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  1. #1
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    Default just picked up my first 1911

    got a fullsize magnum research desert eagle 1911 G. purchased a galco thumb break holster...........how in the hell do i field strip this thing?

    opinions on this paticular gun?
    sig sauer p239 .357 sig DC(open carry for now)
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    12 ga moss 500 pistol grip(loaded with slug hollow points)[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    Everything i have heard has ben very good,some are calling it the best buy in itsprice range.

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    Congratulations on a perfect choice, after all it is a 1911, may it serve you well for years to come.

    Shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun.

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    Quote Originally Posted by delcosheriffsucks View Post
    got a fullsize magnum research desert eagle 1911 G. purchased a galco thumb break holster...........how in the hell do i field strip this thing?

    opinions on this paticular gun?
    carefully, trust me. You don't want to be on the other end of that spring if it gets loose.

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    Field strip tends to be the same across all brands


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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    IMO the only time you "field strip" a 1911 is to re-lube it every few weeks. If i shoot mine its a total strip down, clean/lube, and assemble. There are some great vids on YouTube of the total strip and assembly. You will want to hit brownells for a "block" and the cool multi screwdriver/punch with the hollow storage handle. 10-8 Performance has a great nylon tool for the 1911 that helps pry off the thumb safety without ducking up your finish.

    The 1911 is a gun of end user dedication.... welcome to the club!!!!

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    nice gun the 1911 will be my 2nd gun purchase
    common sense is a mf

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    Congrats, you are going to love that 1911 design , very thin and feels much lighter in the hand than it actually is.

    You Tube is your friend for info, and do yourself a favor and buy a real Gunsmith screwdriver set this way you wont scratch up your gun and screws, i got the B-square set at Dicks for about $23, but i see Walmart has them now for about $20.00 .

    Happy shooting.

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    If you are going to get into 1911s and start detail stripping them. There a some tools you will want to have:

    You will want a nice driver kit:

    http://www.chapmanmfg.com/MasterKit.html

    You will want one of these (reinstalling the thumb safety and removing the extractor)

    http://www.10-8performance.com/produ...orer-Tool.html

    You will also want a nice set of brass punches:

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CLIBEPMCMAE

    and a small rubber and plastic headed hammer:

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CJ4BEPMCMAE

    If you aren't going to get into detail stripping the frame and slide but only field stripping I would just start with a bushing wrench if one didn't come with the pistol.

    Here is an excellent detailed cleaning vid.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4WPQ...2&feature=plcp
    Last edited by Wilson Guy; June 2nd, 2012 at 05:27 PM.

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    Default Re: just picked up my first 1911

    Congrats on a nice 1911. Well done. Good luck.
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