Sarco 1911 parts kits are junk - Pistolsmith

Go Back   Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > M1911 Pistols

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: oak harbor wa
Posts: 3
Sarco 1911 parts kits are junk

Just wanted to let people know about sarco 1911 parts kits. There junk, most all the parts need some type of work to them since they are castings and dont fit, they barrel groves were ok but that was all, there was flux comming from were it was attached. Had springs that were completly bent out of shape. And here is the kicker I ordered this kit in jan. no one mintioned anything about back ordered parts,so when i called to check on the status of the shipment after 2 weeks they tell me the slides are on back order and they said someone should have let me know at that time but didnt. The reason for my rant is i called today to check on it and to try an get a replacement spring in exchange for the defective one, and they say they dont know when it will be in because they have to get at least 200 orders in before they will order for a restock, said they have people waiting since jan.. i knew that i might have some problems but this is truly unbeliveably.
Remove Ads
Old 02-22-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,800
A good rule of thumb is to not buy 1911 parts kits.
They're invariably made up of cheap gun show type cast steel parts that are always out of spec in at least some areas.

If you want to build a gun or replace parts in a worn old one, buy the parts by the piece from a quality supplier like Brownell's and buy the name brand parts.
This will cost more, but you get good parts that fit correctly and if you have a problem with one, Brownell's is famous for their customer service.
Old 02-23-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: oak harbor wa
Posts: 3
Yea I know, I did it mosltly as a training and in helping me become a better gunsmith I figure if I can make them work and to work safely it wight have been worth it. Took the parts to a friend who has been building for some years and had him inspect them there were only a hand full of parts he said he would use. So I decided to build a 22 cal. out of the parts. My frames were also from ssarco miked feelings on them also.

  Pistolsmith > Pistol Forum > M1911 Pistols

Search tags for this page
1911 pistol kits

sarco 1911

sarco 1911 build kits
sarco 1911 builders kit

sarco 1911 kit

sarco 1911 kits
sarco 1911 parts
sarco 1911 parts kit

sarco gun parts

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SARCO parts and pieces? waturz Gun Talk 3 02-11-2007 06:48 PM
Sig 228 Builders Kits (parts)? OldMan SIG Pistols 2 08-14-2004 07:02 AM
Where can I find some junk 1911 frames? Ship A'Hoy Workshop 7 04-09-2004 01:56 AM
1911 10mm conversion kits, drop-in barrels & parts Skunkabilly 10mm 3 12-04-2001 04:57 PM
1911 Parts kits Steve Morrison Pistolsmiths 1 04-20-2001 06:34 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Pistolsmith. All rights reserved.