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Posted: 10/19/2004 1:42:09 PM EST
any good? I found some cheap for 149 bucks.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:47:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 1:48:28 PM EST by leelaw]
get a Caspian high-capacity frame.

ETA: www.caspianarms.com/Index_Receivers.html
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:47:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 1:47:44 PM EST by BB]
RUN!!

Cheap 1911 frames. Buy a SA if you want a decent 1911 frame cheap. If you want the best, get a caspian.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:50:05 PM EST
my 1911 frame cost $160.. but then again it was only an 80%er.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 1:51:44 PM EST
I haven't stopped drooling over those Caspian Titanium Recon Frames. Absolutely a work of art. SOme day when i grow up i'll buy one. lol
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 3:09:15 PM EST
I had an Essex frame about 15 years ago, when their QC was really spotty. It got traded for a Glock the day before the AWB was passed. I've heard Essex has since cleaned up their act, but will probably go Caspian for my next. Great reputation for both quality and after-the-sale service.

HTH
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:35:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By sleepdr:
... I've heard Essex has since cleaned up their act ...


+1

Brownells now sells them, so I suspect they’re OK.

Still, I used one for a build about 20 years ago and it was pretty bad. I’ll never buy another one.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:41:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By 199:

Originally Posted By sleepdr:
... I've heard Essex has since cleaned up their act ...


+1

Brownells now sells them, so I suspect they’re OK.

Still, I used one for a build about 20 years ago and it was pretty bad. I’ll never buy another one.




I musta gotten a good one. Mne's OK.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:42:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 6:42:37 PM EST
I've got an Essex frame (low serial # 36XXX) with an Ithaca slide that I've won pin and plate matches with. I did have LaRocca do the trigger on it.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 7:02:58 PM EST
I've got an Essex frame with a GI kit on it, I've shot thousands of rounds and won a few shooting matches with it.....
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 9:17:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By TimJ:
I've got an Essex frame with a GI kit on it, I've shot thousands of rounds and won a few shooting matches with it.....





Oh yeah? Well I got news for you! My Essex framed GI kit has won EVERY match it ever entered AND I used it to shoot the gun out of a bad guys hand at 200 yards!


Seriously, mine's pretty good. Like I said, I must have gotten a good one.


BTW, in '75, they were about $40 a pop!
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:23:36 PM EST
Might not be a bad frame if its your first time ever installing an aftermarket grip saftey.
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