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Old 12-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #21
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I have a few 1911 guns, Colts, customs and such. My favorites are my S&W. They are far more accurate out of the box than I am.

Going against the grain but I shoot more than most, trigger jobs are over rated. The avg shooter cannot tell a good trigger from a bad trigger. Most shooters either use too much finger or too little anyway. As long as the trigger is tight and breaks smoothly, a trigger enhancement is not going to be noticed as an improvement.

The main thing is to learn to shoot a 1911. They shoot differently and a lot better than other guns. People seldom take the time to learn the gun but just go fire them on occasion. I shoot about 200 rounds per week and would love to do twice that but cannot do so and be on the streets as well in work.

Now how many here know the standard 1911 comes with it's own tool box so no other tools are needed to completely disassemble it? Do you know what tools are made in the gun?

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I have a few 1911 guns, Colts, customs and such. My favorites are my S&W. They are far more accurate out of the box than I am.

Going against the grain but I shoot more than most, trigger jobs are over rated. The avg shooter cannot tell a good trigger from a bad trigger. Most shooters either use too much finger or too little anyway. As long as the trigger is tight and breaks smoothly, a trigger enhancement is not going to be noticed as an improvement.

The main thing is to learn to shoot a 1911. They shoot differently and a lot better than other guns. People seldom take the time to learn the gun but just go fire them on occasion. I shoot about 200 rounds per week and would love to do twice that but cannot do so and be on the streets as well in work.

Now how many here know the standard 1911 comes with it's own tool box so no other tools are needed to completely disassemble it? Do you know what tools are made in the gun?
You can use the hammer strut as the disassemble tool.. :-)
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You can use the hammer strut as the disassemble tool.. :-)
True but you have to get to it first
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Good sight BUT you still have to have a POINTY tool to START with
The firing pin is best BUT you have to remove the FP retainer
I still say you can't START to disassemble the 1911 with anything ON the 1911 untill you get to the part you need to----Well- You get my point
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The site I sent you explains it from scratch. I was really bored one day and took a mil spec Colt out to try it. Be danged if it did not work. Got the screws out, the barrel bushing and everything.

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Yes.
Is this the sight you are referring to?

The 1911 Pistol is its own toolbox

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Yes.
Is this the sight you are referring to?

The 1911 Pistol is its own toolbox
Yes it is.

The one thing that must be remembered though is the article applies to military spec 1911. A few of my guns have hex head srews holding the grips. That takes a tool not on the guns. A few more have bumper pads on the mags. They will not work on the barrel bushing. Pretty much all the rest will go as described in the article.

The US Army gave me a 1911 and taught me to fire it effectively. Then they taught me to field strip it in total darkness by feel. After I got that mastered, they taught me to reassemble it by feel in total darkness. What they did not teach me was how the parts work to totally strip the gun without tools.
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You have to have a fired case to start-
Not part of the 1911-
I still call fowl

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