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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 9: Assembly & Fitting

Now that we completed the 80% 1911 frame, I'll show you how to assemble and fit everything to create your own working home built 1911. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 8: Fitting the Slide

How to hand fit the 1911 slide with files, lapping compound, and tons of hammering. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 7: Sear & Hammer Pin Holes

Using Tactical Machining's 1911 80% jig to cut the hammer and sear pin holes. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 6: Barrel Seating

How to setup your 80%, jig, and 18mm ball end mill for 1911 barrel seating. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 5: Cutting the Slide Rail

Cutting the 1911 80% slide rail with Tactical Machining's jig and a 3/32 key seat cutter. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 4: Basic Fitting

1911 barrel bushing to slide fitting, trigger fitting, and beavertail safety fitting. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 3: Parts List

Find out all the parts I bought to complete my 1911 80% build from slide, barrel, springs, pins, to smaller tools and paint. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 2: Tools

Setting up with a drill press, vise, jig, and drill bits. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 1: Intro

Not sure about your Tactical Machining 1911 80% project? Follow step-by-step from buying the paperweight & jigs, to tooling setup & custom parts selection. (Read)
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