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Folks,

Does anyone know of a manufacturer or importer who has a plastic frame 1911?

I know Charles Daley went out of business trying to deal with Bul of Israel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul_M-5

Magnum Research was supposed to have grabbed Bul out from under CD, but the plastic .45s have disappeared from MRs website.

I have seen a few mentioned on the web, but has anyone seen one in "real life" TM?

Geoff
Who wouldn't mind trying a Ruger SR-1911 with a fiber reinforced frame like their P-345.
 

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Not to my knowledge... yet

The Bul wasn't a true polymer frame because it had a machined metal segment that included the rails, barrel seat, and fire control parts.

I know Wilson and Kimber had brief flings with Bul but haven't heard anything about it for some time.
 

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Actually, Bul had brief flings with Springfield Armory and Kimber. The Springfield XM4 never made it to market. The Wilson KZ45 and Spec Ops 9 frames are based on a design by South African designer Alex DuPlessis.

Trivia: DuPlessis actually had a short .45 auto cartridge before the .45 GAP. Called the .45 ADP, it was chambered in his ADP pistol, a polymer-framed gas-delayed design. Heritage Arms was once building these as the Stealth, and even Bill Wilson tried to market them for a time.
 

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Tim: It could be. I don't think the .45 ADP variant ever made it to the US or lasted very long elsewhere.
 

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Does the STI count?
 
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