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1911 Long Slide

1911 Long Slide

Woody's TM Frame

Woody's TM Frame

Very nice frame examples - both the frame and slide were plated with electroless nickel, finished off with black accents and controls, Trijicon night sights and Sig Equinox Blackwood grips with Torx screws. "I couldn't have done it without you guys' help! The tools made it a breeze and the parts were all top quality even though they were reconditioned."

Very nice frame examples - both the frame and slide were plated with electroless nickel, finished off with black accents and controls, Trijicon night sights and Sig Equinox Blackwood grips with Torx screws. "I couldn't have done it without you guys' help! The tools made it a breeze and the parts were all top quality even though they were reconditioned."

Both the slide and the frame have been electroless nickel plated. They were done at a shop in Anaheim called TechPlate.

Both the slide and the frame have been electroless nickel plated. They were done at a shop in Anaheim called TechPlate.

Another build submission, this one is one of our new anodized type 2 frames. To get the rails black, he used Aluminum Black Touch-Up from Birchwood Casey:

Another build submission, this one is one of our new anodized type 2 frames. To get the rails black, he used Aluminum Black Touch-Up from Birchwood Casey:

Some new build submissions, thanks guys for sending them, always fun to see what people are building: Metallic blue cerakote job and some Houge Piranha G10 G-mascus grips  

Some new build submissions, thanks guys for sending them, always fun to see what people are building: Metallic blue cerakote job and some Houge Piranha G10 G-mascus grips
 

"All work was done by me in my home shop and I duracoated in dark bronze. The holster is from T-Rex, it's the side car and the light is an apl."

"All work was done by me in my home shop and I duracoated in dark bronze. The holster is from T-Rex, it's the side car and the light is an apl."

P229 legion slide and grips on your frame before sending for color-matched Cerakote by MSG limited

P229 legion slide and grips on your frame before sending for color-matched Cerakote by MSG limited

A P226 slide on our 229, Cerakoted Sig Dark Gray by MSG limited, modified E2 grip kit.

A P226 slide on our 229, Cerakoted Sig Dark Gray by MSG limited, modified E2 grip kit.

Some pictures sent in by a customer of his nicely done 80% 229

Some pictures sent in by a customer of his nicely done 80% 229

226 .40 slide on the 229 frame with 226 mag and an X-Grip. Cerakote by Pittsburgh Cerakote.

226 .40 slide on the 229 frame with 226 mag and an X-Grip. Cerakote by Pittsburgh Cerakote.

Type 3 anodized frame with green grips, nice contrast.

Type 3 anodized frame with green grips, nice contrast.

"The slide and frame are Cerakoted with Graphite black, all the other components are coated in Armor black. I added an SRT kit and with a little modifying I was able to fit a P229-E2 grip onto the frame perfectly. "

"The slide and frame are Cerakoted with Graphite black, all the other components are coated in Armor black. I added an SRT kit and with a little modifying I was able to fit a P229-E2 grip onto the frame perfectly. "

Type 2 anodized frame in navy blue

Type 2 anodized frame in navy blue

A very fine collection of four 1911 80%s built by Woody @ Wicked X Arms who also sells 1911 parts on his website. "Your jigs cut 15 and still going on the same cutters"

A very fine collection of four 1911 80%s built by Woody @ Wicked X Arms who also sells 1911 parts on his website. "Your jigs cut 15 and still going on the same cutters"

Tactical 6 Long Slide

Tactical 6 Long Slide

Tactical Machining 1911

Tactical Machining 1911

22 TCM

22 TCM

Commander Bob Tail

Commander Bob Tail

A great example of the 226 and 229 built on our 80% frame. Both frames duracoat.

A great example of the 226 and 229 built on our 80% frame. Both frames duracoat.

"I recievd my rail cutting and decking jig in only 4 days. Great shipping. I went to work on my 1911 builders stainless frame and it was a breeze decking it. On to the rail cutting jig. I had tried to do it by hand with the "other" companies jig. It works great on softer aluminum, but the steel was extremely difficult. I only got 3/4 thru one side after several hours of hand cutting and the cutter dulled. I put it into the Matrix jig and it was smooth as butter. I used my drill and cut away. 15 minutes later I was done. Both rails perfect. A little filing and a lot of lapping compound and the slide and frame fit like one piece. No slop at all. Great product!"

"I recievd my rail cutting and decking jig in only 4 days. Great shipping. I went to work on my 1911 builders stainless frame and it was a breeze decking it. On to the rail cutting jig. I had tried to do it by hand with the "other" companies jig. It works great on softer aluminum, but the steel was extremely difficult. I only got 3/4 thru one side after several hours of hand cutting and the cutter dulled. I put it into the Matrix jig and it was smooth as butter. I used my drill and cut away. 15 minutes later I was done. Both rails perfect. A little filing and a lot of lapping compound and the slide and frame fit like one piece. No slop at all. Great product!"

"Hello Matrix Precision, Wanted to write you guys to express my gratitude for your craftsmanship on the Sig Sauer p229. This was my first build project. Your cutting and drilling jigs made the job almost too easy. I had the frame and grips magpul FDE cerakoted, and added Siglite sights. Took it to the range today and ran about 100 rounds without a single issue. Again thank you for this project and I look forward/hope there will more in the future."

