The Sistema Project that is.
I am ordering parts today.
I've always wanted a 1911, since watching Magnum PI anyway. And have long wanted to build one for a carry gun.
Since I'm starting with a Sistema, it should be easier. Can't wait to get into it, you know tighten the frame and slide, a ramp job, new sights, lower the ejection port. Basically to do what most people think should be done means taking a working gun, and grinding and polishing, and bending and replacing working parts to make it "better".
I've read a lot about 1911's. I have read that you "need" this or that modification. I am told that things won't work correctly unless you have the newest bestest most tacticool mods and accessories.
Maybe, maybe not.
So far it shoots FMJ very reliably. Problem is that it looks like a shotgun pattern at the target. The barrel crown is bad, and I can move the hood of the barrel with my thumb when it is locked up. A new barrel for sure. The rest.....we'll have to see.
PS- I'm still taking suggestions...for a while.