I recently purchased a NOS DW A2 Commander which was my first 1911. To make a long story short, I put a minor idiot scratch/scuff in the blue/black finish. I knew what "'not" to do, but I'll be damned if it didn't happen. I realize that over time all firearms will show wear and have character. However, when there's a specific scratch that implies one's an idiot, it's difficult to see character in that. So, I sold the DW for a loss and moved on.
If it makes you feel better I recently purchased a Colt Gold Cup Trophy, brand new in the box, and it had a scratch from the factory!
Recently, I've been considering buying another 1911 and have been searching the classified ADs. No disrespect intended
, but I've noticed there are a lot of idiots out there just like me
. Though it doesn't make me feel any better, at least I know I'm not alone.
The slide stop on the DW seemed very difficult to snap into place and I was worried about breaking something.
1.) Are all slide stops difficult to insert on a new 1911?
2.) Does it get easier after breaking in a 1911?
3.) Next time, should I firmly press on the slide stop until it snaps in place and not worry about breaking anything?