Greetings, everyone. Have not posted here in awhile but believe me I have spent many hours drooling over all of your pretty guns -- and now I finally have one of my own! (Sorry for awkward angle, don't take many cell phone pics) Although I was (and still am) pining for a 1911, I want to hone my marksmanship skills and don't really have the means to do that with the .45 ACP cartridge Depending on how things pan out in the next few months at the range, I plan on purchasing a Browning Hi Power and/or Colt Goverment Model next (noticing a trend yet?) I haven't taken her to the range, yet. It's still sitting in the box with the grease. The main reason for this is that (gasp) I have never cleaned or disassembled a firearm. I have shot 15 or so, but they were either range rentals or friends' guns. I am not what you would call 'mechanically savvy', but once I do something a couple of times it's usually fine. Having said that, I have searched around a bit and keep coming across different answers. According to the instruction manual, the Buck Mark does not need to be taken apart (at least for this initial cleaning). Since I have zero experience here, I don't want to mess anything up before I've even shot the thing. Seems to me that I can just lock the slide back, get in there with some oil, a toothbrush, some q tips and solvent (maybe a Bore Snake?) and be good to go. Is there anyone out there who has/had a Buck Mark and can chime in here? Any input is greatly appreciated, and I look forward to being an active member here. Cheers!