The 1911 can be field stripped using internal parts as tools. I would 'assume' all 1911 fans who have been around a while would know this. My lovely better 1/2 is pulling a shift at the ER on this fine Christmas Day so I invited some of the boys over this afternoon to watch a little basketball and we started talking guns. Two of them have been around 1911s for quite a while. One of them brought a 1911 and a new trigger and wanted to swap it out. The Laker game was a bust so I cleared a bit of the coffee table and went to work. He brought a small punch and a tiny screwdriver. I mentioned that these were not needed to get the trigger out and was met with a bit of skepticism. So for those of you who are not familiar with the tools contained in the 1911: - the thumb-safety axel is used to push out the MSH pin and remove the firing pin retainer/stop -- the firing pin is used to push out the sear and hammer retaining pins --- the bent tab on the sear spring is used to remove the mag release The grips are still firmly but I'm sure JMB had the solution for that planned. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!