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1911 Frame Highlights Avalon’s Responsiveness to Customer Needs

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We’re excited to once again exhibit our 1911 frame at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show). Set for Jan. 21-24 in Las Vegas, the show is sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and is one of the sector’s preeminent events.

Although designed specifically for the firearms market, the 1911 frame is a good example of how Avalon responds to customer needs, regardless of industry. The frame provides the basic outline of a handgun, which original equipment manufacturers can finish to their own specifications. It’s also quite popular with the hundreds of boutique handgun shops that specialize in highly customizable guns. 

 Traditionally, the 1911 frame is cut and milled from bar stock or forgings, which can be a time-consuming and expensive process. The integrity of our casting provides the same frame geometry at a fraction of the cost. It is designed with machine stock in all of the necessary areas but has been optimized to reduce machining cycle times.

To make cast 1911 frames available to a wider number of OEMs and custom shops, Avalon decided in 2015 to invest in tooling, allowing our customers to access the frames at a much more attractive cost.

We originally debuted our 1911 frame four years ago at the 2016 SHOT Show and began pouring the frames at our Jackson, Wis., investment casting plant later that year. Since then, our frame has only continued to gain in popularity. It exemplifies just one of many ways that Avalon can lower the overall cost of ownership for our customers.

If you’re going to be at the SHOT Show, make sure to stop by and visit us at Booth 1718 on the SHOT Show floor or at Booth 51310 on the Supplier Showcase floor.

If you won’t be at the show, contact us today to learn how our investment casting capabilities can benefit your project

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