Hello from Kentucky

Hello from Kentucky

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    Hello from Kentucky

    Hello,

    Just wanted to introduce myself.

    I live here in Louisville and have all my life.

    I am an IT Analyst (computer tech) and work for one of the big local companies.

    I have been working with computers professionally for 12 years and have recently started some home gunsmithing. I grew up with 1911's and have developed a healthy love for them.

    Last year with the help of another forum (Roderus Custom Gunworks) I decided that I would build my own 1911 45acp. I decided on a long slide (6 inches ) and got a frame off of gunbroker.com. Bought most of the components off of ebay and ruined most of them the first time around. After much fitting and refitting my 1911 is almost complete.

    In total I had learned and performed all of the following on my 1911.

    Fitted all parts
    trigger job (4.5 lbs)
    new hammer and sear
    peened and lapped the rails to the slide
    new sights
    all new springs
    all new pins
    installed grip safety , slidestop and thumb safety
    new grip bushings and magwell
    new barrel
    all the stuff i forgot to mention


    Still need to add a finish. Probably going to be done in black guncote.

    I have had it out for a workout. She did 1.5 inch groups at 25 yards. That's from a bench rest.

    Not bad for my first build. I'm currently looking to do a 80% 1911 project.


    I would live to find someone in my area that has some milling experience. It would be nice to have a buddy project. Any takers... let me know.

    I have been looking around this forum and there seems to be a lot of good information and a lot of good people too. I look forward to becoming a contributing member.
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    Hi welcome to the forum, lots of info here Enjoy.

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    Welcome from Missouri.

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    Welcome from Eastern Idaho.
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    Greetings! from Virginia
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    Welcome.

    Congrats on building your first 1911....good luck with your second.
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    Welcome. I'm just down river from you.
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    Welcome - congratulations on building that 1911 -
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    Welcome a_kayaker.

    I've built about five 1911s from scratch myself. Quite an experience isn't it?

    It's a shame we don't live closer; I've got a mill and lathe.

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    Welcome from SE Missouri.


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