Building a Racegun
368
STI standard non-ramped frame kit- you supply
80
at least 1 assembled mag- you supply
190
9/38S STI or Caspian slide
20
long firing pin- Limcat, McLearn
15
firing pin stop EGW series 80- 9mm
70
Aftec extractor
15
Ed Brown small parts
8
Wolff recoil spring #9
195
Scheumann or KKM  1-24  twist Para ramp
150
compensator
6
17# ISMI mainspring
29
EGW sear spring
50
Wilson ultralite hammer or comparable EGW
30
EGW sear
14
titanium strut
20
disconnector EGW ball
30
slide stop
58
Wilson wide ambi safety
35
STI or Ed Brown beavertail safety
10
link and pin
20
EGW ext. ejector
17
one piece guide rod
60
mag well
220
C-More slide ride sight
90
Allchin mount with blast shield
15
STI reverse plug
   
   
   
   
90
machine fit slide to frame
150
fit match barrel
65
cut frame for Para ramped barrel
   
75
trigger job (2 1/2lb. approximate)
50
fit beavertail
50
fit ambi safety and lower
   
20
fit oversize firing pin stop
50
chamber barrel
100
2 barrel ports
30
fit ejector- machining extra
45
fit and tune extractor
20
blend rear of slide to frame
60
D&T and install scope mount
500
lighten slide (10.0oz.) with diamond grip
45
cut, crown and thread barrel
25
precision fit cone
40
angle slide and gap comp
15
align ream comp and bore
100
fit sides, top and bottom of our comp to slide
   
150
prep and blue
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Here is a list of parts and labor used to build an open
racegun similar to #71.
Prices may vary due to brands, styles, price increases, etc.
NOTE- We do not do hard chrome plating. We blue our pistols only. If you want it plated, you will need to send it to
a plater yourself. You and the plater will have to deal with all the problems that may arise with the plating.
NOTE- Our pistols are designed for use with ammo that is around 165 power factor. If you are going to use lighter
loads, you will need to have the slide lightened up lighter and use a smaller comp.
NOTE- We do not recommend using a bull barrel with a steel comp for open guns. They add too much weight and  
will slow down the cycling of the slide, unless the comp is a smaller one.  Remember, the slide can not begin cycling
until it pulls the barrel rearwards and down first. If you do want to use a bull barrel, then use a titanium compensator
with it, however they have a tendency to shoot loose more often than a coned comp.

I prefer a coned comp on a standard barrel. That is the lightest set up and requires the least slide lightening. A
larger and more efficient comp can be used also.

A bull barrel and a titanium comp would be the next best choice.

A bull barrel and steel comp is the last choice that I would use since it is the heaviest set up. It requires more slide
lightening or a smaller comp.

In the end, the weight of the barrel and the weight of the comp as well as the efficiency of it, must be matched up
with the weight of the slide. That determines how well the gun will cycle.  A big comp will require a lighter slide. Also,
a heavier barrel will require more slide lightening. Adding a racker also adds extra weight to a slide.
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NOTE- Do not use stainless steel frame or slide. They have a tendency to gall. If you insist on using them, don't
complain if you have a problem with them. Expect to send it to a plater to get hardchromed.
NOTE- Shipping of a frame or gun is to be by FedEx Priority Overnight Airmail. It is the only way that I know of to
legally ship. If you want it shipped a different way, let me know how and I will ship it at your own risk. Will not ship
through the Post Office (unless through a dealer) since that is a Federal Crime.
ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA