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  1. General 1911 talk
    Was talking with a buddy about different takedown options and was curious what other prefer to do. I tend to pull the slide back one handed and remove the slide stop and then slide the whole top end off but I'm sure others prefer to remove the spring plug and bushing, etc. So what do you prefer?
  2. NFA Weapons
    For those that have suppressors in jail, you might be at a range that allows you to use that suppressor while you wait. Have you ever decided to break down and do maintenance on that suppressor while at the range? Typically ranges don't let you do work while in the bay. But I'm seeing that the...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Am I the only one that bathes their guns in oil? I'm talking way beyond regular maintenance. I'm talking a slathering mess everywhere. I do this often to all my guns, AR's too. I break them down entirely, soak/coat everything for a few mins, then wipe it all down with a microfiber and...
  4. 1911 Gunsmithing
    What do you guys recommend to have on hand for maintaining and fixing 1911s, for high volume shooters?
  5. General 1911 talk
    Have a DW Pointman 9. Was wondering if there is any type of normal maintenance schedule, other than clean and lube, for say 1,000 rnds, 3,000 rnds, 5,000 rnds and onward?
  6. Beginner's Corner
    I came across this article (link) by Duane Thomas today while educating myself on the nuances of 1911 operation and maintenance. I found the linked article to be informative and reasonably objective. The title is a bit tongue and cheek. As the author states in the conclusion, "No, the 1911 is...
  7. General 1911 talk
    Old Video but good tech
  8. General 1911 talk
    Hi folks, I did a search here, and didn't find anything on the subject. Has anyone had any first-hand experience with a DLC finish? Does it resist scratching, or just wear in general? How is it to maintain? Thanks, C
  9. General 1911 talk
    OK, let me start this off by stating...I'm an idiot. I messed up the grip screws on my Sig. They are stripped and I cant get them out. Any suggestions before I send it to a smith for help.
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