like I was right to put it off. The P12 in 9mm with a 3 1/2" slide (pictured) will be 1st, followed by a steel framed p13 in 45acp (still in the mail).
The year will be all about gathering all the info, tools, and parts I'm going to need before I dig in. I've got an extra frame for each build just in case. Got the blueprint of an officer sized 1911 for reference and will search for any and all blueprints and specifications for the Paras.
So far I've got plenty of files, a few other tools, and that's it. Pretty sure no standard 1911 jig is going to fit these due to the fat grips, but that's okay. More fun without them.
I might buy the finished p10 Warthog frame too for reference, since it's the same as the other 2 from the grip safety on up... I think. Also, It might end up as my 3rd build. Lots of maybes going on here, but that's part of the process.
Lots of work to do on these and they'll be works of art when I'm finished. Going to call them the Red Devil 9 and the Red Devil 45. Both of them will have a red and black color scheme.
The Blue Angel 9 build bit the dust already. It was going to be for my wife and I was trying to make it like an EZ version, but the grips are way too fat for her. So she'll just keep the S&W 380 EZ. It's perfect for her.
That's all for now. Will show all the pics I can for the build as I go but it'll be super slow. Any help and advice will be greatly appreciated.