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Post Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:40 pm 
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...to building/fitting a 1911.

Do you all think this is something where I would be up to the task?

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Building the AR is WAY easier IMO..........No comparison with regards to fitting..

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:44 am 
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Oversimplification here -
AR is 3rd or 4th grader level of difficulty. 1911 is college level.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:11 am 
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I just finished 2 300 blackouts,full builds with no experience except shooting them. Both shoot sub moa and have great 3 pound triggers. I did watch an AGI video online on the triggers.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:52 am 
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I honestly think you could teach a monkey to build a AR, thats how simple they are. taking your time you can put one together in about 45min.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:04 am 
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I built my 1911 christmas weekend. got the kit in wedsnday (80% frame), that evening I had it together. it went ok except the hammer was following. this forum helped considerably. i have never even handled a semi auto till this build. got 250 rds through it. did all my safety checks before i even put my first round in the magazine.

study the drawings, read and watch you tube..

two weeks later got my ar15 reciever and jig. milling out the reciever is a pain when you got minimum tools but it can be done. started milling that evening. the next day by afternoon I got it assembled. safety checks seem to be minimal. going to test fire this weekend.

the ar comprises on a basic build just putting together parts. depending on whether you got a 80% reciever or if you got a 100 %. its just a leggo set. the difficulty is the 80% milling. I had fun doing it. the 1911 requires more knowledge to get it right.. I still am very careful at the range.. I watch it carefully and fully disassemble and watch barrel fitting, action and all, when I clean it.

I also build my own transmission on my trans am so I have some mechanical aptitude. but it is all in the planning and learning.

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