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Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Dalton Wayne, Nov 18, 2011.
First field strip I put an idiot scratch on mine.:frusty:
buying my first 1911 was my mistake...it's an addiction now... ound:
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH fool, Oh darn :bolt: nvm
Noob mistakes? I bought a Para, got rid of that (glad I did) and then bought a Springfield.
The Springfield now resides with someone else, who loves it.
I like my Kimbers.
I bought a Les Baer TRS,.........then I traded it off for a bolt gun.
It had been hard chromed & bobtailed by Virgil himself! :der:
Picked up and shot a .45 that my father had back when I was 7 yrs old.
First centerfire handgun that I ever fired.
I'm 54 now,and I can't tell you how much this addiction has cost me in 47 yrs. :Cry:
Detailed stripped the slide in my back yard, and firing pin and spring went flying into the grass. Never found them.
This. It was all of about 6 hours old.
Can you guys explain to this newb what the "idiot scratch" is, so that I don't put one on mine if I get a 1911 soon?
the scratch on the frame from putting the slide stop back into the frame.
When I was reassembling my Dad's Colt Combat Commander the recoil spring shot out from under my thumb. It took me a while to find it, that was a big sigh of relief when I did.
Can you explain to yet another newb how to avoid the "idiot scratch"?
The essential part is avoiding them. Watch some youtube videos and go slow. Some folks will put a piece of tape or business card under the slide stop before inserting it. Being careful works too!
I knew all about it before I made my "reassembly mark". I was trying to be careful and everything. It all happened so fast. Haven't done it since though.
My son learned a few new words that night.
After a while I stopped noticing it. Guns inevitably get banged up and used looking over time.
My noob mistake was NOT sending my first 1911 (Norinco) off to Wilson, because they said it would cost about $700-800 and was gonna take 6-8 weeks! At the time, I thought that was WAY too much money and WAY too long a lead time. Boy was I nieve. ound:
Check this thread out. There's a link to Logman's guide on how to modify your slide stop and avoid the pain.
No offense intended.. but there's really no need to modify. If you just go in straight, and use both hands... its a snap!
It took me a long time to learn to detail strip and re-assemble it while blind-folded.
Growing up with a Marine GySgt father has it's challenges! :biggrin1:
Idiot scratch and shooting the recoil spring across the room:Cry: