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My new 1911. Any advice?

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Old 04-26-2014, 04:14 PM   #21
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Yep warm them up about 500 rds is a good start

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:53 PM   #22
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Congrats on your new pistol,print some of these take to range use as targets, if you are a right handed shooter you may shoot low left when you start, use the target advice, it will help you, remember don't put to much finger on the trigger.
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Always nice to add to the family. Be aware, 1911's are addicting....first you think that you should just add one to the collection, then maybe a Commander size as well, then maybe another caliber. Addictive!

The magazine advice is extremely important. I have thrown away OEM 1911 mags simply because I have plenty of experience clearing jams. At this point my .45 1911's get only Wilson Combat and my 9mm 1911's only get Tripp mags. It is just what I have found to work best for my pistols. YMMV.

Cleaning, any good gun solvent will get it done and I use synthetic oil, it seems to attract less debris. Run them on the wet side, as we all know, lubrication makes the world go 'round.

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Originally Posted by KG7IL View Post

Watch YouTube type videos for complete dis-assembly and reassembly. Some parts can be tricky to reinstall. Videos will show some trick, tips

Hope this helps.
Yes, this.

Especially the reassembly. Especially the slide stop. If you get impatient re-inserting the slide stop, you could make a mistake that'll make you miserable every time you look at it.
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Congratulations. Nice looking shoot'n iron.
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