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    Gun building question

    I have been shooting for quite a few years and have just fell in love with pistol shooting, and I can't get eough of it.

    Bought a Kimber Gold match with a .22 conversion kit a few months ago.

    My question is since I really don't use the 22 kit much is it possable to build a .22 1911 around this barrel? Also how hard is it to buy the parts and assemble the gun? I am a builder and work with my hands and can perform the fitting required I am just not sure how much fitting and smithing tools are required.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedabuilder View Post
    I have been shooting for quite a few years and have just fell in love with pistol shooting, and I can't get eough of it.

    Bought a Kimber Gold match with a .22 conversion kit a few months ago.

    My question is since I really don't use the 22 kit much is it possable to build a .22 1911 around this barrel? Also how hard is it to buy the parts and assemble the gun? I am a builder and work with my hands and can perform the fitting required I am just not sure how much fitting and smithing tools are required.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Mike

    Let me get this straight, you have a 22 upper (complete slide assembly) and want to build a pistol around it? It's easy to do, Brownells, Midway and many other places have tons of 1911 parts. Just get a new/used 1911 frame, order up your parts and put it together.

    Here's a few places to start looking.

    www.brownells.com
    www.midway.com
    www.e-GunParts.com

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    2400 did ya good, I will just note that your frame will have to be ordered/bought from a FFL dealer in case ya didnt know that already.

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    Thanks guys,
    I just was not sure if machining of these parts was required. I did know about the FFL to buy the frame.

    Now what determines accuracy? I know I can not build a custom quality gun but what can I control to build an accurate gun?

    Thanks again guys
    Mike

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