1911's are ghey!!!

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by spittinfire, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Alright, so now that I've gotten your attention. JD has already laughed at me so I figure the rest of you might as well and maybe you'll have a similar story of your own.

    Last night I sit down with my new Kimber and decide I'm going to break it completely down so I can understand 100% how it functions. I've been working on cars/motorcycles since I was a kid, I'm mechanical minded, I make my living rebuilding machines of some sort. I need this level of understanding on all my equipment. Plus if I do have a malfunction I can trouble shoot it.

    Everyone I've talked to about Kimber reminds me of that pin you need to hold the spring on the guide rod. I look in the box.....no tool. I pop the slide off, no problems, take a look at the rod....paper clip should work right? So I raid the wife's desk for a paper clip. On a side note, I got fussed at for this, shes touchy about her desk, if you're married to a teacher you know what I mean.
    I compress the spring again slide my newly bent paperclip into position and attempt to remove the guide rod. The attempt continues for quite some time....after much frustration I disregard my manhood and go for the owners manual (actually my wife handed it to me but I did read it). All it says about this step is, insearch tool and remove guide rod. WTH??? Remove it how? It won't move backwards and you can't take it thru the front because the stupid paper clip is in the way. This goes on for a little while as my blood pressure increases. I grab my laptop, I'm sure this is a pretty little exploded view of the pistol that will solve my problem. If there is one, I didn't find it. Maybe there is a better write up on how to do it online somewhere. All I found was some idiot on utube that didn't know his brown eye from a hole in the ground. Then I think, what the heck is this magical tool everyone has been reminding me of? So I google it and find a lovely picture. I'm staring into the barrel of my 45(slide only, don't get excited), glancing at the picture and it hits me. I bend the paper clip over and push forward, disassembly complete. VICTORY IS MINE!!

    I felt like such and idoit. Walk over to my XD and have it apart in 5 seconds. The XD is based on a 1911 right? they should come apart similarly right? WRONG! Who else here, when they got their first 1911 didn't know they come apart from the front?
     
  2. Southern6er

    Southern6er New Member

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    I'm assuming Pro size Kimber. I read the manual first. With a weapon, yeah, I'll RTFM first, each and every time I purchase one. :)

    I keep paper clips and a spare tool in my case I take to the range in case I ever need it.
     

  3. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I was disappointed when I got my S&W 1911 that a bushing wrench was included for field striping. But after a few cleanings I find I can get it done with just a bullet.
    I have to say though that the best gun I own as far as ease of breakdown is the Tupperware M&P 45.
     
  4. dunerunner

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    What!! From the front!!!

    DOH.jpg
     
  5. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    I hope for your sake JD reads the post before just banning you from the thread title. :D
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think JD is en route to kill you for that title.
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LOL - I got a PM last night with the same title. I had a good chuckle over it because that is not the first time I have heard someone with that exact same problem... :D

    You "conventional" pistol guys with your slide back, rotate and take apart guns.... What are we going to do with them Cane?? :p

    JD
     
  8. user4

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    My first 1911 was a SA 1911 A1. I had NO clue how to disassemble it, but I found a nice "how to" video on youtube and it walked through the whole process. Also, JD was kind enough to warn me about trying to rotate the slide pin and create that rather unattractive "rookie scratch" on the trigger guard.
     
  9. NGIB

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    The transition from tupperware to a real firearm can be quite a shock to the system. Please cut them some slack as they will learn...
     
  10. SGT-MILLER

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    That was a funny story...lol.

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  11. stalkingbear

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    LMAO! I feel somebody at FTF needs to be held responsible for the cost of a new keyboard which now has spilled coffee all over it. Just kidding guys-my wife made sure it was protected before ever letting me use it.
     
  12. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What do you have, one of those keyboard prophylactics?
     
  13. stalkingbear

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    Yeah-sorta,it's a plastic cover that lays over the keyboard so that food/drink/tobacco won't kill the keyboard.
     
  14. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Guys, this story got better yesterday afternoon as I was getting in my truck to go home from work. I open the door and something strange on the floor board catches my eye. I reach to pick it up and what is it?!?!? That's right, the tool that came with the gun to disassemble the guide rod......again feeling like an idiot. Then I remembered when I picked it up. When I got in the truck with it, I just HAD to open the case and go thru everything just one more time before the drive home and in doing so I apparently dropped the tool.

    This whole event has given me and idea which I will be traveling to my machine shop soon....
     
  15. Gojubrian

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  16. greenjeans

    greenjeans New Member

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    My first 1911 was a SA GI model. I put the "idiot" mark on it first time I reassembled it. Not only got the frame, but the slide, too. Have managed to not scratch the SA Champion yet. It is the GI version, also, and both shoot great.
     
  17. Ubergopher

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    Words can't describe how much I love that picture in its many forms.

    Oh and I have nothing to contribute to this thread, as usual.
     
  18. SGT-MILLER

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    1911's are not ghey...but I know one pistol that is.......
     

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  19. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Glocks definately have the ghey...
     
  20. Glockanista

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    I can empathize with you Spittinfire. My first gun was a Dan Wessoon 357, I got in 77. Then I got my first Colt 1911 back in 78. Taking it apart didn't really bother then, because I fiqured guns are just supposed to be complicated. What stunned me, is when I got my Glock 27 5 years ago and kept looking at the front of it to find where to take it apart. That was weird.