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How To Field Strip A 1911
Youtube ^ | 7/26/13 | fmgpubs

Posted on 07/30/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by Nachum

Knowing how to safely field strip a 1911 pistol is a must for any new shooter. American Handgunner's Roy Huntington breaks this down into a simple step-by-step process.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


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1 posted on 07/30/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The 1911 is fairly easy to strip and actually even detail strip if you have the intructions. The only problem I ever have is getting that barrel link just in the right spot to put the slide release pin through it.

The Browning Hi-Power us much easier to field strip tho.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 7:46:37 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Nachum

Just watch out for that idiot scratch. Ruined the finish on my first 1911 the first time I took it apart.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 7:48:40 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: yarddog

The most difficult pistol to field strip and put together again, in my opinion, is the 9mm Rohrbaugh.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 7:50:48 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 353FMG

I am not familiar with that one. I know my Father learned to field strip his bring back Luger by himself. I bought one around 1988 then sold it around 4 years later. I never did figure out how to field strip it mostly because it was not shot very much.


5 posted on 07/30/2013 7:54:00 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Love my Hi-Power. Its so smooth its like a dream.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 7:58:01 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: yarddog

One of the most difficult ones for me is the Ruger standard model .22 or target model for that matter.

Also the Astra 400 and 600. It is easy to move the slide assembly off the frame but to field strip it is fairly hard simply because the spring is so strong.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 7:58:12 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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Im sure I can still do a 1911 in my sleep.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 7:59:48 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Nachum
YouTube's a good resource for almost every gun model. So is this: Owners' manuals for all kinds of different guns.
9 posted on 07/30/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Nachum

Bookmark...


10 posted on 07/30/2013 8:07:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Nachum

Certainly appreciated that little shortcut on the take down!

My Gold Cup is tricked out for competition and everything is a tight fit.

Mark IV, Series 70 has a lot of rounds through it, so the small things are starting to need repair/replacement. So I don’t fire it too much anymore.


11 posted on 07/30/2013 8:12:21 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: LibWhacker
Incidentally, despite watching several youtube videos and reading the owner's manual, I STILL cannot manage to strip down my Rock Island Armory Compact 1911 for the life of me. I can pull my Colt 1911 apart like it's a stick of butter, but the RIA has me totally flummoxed. It's like all the videos and the manual are about a different gun: Nobody talks about how difficult one particular step can be.

I've thought about just going ahead and taking it to the range and putting a couple of hundred rounds through it. Maybe it'll loosen up after that and I'll be able to disassemble it. But I still haven't done it.

12 posted on 07/30/2013 8:18:19 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: yarddog

I’m with you on the link/pin thing, ugh! By comparison my Glock is a piece of cake. But ya know, that big stainless 1911 is still so much fun to shoot, I don’t mind the “work” of cleaning and caring for it.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 8:31:51 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum

Thank You, Nachum!
That was a very instructional video. My Mama owns several little .22 and .25 “Saturday Night Specials”, and she has never field-stripped or completely cleaned & oiled any of them. I’m going to bookmark this video just for her. Thank you so much for posting this.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 8:34:43 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Nachum

M4l


15 posted on 07/30/2013 8:57:06 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: LibWhacker

I just bought a RIA tactical officer’s size model. I didn’t have any problems tearing it down. I do want to swap out the GI style thumb safety with an extended one, but I will be finding a local gun smith to fit that properly.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 9:09:53 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: gop4lyf
Okay, I think I've found a video that explains how to work around the difficulty some of us are having while trying to field strip the weapon. Juggalo10mm's explanation of the problem starts about one minute into the video and involves the use of a paperclip.

Apparently the tolerances are so tight, some owners will find they simply cannot remove the guide rod assembly in the normal way. That's certainly the case with mine. The gun might be taking a trip to a smith real soon since I'll be doggone if I'm going to carry around a pocketful of paperclips with me everywhere!

17 posted on 07/30/2013 9:50:07 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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Another reason why I love my Beretta 92FS - I can field strip it and reassemble it blindfolded in a minute.

Simplicity, yet a quality firearm.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 11:49:46 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (FUBO and that pre-op Tranny you call a wife!)
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To: gop4lyf

I assume any gun I regularly shoot will eventually get that idiot scratch. I have 1911’s I shoot and others which stay in the safe.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 4:03:43 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum

Do you have any videos showing the field stripping of a Ruger Mark III easily? Those guns are a son of a B%÷×#


20 posted on 07/31/2013 4:05:42 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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