1911 Field Stripping for Dummies

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Amsdorf, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    When I got my first 1911, the thought of disassembling and reassembling it was a bit intimidating. So, I decided to make this video, shot in a well lit interior studio type setting, with clear, close ups and explanations. Respectfully offered for your use and consideration and sharing with others.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD_g-o2H8us[/ame]
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Good video as always. I'm sure it will come in handy for some of our new members.
     

  3. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Thanks, glad you liked it.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I just read the owners manual, and tried my best to avoid the famed "idiot scratch", with great success! I try to learn from other's mistakes when and where I can.

    I wish I had found a video like this before I started though.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I would have assumed you were capable of a complete tear down on a 1911.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I am now. But before I bought my own I had only handled them. Never fired or field stripped one before then.
     
  7. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    1911s are easy.....kinda like a SAW is;)
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    A SAW is so much easier. It practically falls apart with my fingertips.
     
  9. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya but you have just as much experience tearing one apart as I do tearing my Colts apart;)
     
  10. nickel1911

    nickel1911 New Member

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    Good vid. Thanks for posting.
     
  11. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Glad you liked it...I've got ideas for a couple more.
     
  12. BlueXJ

    BlueXJ New Member

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    Great video, but have you torn down the frame and safety plus the trigger assembly. That is what I would love to see a video of.
     
  13. Amsdorf

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    What you are referring to is a "detail stripping" ... yes, I have done it, I'm not as comfortable with doing it just because I do not do it very often. On a pistol that is a range gun, there's no huge need to detail strip it often. I field strip after every shooting session, clean, lube, etc.