I thought that I used up all of my luck when this unlucky girl agreed to marry me 20 years ago. I had more luck when she gave me 2 wonderful boys, when I figured that all of this was way more than I deserved, she goes out and buys me a damascus slide and gives me the ok to build the 1911 that I wanted. I love my wife. Not going overboard is hard to do. Money is always tight with having to pay bills and feed two teenaged kids. I took the commander slide and a frame off of a gun (another gift from my wife) to Wainrights out of New Braunfels to fit slide to frame and barrel to bushing. I plan to use this completed frame to save $. I plan to change out all internals at a later date, and then coat the frame later. Im trying to do this in steps to keep from spending alot of $ at once. What do you guys think. Pics will come later because I took it to smith before I woke up.