I decided to get a Stealth Arms 1911 phantom jig http://www.stealtharms.net/shop/jigs/1911-phantom-jig.html this jig does not require machining equipment. it is all done by hand so exactly my style (I enjoy the build process itself) Here is a video of its use. (Mosinvirus is a great youtube account, has lots of good videos including complete takedowns of several old firearms) So now I need an inexpensive kit to finish it off. Sarco is well known for having basic inexpensive kits but they are all sold out. Though I did get a frame from them Anyone have any recommendations on a basic kit to finish it off? My goal is more the process than a finished product so I dont want to invest in thousands of dollars worth of parts if I mess it up. But it would be nice to see it fire when I was done. And I know I could buy a complete RIA 1911 for less than the cost of the kit and frame (I already have one).