I am a gun newbie. I took one of my pistols apart to try to replace a safety to accommodate some larger, new grips. That gun sat in a ziploc bag for a month. When I felt brave enough, I'd try to piece it back together. Springs went flying and I was totally flipped. I can't tell you how many people PM'd me, offered to fix the gun if I sent it to them, posted videos and other links to help me. I eventually got that gun together and I couldn't have done it without all the help and suggestions of the members here.
"I get by with a little help from my friends.........."