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Old January 27, 2013, 07:59 PM   #1
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Sarco 1911 stripped frames

Fast 2 questions on them.
!. Need to use FFL to buy one?
2. What would the average cost be with all the parts to build one, not a competition 1911 just a reliable accurate 1911?


http://e-sarcoinc.com/frm-rockislaut...izedframe.aspx
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Old January 27, 2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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Yes, you have to have them shipped to an FFL. The frame is the serialized part, so it's the "gun" as far as the government is concerned.
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Old January 27, 2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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Cost will be entirely dependent on the brand and quality of the parts you use. If you also go to sarco for their complete build kit, you can probably have a complete pistol for between $300 and $350.

Or you can go all top-shelf and spend over $200 just for a barrel ...
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Old January 28, 2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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If you want a good inexpensive reliable 1911 spend a little more and get a Rock Island. With the Sarco parts its going to take a lot of work to get it to run.
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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Thank You
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Old January 28, 2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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Looking at the link in the first post, it looks like they *are* Rock Island frames, being sold by Sarco. Are these a different/inferior version of the Rock Island frame?
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Old January 28, 2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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Looking at the listing for the Rock Island Tactical, I noticed this.

"•Skeletonized Trigger and Hammer (Target Grade) - Consistent 514 to 512 Pound Trigger Pull "

That seems a bit heavy to me...
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Old January 28, 2013, 02:25 PM   #8
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Consistent 514 to 512 Pound Trigger Pull "

That seems a bit heavy to me...
So sorry YOU feel that way, but not all of us are "girly-men".

Seriously, it's funny how completely some word-processing or website-editing software barfs when faced with something as simple as a fractional number.

Anyway, gotta run - doing some trigger-finger handstands so that I'm ready for that quarter-ton trigger pull!
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Old January 28, 2013, 02:51 PM   #9
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If you want a good inexpensive reliable 1911 spend a little more and get a Rock Island. With the Sarco parts its going to take a lot of work to get it to run.
Probably not.

I built my first home-brew 1911 using Sarco parts. I realize I was lucky, but the ONLY part that needed any fitting was the firing pin stop, which had to be filed down a bit to slide into the slide. Everything else went together and the "out-of-the-box" accuracy was better than expected.

The trigger pull was too heavy, so once the pistol had proven functional I replaced the el cheapo sear spring with a genuine Colt part and stoned the sear and hammer hooks. But getting a pistol assembled using the Sarco parts kit isn't difficult.
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Old January 28, 2013, 06:15 PM   #10
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I ordered two Sarco 1911 frames last week. I know I would probably be better off buying a factory 1911 but I'd like the experience of building one. Unfortunately Sarco is out of their builders kits according to their website so I'm currently looking for parts elsewhere.
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