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Completing Gaston

I had a lot going on this week, but managed to get in a bit of shop time. I used it to get the slide for project Gaston finished.

I used this slide from Ninex19 at a cost of $320, a Glock 19 slide parts kit from Brownell’s ($50), and a Faxon barrel ($210). That makes the total for the upper half $580.

Assembly was easy. I used this video as a guide:

It isn’t the best video, but it got the job done. One thing I wanted to note: the slide came with a brass striker channel, and I used that one instead of the one that came the parts kit.

All I need to do is set the TFO sights on the pistol and it’s done. I think it looks good, but it will be a week or so before I get a chance to test it at the range.

The total cost was $790 plus the $95 for the sights- a total cost of $885, or $45 over budget. A bit more than a factory G19, but I get the extended barrel and the RMR cut. Plus it looks great.

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Looking good!

People always say you could have gotten it cheaper by just buying a Glock … and that’s true if you want a stock Glock, which this definitely is not. Not to mention the sense of satisfaction; this is closer to building than assembling.

Anyway, have you had a chance to cycle some snap caps through it?

If you’re looking for a muzzle brake, made in the USA. Would look great on that build.

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Yeah, not a stock Glock – much better looking – and if the grip angles and all the ergonomics work for you, so much the better.

I’m contemplating doing a 1911, with a metal frame rather than polymer. Different tools and all will be required.

I’ve also toyed with the idea of building a 1911. I think, for the first one, I’d like to do it as part of a class.

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