View Full Version : Where to Get 1911 Parts?

Bug Tussell
July 03, 2014, 21:39
I've got a commander project that's been laying around for years. It needs some frame and slide bits.
Where do you get yours?

July 03, 2014, 22:59
Brownells has parts from most of the custom makers. www.brownells.com
I use mostly Wilson parts. They seem to be the best quality replacement parts I have used.

July 06, 2014, 11:15
Wilson, Ed Brown, Cylinder & Slide

July 06, 2014, 11:51
+1 for Wilson I am sure it would be expensive but I think they sale every part to build a 1911? Every part I have used on my colt was easy to fit most of them I could of rand out of the box. We fit to make it even smoother

July 06, 2014, 13:57

July 06, 2014, 13:59

^^^^^ This.

I refuse to use Wilson parts, as quality has been inconsistent.


July 27, 2014, 20:43

Another option....

July 28, 2014, 11:02
Cylinder & Slide (http://www.cylinder-slide.com/)

Bill Laughridge is the guy that taught all the other guys how to work on 1911's. Colt consults him on 1911 issues. A very knowledgeable pistolsmith!

Even if you don't buy your parts from him, at least go to his web site and do some reading. He has some good technical articles.

For the guys just starting to experiment with 1911's, I also suggest getting Jerry Kuhnhausen's shop manuals on the 1911. There's two volumes. The first volume is about basic function and customizing the 1911. This book is a must buy!
The second volume is more of a tech manual, with blueprints, etc. It has some very good info about dimensions, hole locations, cartridge and chamber dimensions, etc., etc., etc....
I have both volumes, and use them constantly!

Jerry Kuhnhausen has several other manuals about several different firearms. I recommend any of them.

You can find the books here: http://www.gunbooks.com/


Steve in Allentown, PA
July 28, 2014, 15:45
If you define a Commander as having an aluminum frame, you may want to call these folks http://www.jemguns.com/index.html. Best frames currently available.

July 28, 2014, 16:00

Another option....


August 15, 2014, 06:06
CDNN has many 1911 parts and cheap.