With so many 1911 build kits available, it’s tough to find which kit holds the best value. You must also consider how much investment you want to put into your 1911 build – do you want a raw frame, so you can save a little dough and finish it to your own liking? Ready to build a full gun out of one box, or do you plan to build and buy piecemeal? Let’s look at the best affordable 1911 frames and 80% 1911 kits!
Most Affordable .45 80% 1911 Frame: Government 5” Bead Blasted
Coming in just over the $150 mark, our 80% 1911 Government 5” Bead Blasted Frame is one of the most affordable 80% 1911 frames available on the market! Proudly crafted in the U.S.A. by the pros at Stealth Arms, this forged 7075 T6 aluminum frame is an innovative update on the steel design.
Weight is reduced by 60% and all you need to do is drill the hammer pin and sear holes and cut the frame rails and barrel seat! No jig is included and all other fitment is pre-fabricated to help you save even more cash. The raw, bead-blasted finish allows you to make it your own with any custom coating you prefer.
Most Affordable 9mm 80% 1911 Frame: Commander 4.25” Bead Blasted
Our Commander 4.25” Bead Blasted Frame is the most affordable way to get your hands on a very popular concealed-carry piece.
Thanks to a shorter barrel, a 9mm setup, and the same mil-spec aluminum construction, this 80% 1911 Commander Frame makes for a perfect daily-carry piece once machined and assembled. A bead-blasted finish again helps save on cost while allowing you to customize your finished piece!
With a capacity of 9+1, the 9mm Commander offers more rounds when it counts most. This 80% frame features Clara/Para feed ramps and is compatible with all Stealth Arms 9mm Commander Barrels.
Most Affordable Complete 1911 Build Kit
You guessed it: The most affordable way to build an O.G. 1911 with that classic Government profile and all the tools you need can be found in our .45 ACP Government 5” Bead Blasted 1911 Build Kit. This kit features a 7075 T6 aluminum 80% frame, Stealth Arms’ 80% 1911 Jig, mil-spec 4140 Chromoly steel slide, complete internals, grips, fixed Novak sights, an 8-round magazine, and all the tools you need to build!
At just over the $1,000 mark, this is the most affordable, complete kit that allows you to turn a box of parts into a functional, top-tier 1911. Instructions are included to guide you along the machining process.
This complete 1911 Build Kit – as long as all 80% 1911 frames and 1911 jigs – ship straight to your front door with no FFL paperwork, no transfer, no needs, and no bureaucracy required! Nothing in any of our kits or products is considered a firearm.
We save on operating costs and we pass those savings on to you! Order your 1911 build kit now, because we can’t seem to keep them in stock! It’s time to build.