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Finding a 1911 firearm that meets and exceeds your expectations can be challenging. But you can take care of this issue by building your own 1911 pistol. That is, provided you have everything you need. At Fusion Firearms, we are the industry experts in 1911 firearms manufacturing and assembly. Our lead engineering and gunsmiths have been doing this for over 40 years and have the most experience in the industry. That makes us best suited to guide you through everything you need to build a top-quality 1911 without any hassles, including build kits, components, and vital tools.
What are 1911 Build Kits?
A 1911 build kit is an all-in-one solution that enables you, a DIYer, to build your own firearm. Kits from reputable professionals like Fusion Firearms contain all the high-end precisely machined components you need to assemble a pistol to be proud of.
Build kits can be as simple or as detailed as you would like for your 1911 build. On the simpler side, many will pick one of our 1911 Freedom Series kits which are based on our fine line-up of Fusion Firearms 1911 Freedom series pistol models. Others will want to choose from our line of completely assembled “Top-Ends” and our 1911 Frame lower assemblies, and then possibly add another style of control components or trigger groups to make up their 1911 build configuration. Others that wish to stretch their gunsmithing skills will configure, with Fusion’s customer services, a complete full-blown, “Custom-kit’ by starting with the foundation of a frame, slide, and barrel and then configure special machining details such as top slide serrations, press-check cuts, RMR cuts,…ect. Then select all the internal parts and sights from our vast supply of professional gunsmithing parts and components that are all available on our website.
You can order a 1911 build kit online from the comfort of your home at fusionfirearms.com. All you have to do is visit an online shop, pick the products you’d like to purchase, add them to your cart, and check-out!
If your kit includes a serialized completed 1911 or 2011 frame you will have to have the frame shipped to an FFL dealer for your pick-up. This is simple and easy to do and Fusion Firearms staff will help you with this. All other parts and/or assemblies can be sent directly to your home.
Main 1911 Build Kit Parts Categories
The following 1911 build kits are available from Fusion Firearms:
Freedom Series Build Kits
The Freedom Series build kits allow you to assemble Freedom Series Pistols, which are firearms models belonging to the spectacular Fusion Firearm’s production line of 1911 Pistols. They include Fusion 1911 models like the Riptide, Bantam, Gold, Long-slide, Combat, and Government (GI). This group of 1911 pistol kits has something for everyone and includes the most popular frame and slide sizes such as the Defender, Officers, CCO, Commander, and Government 5 inch & 6-inch long-slide.
Each Freedom Series build kit contains everything you need to build a model-specific pistol. For instance, the Bantam Freedom Series Build Kit embraces the reverse plug guide rod system and target crowned HD-chrome moly bull barrel.
At Fusion Firearms, we use the term “top-end” assembly to refer to a completed & fitted slide assembly ready to be fitted to your 1911 or 2011 frame or frame assembly. We have the industry’s largest selection of top-end assemblies, including, Defender, Officers, Commander (Carry and Combat), 5" Government (Target and carry/action), 6-inch Long-Slides, and 7-inch Fusion Long-Slide(FLS). Many people love our slide assemblies because they are a great time saver and extremely convenient to use.
Depending on your application, Fusion Firearms configures these 1911 slide assemblies in many lengths and with popular options. This allows the customer a great selection of products to meet their application and expectations. Fusion Firearms configures these top-end for a vast variety of applications such as concealed carry, target shooting, hunting, action games, and recreational shooting.
Custom-configured 1911 slide assemblies are also available from Fusion Firearms. These are made up on a custom bases by the customer first contacting Fusion Firearms customer services with a bullet list of what you are looking for. Fusion Firearms engineering staff will then work with you to configure the custom slide of your desires. Contact us at the customer services button “Contact-us” on the website to start this process.
Fusion Firearms top-end assemblies come with different component set-ups for different needs and applications. They all come completely fitted and assembled, and all standard stock slide assemblies come finished in black oxide matte finish. They all include the slide, barrel bushing(if applicable), link, link pin, barrel, link, extractor, recoil system, firing pin spring, firing pin, stop plate, and sights. See our website for your next selection of top-ends, it will save you time.
Complete Lower Parts Kits
As the name suggests, a complete 1911 lower kits come with everything a builder needs to finish a gun’s lower frame assembly. Some customers will find a parts kit of their liking and to suite their 1911 build application and desires. But most people will generally walk through the Fusion firearms website, selecting parts individually for their particular needs and desires.
