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Old 04-18-2012, 02:19 AM   #21
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Is that THEE Black Licorice?

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Why yes it is.

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Sit down, take it apart and put it back together a 1,000 times. Youll burn it into your brain and Then you won't even have to think about it when you clean it.
I recommend this for everyone firearm you own no matter the make or model.

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Why yes it is.
Btw that is a beautiful pistol man! Like the matching knife and watch also
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Btw that is a beautiful pistol man! Like the matching knife and watch also
Thank you.

Now if I could get Virgil Tripp to make me a black Cobra Mag I'd be set!
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Wow canbrake that is awesome. I think that is my next 1911 to get. I do only have one colt, can always use another.

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I have always though field stripping ANY semi-auto was the correct way to clean them. Heck the first thing I did when I bought my first semi-auto (a 1911) was to sit at my work bench with the instruction manual and break the gun down. I wanted to learn how to do it, plus I wanted to get all that heavy factory oil off the gun and get some fresh oil on it. I have field stripped it after every range trip and given it a proper cleaning. I agree with what others have said, compared to what the gun puts ITSELF thru with every round fired, breaking it down is nothing.

BUT, being new to guns (only been shooting a year) I figured I would at least look into what the guy at the range said since he is older and supposedly wiser. I figured I would ask the pool of experts here for a second opinion.

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I have always though field stripping ANY semi-auto was the correct way to clean them. Heck the first thing I did when I bought my first semi-auto (a 1911) was to sit at my work bench with the instruction manual and break the gun down. I wanted to learn how to do it, plus I wanted to get all that heavy factory oil off the gun and get some fresh oil on it. I have field stripped it after every range trip and given it a proper cleaning. I agree with what others have said, compared to what the gun puts ITSELF thru with every round fired, breaking it down is nothing.

BUT, being new to guns (only been shooting a year) I figured I would at least look into what the guy at the range said since he is older and supposedly wiser. I figured I would ask the pool of experts here for a second opinion.
Well, You seem to be a helluva lot smarter than "the guy at the range"
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If I shoot only a 100 or so rounds through my pistols I only wipe it down good. I only break them down every 500 rounds or so for a REAL good scrubbing and cleaning. Never had a failure because of a dirty gun after I cleaned it really good after buying. Had a couple of failures because I failed to clean and lube it properly when brand new. In a hurry to get to the range and shoot it. By the range I mean out in the country somewhere. Have never shot in an indoor range but once and that was for my CCW. Never will either. To many people and restrictions there.

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Idiot? . . . or Lazy? . .
Perhaps, or perhaps he is dexterity challenged or muffin mitted and cannot disassemble or reassemble without damaging the unit. If he finds a strip difficult, then he may equate it to damage and wear. And for him, it might just be true.

This affliction is not limited to 1911's or even firearms. There are some folks that can damage a claw hammer while removing the upc label.

Perhaps our OP can brush up and share the tips and tricks with Gun Club Guy.

While I still have problems with the frame mounted pieces of the Schwartz Safety, I continue looking fot the tip, trick or hint that will make this as easy as everything else. I don't fear damage, I just find it hard to make my fingers work like they should. (Unfortunately, they don't work like they used to at times.)



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