One of the things I've been wanting to try my hand at is building firearms and knives. The knife part is pretty easy to get a grasp for, there's plenty of easy (and difficult) kits available to get an idea what the process is for a custom knife. Firearms are a different story. I figure something like a kit 1911 or AK would be an easily-available starting point. I'd like to try something I'm at least remotely familiar and try to put together a 1911. My idea was to find a 1911 frame and parts kit to get a feel for things. Any of y'all builders and have any comments/suggestions?