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9mm / 5" Government Tactical / Bead Blasted Frame



All handguns are offered up with higher price tags and the word “tactical” slapped on their namesake. No gun is more victimized by this cheap sales tactic than the 1911 – and often, those tactical renditions do no justice. We humbly present what we believe is a true improvement on the 1911’s classic design. Our 5” Government Tactical Bead Blasted 1911 Frame offers up some huge innovation.

Made in the USA from mil-spec 7075 T6 aluminum and chambered in 9mm, this frame weighs over 60% less than a standard steel 1911 frame chambered in .45 ACP. The 9mm chamber affords shooters greater carrying capacity, while the lighter weight makes competition, daily carry, and follow-up shots ergonomic, quick, and comfortable. The included Picatinny rail is perfect for fixing your own tac-light, laser, or accessory for nighttime defense or competition. 

Because our 5” Government Frame is offered in a raw, bead blasted finish, you have the opportunity to finish this frame with a coating or design of your choice and you save even more money. Once machined, this 9mm 1911 frame competes with some of the most expensive and top-tier competitors on the market. Machining this frame is easy to do and requires little to no experience.

All you need to do is:

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

Completing these simple steps takes less than two hours – even for first-time builders – thanks to our easy-to-use 1911 jigs and build kits. The best part about this 1911 frame is that it’s not considered a firearm until you finish it! That means you get it shipped straight to your front door with no FFL required. It’s 100% legal to own and build in all 50 states.

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.

Made in the USA  Lifetime Warranty

Shipping Restrictions

Shipping of various parts and/or accessories are prohibited to states and locales (ie New Jersey, California, New York, etc…) with restrictions against certain parts and/or accessories or “assault weapons” (i.e. states with high-capacity magazine restrictions, manufacturing of semi-automatic weapons, etc..). It is your responsibility to be aware of your local firearms laws before purchasing from our website or machining a firearm. We try our best to keep our shipping page current, but laws change daily only ships within the United States. Federal legislation dictates we cannot ship our products internationally.

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, Hawaii, 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.