1911 University™

1911 University

Welcome to the 1911 University™! The 1911 University™ brings you the opportunity to build your own 1911 under the close instruction of Joe Chambers™. This will be a fun and functional hands on learning class that you are sure to enjoy.

The class teaching is set up on a Sunday through Saturday schedule. Saturday night prior to the class, the shop will be open for those of you who wish to come hang out, pick your work bench, and get to know each other.

The class will include written and verbal instruction, all parts for the gun as well as a few minor tools we feel are necessary for you to have a successful experience. There will be some items on the required tool list that you may not have that are specific to the class (stones, files, etc.) that we will have available at the shop for your purchase.

The 2019 price for the class is $4,500.00 for the standard .45 auto build. Guns in 9mm and .38 super may be built at Joe’s discretion for a nominal additional fee to cover part costs. A non-refundable initial payment of $1,500.00 is due when you enroll for the class.  The final amount will be due 60 days prior to the class start. Tuition payments can be made by check or money order to the address at the bottom of this page.

1911U Student Pistol, Finished with Additional Options

All class slots are first come first serve. To reserve your seat, email heidi.chamberscustom@gmail.com and let her know your initial tuition payment is on the way. She will inform you if seats are available for the class you wish to take.

Once your initial payment is made you will be sent a class syllabus that will contain where you can find local accommodations (which you are responsible for yourself), airport information (for those flying in to the class), tools needed for the class, class schedule and other information pertinent to your class week.

Joe is looking forward to teaching you how to build a 1911 pistol as he builds them here every day at Chambers Custom™.