1911Junkie sent us this photo of his 1911 build. A really like the lines, the grip and the finish. A beautiful combination. He wrote …

I thought I would send you a picture of my latest build (to be honest, the only one so far). I’m an amateur gunsmith, so far I built a couple of ARs and accurized some 1911s, but I always wanted to build one from scratch. I started with Tactical Machining 80% frame and built it into a bullseye gun, using various parts from Ed Brown, Springfield Armory and Rock Island – basically, anything I could ring in my parts bin 🙂

He also sent us a photo showing the frame being milled …


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  • Clone

    Any chance you guys can set up a gallery with the high-res versions of these. Some of the PotD’s would make most excellent wallpapers.

    • Giolli Joker

      Nice gun and great photo!

    • I believe we plan to do that. I’ll have to check on it though.

      • CrankyFool

        Phil, if you intend to do that, you may want to change the potd system so it doesn’t require pictures to be < 2MB in size. I had to sample down my submission yesterday because of that.

        • Thanks for letting me know. I did contact Steve about us starting a set of pages with the POTDs. I’ll find out later if he wants to do that.

  • Blake

    I really like the clean lines & full-rail slide. Probably would snag to much for CCW as a result, but that’s OK with me…

    • It appears to be a dedicated competition pistol that will never see the inside of a holster. Slide-mounted optics are extremely common in the Bullseye Centerfire Pistol category, versus the frame-mounted optics of an IPSC Open Division pistol.

  • Nicks87

    Good looking pistol but it screams cheesy 80s action movie 🙂

    • Tom

      And this is a bad thing? 🙂

    • gunsandrockets

      Hey! The Terminator movie was not cheesy!

      Wish I still had that longslide .45. Drat.

    • SP mclaughlin

      80% 80’s 1911?

  • Mystick

    A beautiful piece. It’s refreshing to see something like that without the billboard ad on the slide.

  • Joseph Smith

    Would love to know more about the components and finish. Great looking gun!

    I’ve toyed with the idea of an 80% 1911 but have a feeling it’s beyond my skill level.

  • Lane

    Very talented to be an amateur gunsmith. Wouldn’t mind having one

  • gunsandrockets

    You know, usually I don’t like any modern 1911 which stray much from a M-1911a1 pattern. But this one I like.

    I think the reason why this particular 1911 doesn’t look too garish or too busy is because of the smooth featureless side of the slide.

  • Grindstone50k

    But for the scope, I love it. The trifecta would be to hand-load the ammo and forge the knife yourself.