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Old 04-16-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Anyone know anything about Fusion Firearms 1911 kits?
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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Hey Jack. Yes, my uncle has built several of their kits. Bob Serva is more than happy to answer any questions and they are very flexible on the options for the kits. We built a 10mm Scout Tactical, a 45acp Longslide Tactical, a 10mm Bobtail Classic, and a standard Commander.
We ordered all the kits with a finish already applied. I am including text from an email from Bob Serva when I asked if they would finish the kits before shipping them.

"Thank you for the nice comments…. Yes… We can put a finish on before we ship if you would like. See below:
Finishing includes the matting and parts preparation

1) Black Oxide (Traditional Gun Bluing) Matte finish Frame and Slide $75, Small accent parts $45
2) Yukon Coat Ceramic coat (Colors, Black, Bright Silver, Metallic Stainless grey, Metallic dark tungsten grey, OD brown, OD green) Matte finish Frame and Slide $145 , Small accent parts $45
3) Ion Bond DLC (Tungsten carbide coating, The most durable) Matte finish Frame and Slide $195, Small accent parts $115
4) Hard Chrome Satin finish Frame and Slide $245, Small accent parts $145

Feel free to call in if you need help,

Have a Great Weekend….
Let me know if you need any further help,
Thank you,

The kits required minor fitting of small parts. For some reason the hammer and trigger assembly were kinda tough for me.
A word of caution...you might not want to have the small parts finished until you have fit them to the frame and slide. Anyway Jack, it cost us right around a thousand $ per gun to have them finished and buy the small parts. Hope this helps.
Old 04-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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Do it. I've built their stuff, and the last one was amazing. I had it finished in a brush chrome by AP&W, but other than that all was from Fusion. I had to fit small parts too, but it was FAR from tough, IMO. I do think if you're building a "Keeper", they're hard to beat. Flat out quality. And as scbane said, the customer service from them is RIGHT. People forget these days that if you treat people right they'll come back. If they come back you get $. Period. Bob n crew have not forgotten like the masses. I will get some pics up this week of the last one. It has almost become my poster piece to show people what a "Proper" 1911 can be. I know some of us(Myself included) prefer a more plain looking and tough-type of gun, but this thing is gorgeous. It shoots, too. REALLY shoots.

I can give them an unqualified 5 star rating. I can't imagine someone not finding them more than what Fusion claims them to be. They have tools, too!!! Do it, man. Please do it. The big companies don't need the business, per se, and I think you'll feel quite the satisfaction from building one. That's kind of presumptuous, to word that as if you haven't built a 1911 already. I apologize. I just can't stress enough how happy I've been with their stuff. I think even if you shoot Supergrades and Bosses you'll agree.
Old 04-17-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by JackR View Post
Anyone know anything about Fusion Firearms 1911 kits?
Back last May, I was talking to a friend from the Bureau who is a real 1911 nut about building an SS top side for my 1972 vintage Gold Cup. He recommended Fusion as one of the suppliers he uses when building 1911's.

I had Bob put together a top half kit in SS for me and I had it fitted and installed by my (nearly) local 1911 specialist. He had never worked with Fusion components before and was skeptical at first. After he had completed the work he told me he was very impressed with the quality of the product.

I have been 100% pleased with the quality and with the advice that Bob dispenses. I have put a few hundred rounds through it since then, and it has functioned flawlessly.
Old 07-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #5
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I know this is an old thread but I just have to say that I have purchased several Fusion parts for my 1911. Great Parts, Great Customer Service and the gun runs flawless.
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Old 02-20-2017, 01:40 PM   #6
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Fusion Firearms has got to be the worst company I ever dealt with. Sent my frame for alteration back in August 2015, wanted a stan chen magwell, slide stop, ambi safety installed and then refinishing. The company claimed they had finished installing the MSH and it was headed off to refinishing about a year ago, I asked if they could install the entire magwell suite they said yes so I had it sent straight from brownells to them. I waited, and waited, and waited some more. I would email looking for updates and it was always things are going great. It doesn't take all this time to do the work that I had asked for. Recently I started inquiring on facebook and instagram about the status and emailed the company through their website asking for help to get their attention since no one was answering my emails. Now that I got their attention it seemed my requested work would finally get done turns out they never touched my gun the entire time they had it so from august 2015 to February 2017. Now they are claiming they can't even do the work I requested would've been nice to know years/months ago. Now I am stuck with my frame that has extra holes in it somehow, which they probably did and I don't want them to do anything else to it cause they will only make it worse. So i'm stuck paying for shotty work and furthermore i'm gonna have to sent my frame off to someone else to fix/finish the work.
Old 11-16-2017, 03:28 PM   #7
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I have to say that I used a bunch of Fusion stuff on a recent 10mm build. The company was excellent to deal with, to some degree, and all the small parts were great. Then came the barrel, that was FAR from a gunsmith fit, the tolerances were beyond drop in right out of the box. This was a wilson ramped barrel, there was about 5k between the hood and the slide face, which made the headspace and lack of contact very undesirable. Lug contact was minimal with zero meat to work for bringing in a good contact between the SS pin and the lower lugs. I would use this barrel in any gun. Radial lugs sat nice and deep and everything else was spot on. They wouldn't even take it back, so I am out a barrel if I cant Tig some meat back on this thing.
Old 11-29-2017, 03:07 AM   #8
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This community is so helpful! Thanks guys! Where were you before? hehehe

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