Do-It-Yourselfer 1911 lovers rejoice! Tactical Machining has just released a new 80% 1911 receiver – the 80% TM Recon Frame. The new 1911 frames are CNC machined from an investment casting of 4140 ordinance grade steel. It has some really slick features like a light rail and scallops on the frame as an index point for your thumb or index finger.
As with any 80% receiver, there is some work to do. In this case you will need to machine the slide rails, hammer and sear pin holes, and barrel seat.
If you are handy, you can build yourself a modernized 1911 without having to do any paperwork.