The only tool you need to complete your 80% 1911 frame confidently.
You don't need to be a professional gunsmith nor do you need access to an advanced milling machine to fabricate a quality 1911 frame at home. With the Stealth Arms Phantom 1911 Jig and an 80% forged aluminum frame, you'll have the components required to cut and drill that 80% frame into a finished unit that's ready for a 1911 parts kit.
How the 1911 Jig Works
The 1911 jig provides two primary components: Side plates for securing the 80% frame and drilling the pin holes for the parts kit, and a carbide cutting (operated by hand) to cut the slide rails and barrel seat. Both machining steps combined take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour for a first-time builder, with no need for measuring or specialty tools.
Your 1911 jig will include appropriately sized drill bits for completing the pin holes, as well as cutting fluid for ensuring the cutting car glides freely over the frame while cutting, without binding or skipping. The only additional tools you'll need are a table vise for securing the frame and jig assembly, and a hand drill for the pin holes.
Compatible with All 1911 80% Frames
Various 80% frames are available for the 1911 platform: Government (5") and Commander (4.25") models provide a full-size or compact/carry profile, with parts kits available in .45 ACP or 9mm Parabellum, magazines included. The Stealth Arms Jig works with all 1911 frames, regardless of size or caliber, and the machining steps are also the same. One jig to build them all.
State Laws May Vary
Contrary to federal law, some states have either restricted or banned the sale, transfer, and ownership of 80% lowers, firearm blanks, and other gun parts. Because of these restrictions, we cannot ship our products to certain states. Please confirm whether your state is restricted on our Shipping & Return Policy before placing an order. We cannot fulfill orders to restricted states if placed.
Your new 1911 build awaits.
DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY gun building, you likely have a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s an area that has a lot of questions that, without the correct answers, could have some serious implications. At 80-lower.com, we are by no means providing this content on our website to serve as legal advice or legal counsel. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research around their respective State laws as well as educating themselves on the Federal laws. When performing your own research, please be sure that you are getting your information from a reliable source.