How to do a complete disassembly of a 1911?
Complete Disassembly If you want to take your 1911 completely to pieces, there are several further steps: Take out the firing pin and firing pin spring from the firing pin channel. Using your punch, start the taking the extractor out.
Is it easy to clean a 1911 pistol?
Stripping, cleaning, and reassembling a 1911 pistol is actually a lot easier than you think. It’s certainly a more straightforward process than many more modern pistols, because the 1911 was designed as a military, open-carry handgun, and needed to be easy to maintain in the field.
Why was the 1911 pistol made so simple?
It’s certainly a more straightforward process than many more modern pistols, because the 1911 was designed as a military, open-carry handgun, and needed to be easy to maintain in the field. It was therefore designed as quite a simple device, with no parts that are over-complicated.
What kind of housing does a 1911 mainspring use?
Nighthawk Custom Drop-In 1911 Mainspring Housing, Government, 25 LPI Checkering, Stainless
Do you really need to clean your 1911?
Once you’ve stripped and cleaned your 1911 a few times, you’ll actually get really fast at doing it, and the process will eventually become an enjoyable one. On a more serious note, there are certain times when you need to clean your 1911.
How to disassemble a Kimber pro carry 1911?
If you need to know how to disassemble your 1911, see my tutorial: How to disassemble a Kimber Pro Carry 1911. 1911 reassembly video is at the end of this article. 1911 Reassembly Instructions.
What does field strip mean on a 1911?
The term Field Strip means basically removing the slide from the frame, and the removing the recoil spring, guide rod and barrel. Once this is accomplished, these components can then be cleaned and lubed as outlined in my article: Cleaning a Kimber 1911.
Why does my 1911 malfunction all the time?
Often first time purchasers of 1911 system based handguns complain that their guns experience recurring malfunctions or failures. These can occur for a number of reasons, all solvable with some care by the experienced gunsmith or owner that knows how and where to work. It is also important to pay attention to the ammunition to be used.
Where is the firing pin on a 1911?
Use your finger or a punch (or old 1911 firing pin, if you have one) to press the firing pin at the back of the slide. Keeping the firing pin depressed, slide the firing pin stop down. Use caution here; once you have the firing pin stop out of the way, the firing pin will move toward the rear of the slide quickly.
How do you clean a pew pew 1911?
You’ll find that the extractor gets pretty dirty but the trigger mechanism stays nearly pristine. Here’s a great video of a detailed strip of the 1911. Spray everything down with some M-Pro 7 and put thin layer of oil on everything before putting it back together.
This makes it more accurate, and improves your shooting performance, but also guards against the possibility that the gun will jam, and fail to fire at a critical moment. Stripping, cleaning, and reassembling a 1911 pistol is actually a lot easier than you think.