1911 Frame Assemblies
The 1911 completed frame assemblies, also commonly referred to as the “1911 Lower” are available in a matte black oxide finish and have all the internal parts fitted, assembled and tested. Fusion Firearms supplies complete lower kits in matte black oxide finish and with all the components fitted and functioning. All you need to do is fit these 1911 frame assemblies to a compatible size 1911 slide assembly.
We have various lower frame assemblies, including Government (GI & Action Style), Officers/Micro, and Commander. Each option is unique. Check each category and compare accordingly before picking a specific lower kit assembly. Ensure that the slide assembly that you wish to use has a compatible length with the frame size you are looking at purchasing.
The Fusion 1911 frame assemblies or “complete 1911 lowers” are a great choice and a great time saver for many people. These frame assemblies also come in a range of sizes to suit most all 1911 build desires.
1911 Trigger Kits
Your pistol needs a trigger to actuate its firing sequence and mechanism. Without this component, the firearm is not operatable and will not fire. With the above in mind, we have 1911 Trigger Upgrade Kits that come with your choice of a hammer, main spring, and trigger. So, if you are set on building a professional 1911 pistol, highly consider one of our Fusion Firearms complete trigger kits of trigger part components to accent your 1911 or 2011 build project.
Common 1911 Builder Kits
Not every kit available in the market has everything you need to craft your own firearm. Nevertheless, most 1911 builder kits come with the following:
A gun’s frame is the component or housing that contains the handle/grip and all lower internal parts such as the trigger group and fire control system. These can be purchased from Fusion firearms in incomplete configurations (80%), or completed serialized frames and/or fully completed serialized frame assemblies, with all of the internal parts already assembled.
At Fusion Firearms, Frames are available in 3 basic configurations, an incomplete frame, a completely machined serialized frame, and a completely assembled serialized frame assembly generally called a complete “1911 Lower”.
A bullet moves through the barrel after you pull the trigger. Therefore, you can’t assemble a complete firearm without this component.
We use CNC precision machining to make our barrels out of bar stock. So, rest assured You will find no better-quality of 1911 barrels than our Pro-Series stainless steel “Ultra-Match-Grade) barrels. These barrels are available in many configurations and with many custom features such as spiral fluted, straight fluted, ramped, threaded, bull, bushing style, and much more.
The trigger is an indispensable part of a firearm, and most will want a trigger that feels well and performs well. Fusion firearms has a wide selection of match triggers in both 1911 and 2011 pistol versions. All these triggers are designed to be adjustable and match grade with many colors and shoe designs to choose from. See our website for further details and the best selection of 1911 and 2011 match triggers and trigger group upgrade kits.
The 1911 slide plays a crucial role in a 1911 pistol assembly, and you should never compromise with these parts when building your 1911. Low-quality, out-of-spec, and just plain garbage/reject slides can be found all over the internet. Do not spend your valuable time and effort using such components, it will make for a horrible build experience. Only use high-quality slides from companies like Fusion Firearms to make sure your build experience is time well spent.
Fusion Firearms has the industry’s largest selection of top-quality CNC machined slides from bar-stock. The slides and completed slide assemblies are available in all popular 1911 slide lengths & calibers. Our website slide selector is set-up so that you can choose your slide length, and then add all the options you desire such as different styles of cocking serrations, sight cuts, RMR and optics cuts, dust-cover cuts and much more. See Fusion firearms for more details.
1911 80% Builder Kits Explained
The 1911 80% frame is a slang term used for an incomplete housing that cannot be used to make a firearm without further critical machining operations. Plainly stated it is gun frame blank that isn’t functional yet. In most cases, these frames have several yet-to-be-machined operations, including drilling the sear pin and hammer pin holes and cutting the slide rails and barrel seat. At Fusion Firearms, we offer different 80% 1911 frames. Our products come in 3 different sizes: Government, Commander, and Officers. Check them out for more information.
Ready to Build Your 1911? We Have All You Need
Are you ready to build and assemble a 1911 pistol? If yes, then you need top-shelf 1911 builder kits, sub-assemblies, and parts from Fusion Firearms. Our years of engineering and 1911 build experience are poured into all our products. We do not compromise on quality and that is why most professionals trust us. Fusion Firearms is also a leader in supplying, many major manufacturers of 1911s, their components on an OEM basis. Simply put when the industry needs OEM parts and assemblies for their 1911 pistol manufacturing, they come to Fusion Firearms. If you want to know more about our products and services, get in touchwith us today. We look forward to serving you.