45 ACP / 5" Government Tactical / Bead Blasted Frame



The legendary 1911 is one of the most iconic handguns ever made, for good reason – with the introduction of our new 5” Government Tactical Bead Blasted 1911 frame, we humbly present what we think is the biggest upgrade to a near-perfect pistol. Weighing 60% less than a standard steel frame and requiring no FFL for purchase or ownership, this 80% 1911 frame is the next step in perfecting the ultimate handgun.

The included Picatinny rail makes this frame perfect for a tac-light or laser for competition shooting, nighttime operations, or home defense. No FFL transfer or background is required because this 1911 frame is not legally considered a firearm. Until, that is, you make some basic machining operations. Completing this 80% 1911 frame requires little to no experience or knowledge, thanks to our 1911 jigs and home gunsmithing kits.

All you need to do is:

  • Cut the side rails
  • Cut the barrel seat
  • Drill the hammer pin hole
  • Drill the sear pin hole

Once you’ve completed these steps – which takes less than two hours – you’ll own one of the finest renditions of a legendary pistol, ready for daily carry, competition, and the simple pride of building America’s greatest gun at home.

1911 80% Frame Features

  • Low Profile Tactical Picatinny rail
  • Manufactured to be used with a 5" barrel
  • Constructed from 7075 heat treated aluminum
  • 60% lighter than steel 1911 Frames
  • NO FFL Required to purchase

Special Notes: We recommend every individual to do their own research regarding building your own firearm. We are not lawyers so please educate yourself on your state and local laws.

No FFL required  Made in the USA  Lifetime Warranty

Shipping Restrictions

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