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Old 02-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Newest build

Just as a background on me: I'm a 19 year old Infantry(0311) Marine. I have always admired the 1911 platform, and have built a GI style in the past using parts from every war the United States used the sidearm in. I will be taking CNC/CAD courses the year, and I hope to start building my own slides and frames, but for now I want to complete this build that I'm calling "the Shepard", as I am building it for carry purpose. The Shepard is a reference to Lt. Col Grossman's concept of the sheepdog, sheep, and the wolves.

Here's my latest build. I personally fit the slide and frame, as well as every part on the pistol. Here's the list of current parts. All stainless steel:
-Caspian Slide with front serrations and Novak sight cuts
-Foster Recon frame with had formed trigger guard
-Ed Brown match grade barrel and bushing
-Ed Brown match grade 3 hole trigger
-Ed Brown sear
-Wilson Combat extended bulletproof thumb safety
-Wilson Combat extended bulletproof slide stop
-Wilson Combat commander style hammer
-Wilson Combat pin set
-Fusion hammer strut
-Fusion screw bushings
-Peanut grips

I plan to pick up a 2 piece guide rod, Ed Brown extended mag catch, and a combination magwell/msh. I'm open to suggestions on sights.



I will be updating the thread as I continue the build with pictures and some videos. I'm more than open to suggestions from the pistolsmiths that are members of the forum.

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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Me thinks you posted the wrong pic...I don't see a completed gun
 
Old 02-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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No sir, that's the one I'm currently working on, just not the most updated image available.
 
 
Old 02-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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Pretty much the "standard" on 1911 sights these days are the Novak.
Even the Marines specified them for the new Marine Special Ops .45.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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Yes, I was issued one of the new Colts.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 02:48 AM   #6
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It looks like you already have Novak dovetails cut. The rear would look great with a Harrison design or a 10-8 design. Both have a cocking ledge on them since you will be running a FLGR
 
Old 02-28-2014, 04:45 PM   #7
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I like the idea of having the cocking ledge for sure, I'll probably have to look in to those. Does anyone know where I could get someone with a CNC to mill a brand name in slide?
 
Old 02-28-2014, 06:10 PM   #8
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In my personal opinion I won't have a guide rod in any gun I need to depend on for match or defense duty. A guide rod adds nothing. J B was pretty smart and I am sure he would have seen the need for a guide rod if it existed. Guide rods - shock buffs are just solutions to a problem that doesn't exist.
My opinion anyway.
 
Old 03-04-2014, 01:08 PM   #9
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Fitted the trigger, and working on the barrel and bushing today.
 
Old 03-08-2014, 07:21 PM   #10
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Just ordered a few more of the final parts. However, apparently the slide I have is carbon. Saw a tiny bit of rust on part of the slide so I decided to test it with a little bit of perma blue, and it accepted it. So now my next question is, what shade of silver cerakoted do you all think would look the best
 
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