i wish i would have seen the GPI's BEFORE i jumped on the CMMG. they are 1/2 the price
427, i may pick your brain soon. i am itching to do a 1911 project. i have an Essex frame that has a kimber 22 slide kit. i may end up with a Sig 22 from my dad. if he comes thru, i will ditch the Kimber. i want a Commander sized 1911. my thoughts were to get the commader slide and modify the frame. i have a write up where the rails are shortened to accept the commander slide. then....i read a thread on another board from a really good builder. he says that it is easier to take the govt slide and lop of the front 0.75" . this will become a bushingless slide so a bull barrel has to be fitted. in his words, it is really not much hand fitting thats required.