"Hello Matrix Precision, Wanted to write you guys to express my gratitude for your craftsmanship on the Sig Sauer p229. This was my first build project. Your cutting and drilling jigs made the job almost too easy. I had the frame and grips magpul FDE cerakoted, and added Siglite sights. Took it to the range today and ran about 100 rounds without a single issue. Again thank you for this project and I look forward/hope there will more in the future."

"I had a great time building my Sig 228/229 handgun. I bought your 80% frame and refinished parts kit. I used your jig and even though I have a mill, it made for a rewarding weekend. I used Meprolight adjustable night sights, Hogue grips and added a short reset trigger mod. The frame is finished in Ceracoat. I also rounded the trigger guard as a personal preference. Special thanks to Mosin Virus for his videos on setting up and using the rail cutter. Your cutter works GREAT. The build cost was way less than a new SIG and the German slide is a tad better engineered than the US built (nothing against the US slides but the German is tighter tolerance) The finish on the refurbished parts kit is excellent. I am very pleased with the whole project and my friends can't believe how well it looks. I've built several AR platforms in .308 and 5.56 along with a 1911's. I have a new 1911 project that I'm going to try using your cutter."

"I had a great time building my Sig 228/229 handgun. I bought your 80% frame and refinished parts kit. I used your jig and even though I have a mill, it made for a rewarding weekend. I used Meprolight adjustable night sights, Hogue grips and added a short reset trigger mod. The frame is finished in Ceracoat. I also rounded the trigger guard as a personal preference. Special thanks to Mosin Virus for his videos on setting up and using the rail cutter. Your cutter works GREAT. The build cost was way less than a new SIG and the German slide is a tad better engineered than the US built (nothing against the US slides but the German is tighter tolerance) The finish on the refurbished parts kit is excellent. I am very pleased with the whole project and my friends can't believe how well it looks. I've built several AR platforms in .308 and 5.56 along with a 1911's. I have a new 1911 project that I'm going to try using your cutter."

1911 Builds Submit Pictures of Your Build An email from a jig user: "I love this jig! I have milled 3 frames without any problems. (pics of three frames below) Thanks for such a great product! By the way, Harbor Freight sells a set of files that has a square file which is perfect for the rails." http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/files/12-piece-precision-needle-file-set-4614.html  

1911 Builds

Submit Pictures of Your Build

An email from a jig user:

"I love this jig! I have milled 3 frames without any problems. (pics of three frames below)

Thanks for such a great product!

By the way, Harbor Freight sells a set of files that has a square file which is perfect for the rails."

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/files/12-piece-precision-needle-file-set-4614.html

 

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A contribution by a customer who is using our barrel seat cutter to build a Stealth Arms aluminum 80% "It cut the aluminum like butter. That is just “dirt” on the barrel seat - just the way the photo caught it – the cut looks almost polished. PS – (not trusting you) I put .002 shim between the frame and your jig and made the barrel seat cut. Measured it up and……. Yep - needed .002 more. Put it back in your jig and re-cut – Perfect! Makes cutting the barrel a whole lot easier. Thanks"

A contribution by a customer who is using our barrel seat cutter to build a Stealth Arms aluminum 80%

"It cut the aluminum like butter. That is just “dirt” on the barrel seat - just the way the photo caught it – the cut looks almost polished.

PS – (not trusting you) I put .002 shim between the frame and your jig and made the barrel seat cut. Measured it up and……. Yep - needed .002 more. Put it back in your jig and re-cut – Perfect! Makes cutting the barrel a whole lot easier. Thanks"

A picture from another first time builder: "Stealth arms alloy frame, easy smooth fit from frame to slide, parts just dropped in couldn't have made a better jig so easy and straight forward thanks for all the help I do appreciate it, I'll keep you posted on future builds and probly bug you some more when I hit a rough patch"

A picture from another first time builder: "Stealth arms alloy frame, easy smooth fit from frame to slide, parts just dropped in couldn't have made a better jig so easy and straight forward thanks for all the help I do appreciate it, I'll keep you posted on future builds and probly bug you some more when I hit a rough patch"

"Just received my order. The barrel seat jig worked like a charm!!!!!!!! Well I never doubted. All Jigs I purchase from you guys are top grade!!!!!! When I have time I will have to finish up this 80% lower with the 80% jig I got from you folks. Few pics attached. I didnt have my vise locked down so I decided to do it off my little drill press instead of my mill. Worked like a champ!!!!!! FYI. Completed 1911 is a Stealth arms lower done off your 80% jig.

"Just received my order. The barrel seat jig worked like a charm!!!!!!!! Well I never doubted. All Jigs I purchase from you guys are top grade!!!!!! When I have time I will have to finish up this 80% lower with the 80% jig I got from you folks. Few pics attached. I didnt have my vise locked down so I decided to do it off my little drill press instead of my mill. Worked like a champ!!!!!! FYI. Completed 1911 is a Stealth arms lower done off your 80% jig.

a 1911builders.com steel frame with checkering: "The jig was perfect. Thanks again for everything! Wouldn't have even started without the confidence the jig gave me!!"

a 1911builders.com steel frame with checkering:

"The jig was perfect. Thanks again for everything! Wouldn't have even started without the confidence the jig gave me!!"

a 1911builders.com steel frame with checkering: "The jig was perfect. Thanks again for everything! Wouldn't have even started without the confidence the jig gave me!!"

a 1911builders.com steel frame with checkering:

"The jig was perfect. Thanks again for everything! Wouldn't have even started without the confidence the jig gave me!!"