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    I've heard that 1911 parts are easy to come by...and that they're easy to repair. This can be a big plus if someone is a survivalist or just doesn't like having your info transmitted to the BATF whenever you get work done at a gunsmith.

    So, is it true that you can get parts easily for 1911's and is this equally true for all the different types of 1911's floating around out there?

    What about Glocks?

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    There are probably a dozen or so companies out there making 1911's (of greatly varing quality)and there are plenty of parts available. However, nearly every part on a 1911 requires careful hand fitting.(think good gunsmith)They are notsomething you simply stick parts together with like you can an AR.

    As for Glocks, yes, there are aftermerket parts available, but I can't give you much detail as I'm not a "Glock guy."



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    Agent6-3/8 wrote:
    There are probably a dozen or so companies out there making 1911's (of greatly varing quality)and there are plenty of parts available. However, nearly every part on a 1911 requires careful hand fitting.(think good gunsmith)They are notsomething you simply stick parts together with like you can an AR.

    As for Glocks, yes, there are aftermerket parts available, but I can't give you much detail as I'm not a "Glock guy."
    I have to partially disagree with that....if you stick to ALL "mil-spec" parts, a 1911 is no harder to build than an AR and does not require a gunsmith.
    If, however, you would like to add any "bells and whistles" or do any accurizing you will have some hand fitting to do.....the amount depending on exactly what you want to do.
    I have done several over the years with nothing more than assembly and polishing the feed ramp.
    The same thing applies to AR's as well....sure, you can buy a "kit gun" and have little to no trouble in assembling a functional rifle....on the other hand, if you buy parts from several different vendors to build a "purpose built" AR, you can and often do run into situations where hand fitting is not only needed but required.

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    Well, IANAGS (gunsmith), but I know someone that has an OLD surplus 1911.

    I pulled the mag from it when he was showing it off, and put it in my RIA 1911, and it clicked perfectly into place.

    Didn't get a chance to really try it out, though.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    www.1911forum.com

    Where i get all the info I need.

    1ITP (one in the pipe)

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