1911 Build Kit

1911 Build Kit

Until recently, owning a top-tier 1911 was prohibitively expensive – we broke that barrier to owning America’s greatest pistol with the 1911 build kit. This innovative and unique kit affords you, the at-home gun builder, the opportunity to own a caliber of 1911 that competes with some of the finest available on the market for a fraction of the price.

No FFL Required

What many don’t realize is that it’s completely legal to build your own firearm at home. No paperwork required, no FFL transfers, and no government hoops to jump through. Each 1911 build kit is 100% legal to own and build in all 50 states! Our 1911 build kits also represent a massive improvement over the 1911’s original steel-framed design.

State Laws May Vary

Contrary to federal law, some states have either restricted or banned the sale, transfer, and ownership of 80% lowers, firearm blanks, and other gun parts. Because of these restrictions, we cannot ship our products to certain states. Please confirm whether your state is restricted on our Shipping & Return Policy before placing an order. We cannot fulfill orders to restricted states if placed.

60% Lighter than a Store-Bought 1911

Thanks to the mil-spec, forged 7075 T6 aluminum construction, our 1911 build kits are 60% lighter than a standard 1911 while affording greater accuracy, ergonomics, and reliability. Finishing your own 1911 with one a 1911 build kit is so simple, anyone can do it. All you need to do is make two basic and drill two holes. Step-by-step instruction are included to ensure you can tackle the job in a single afternoon.

Includes Complete 1911 Parts Kit

Lastly, each 1911 build kit includes every single piece of hardware and part you need to turn a box of metal into a competition- or carry-ready 1911. With same- and next-day shipping available, you’ve got nothing to lose.

Benefits of our 1911 build kits

  • Proudly made in the USA
  • Competes with top-tier 1911s for a fraction of the price
  • 7075 aluminum frame is 60% lighter than steel 1911s
  • Machining requires little to no mechanical knowledge
  • Perfect project for novice or first-time gun builders
  • Includes every part required to build a functional 1911
  • 100% legal to own in all 50 states – NO FFL required!


DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY gun building, you likely have a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s an area that has a lot of questions that, without the correct answers, could have some serious implications. At 80-lower.com, we are by no means providing this content on our website to serve as legal advice or legal counsel. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research around their respective State laws as well as educating themselves on the Federal laws. When performing your own research, please be sure that you are getting your information from a reliable source.

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We are a national retailer of individual components and not all products depicted on this website are legal in every state. Shipping of various products found on this website are prohibited to some states (such as California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington). The information, pictures, text or products presented on this website are not a representation by us, and should not be understood by you, that any product or completed firearm is legal to assemble or own in your state of residence. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research about the state and federal laws that apply to them. It is your responsibility to understand the law and we encourage you to consult with an attorney or your local ATF representative.