I've been some research on this and saw this old thread: http://hipointfirearmsforums.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=627 Since I'm on a budget and have nothing but time, I thought I'd give it a try. I've been to Sarco, egunparts(Numrich), and Brownells to get an idea of prices but they are just a bit out of reach. Next is to go to local gun stores etc. Found some really good info at m1911.org and shotgun news had an article about 'retro building 1911 on a budget'. Mainly just gathering info so far.