We’re excited to launch our new lineup in the build-a-gun world with our 1911 80 lower frames, jigs, and build kits! Our 80% 1911 frames represent the easiest and most affordable way to own a home-built 1911 that features top-tier parts from one of the country’s best gunsmiths. Keep reading to learn more about your next build!
New, Aluminum 80% 1911 Frames by Stealth Arms
Our new 80% 1911 frames are manufactured in partnership with Stealth Arms. All frames are 100% made in the U.S.A from mil-spec, forged 7075 T6 aluminum. This lightweight alloy reduces the total weight of the finished gun by over 60% compared to its counterparts.
What’s more, each of our 80% 1911 frames comes available standalone, or with the necessary 80% 1911 jig to machine your frame to completion. Our .45 ACP-chambered, Government 5% 1911 frames are available at over $150, making them the most affordable on the market!
We’re excited to also offer up Commander frames and 9mm builds with mil-spec coatings or raw, bead-blasted finishes.
80% 1911 Jig by Stealth Arms
Each 1911 Jig comes pre-machined and ready for finishing your .45- or 9mm-chambered 80% 1911 frame. Completing your frame using the Stealth Arms Jig requires just four simple operating procedures: Drill the hammer pin and sear pin holes, cut the slide’s frame rails, and cut the barrel seat.
Each machining operation takes just a few minutes and all measuring and guiding is completed using the jig and a simple hand micrometer. Once machined, you can assemble your new 1911 frame in a single afternoon and hit the range!
The Stealth Arms 1911 Jig includes all the tooling and blades you need to machine your frame, including two drill bits, one set screw for the guide plates, a cutting car/hand plane with cutting blades preinstalled, and three Allen keys to adjust everything while you work. Instructions are included, so no experience is necessary!
Complete 1911 Build Kits
Want to snatch up everything you need to build your 1911 right away? Check out our 1911 Build Kits! Available in Government and Commander profiles (chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm), there’s a kit that fits your needs.
Each kit includes every component you need for a total build:
- Forged Aluminum 80% 1911 Frame
- 410 Chromoly 1911 Slide
- Stealth Arms 80% 1911 Jig
- 80% Frame and Jig Tooling
- Complete 1911 Parts Kit
- (1) 8-Round Magazine
- Fixed Novak Sights
Our 1911 Frames, Kits, and Jigs Require NO FFL!
All this sound too good to be true? Let’s dive into the legalese: You can legally build a firearm at home, for personal use, with no intention of selling your finished firearm. You do not need to deal with any paperwork, background check, transfer, fees, or waiting period.
Our frames, jigs, and even complete build kits ship straight to your front door for this reason! We are not a licensed FFL because we don’t have to be – that means we save money and pass those savings on to you.
Check Your Local Laws First
But before you start building: Some states require you to serialize your firearm, or otherwise adhere to certain marking and engraving procedures. You must check your local and state laws before building, to ensure your firearm meets all legal requirements otherwise. Check your laws first, then get to building!