Our .45 ACP Government Bead Blasted 1911 80% Frames are CNC-machined from 7075 heat-treated aluminum. Due to the simple fact that our 1911 80% frames are constructed of aluminum, they are 60% lighter than steel 1911 frames. Since they are noticeably lighter, they serve as a better everyday carry option.
In addition to being lighter weight, aluminum 80% 1911 frames are much easier to finish than steel frames. Whether you are completing a 1911 frame using a handheld jig, drill press or milling machine, starting with aluminum is going to save you a lot of time and frustration.
Since these frames are only 80% completed, they do not require an FFL or paperwork to have them shipped to your door. Once you make any modifications to the frame that take it beyond 80% complete, it then falls into the legal definition of a firearm. Assuming it is legal for you to own a firearm, it is legal for you to build your own firearm for yourself.
What Still Needs to be Completed?
Cutting slide rails
Cutting barrel seat
Drill hammer pin hole
Drill sear pin hole
Features of our 1911 80% Frames:
Made for 5" barrel length
Made from 7075 aluminum
CNC-machined 60% lighter than steel
Easier to finish than steel
No FFL required
Made in the USA (Ohio)
We are not lawyers - please educate yourself about your local and state laws.