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1911 Users Guide (by 10-8 Performance)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Nov 27, 2010.


  1. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    should help the newer 1911 owner's when detail stripping their gun for the first few times.

    FWIW, The 10-8 bench block and armorer's tool are pretty nice. I picked mine up last year.
     
  2. pistolwrench

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    That is the best info on the 1911 that I have ever seen!
    The 1911 community owes Hilton one for this.
    :cool:
     
  3. rsxr22

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    Definitely a good tool Don! You never told me though that the 10-8 sights needed fitted!! Jeez Ive been filing away and still am not close
     
  4. Quack

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    you never asked and need a better file :rofl:

    for those not following along, the "Novak" cut rear dovetail on the Springfield is smaller than the .500" sight base, so the sights rear angle needs to be filed down.

    here's a pic of factory sights off my EMP and TRP, knedrgr's Ultra and my Professional also needed the same fitting.

    [​IMG]

    FWIW, my Kobra Carry and DW Guardian needed no filing.
     
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  5. rsxr22

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    How far were you able to slide the 10-8 into the dovetail before you pushed it in? Brian said he takes his down so he can get it a little more than 1/4 of the way in then uses the sight pusher. I filed it down to the same size for the most part as the standard Triji and Im still not getting the darn thing in
     
  6. wrx04

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    How often do you guys detail strip your 1911's? I have about 2000 through mine and haven't done it, but to a noob, it looks pretty intimidating. Should i try it or have a smith do it?
     
  7. Quack

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    I get the sight started about 1/4 of the way as well, then use a pusher.
    the file i use is a triangle file, i also slightly break the corner on the rear with a few swipes of a flat file.
     
  8. Quack

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    i detail strip it when it's new, and that's mainly because I install a flat trigger. I don't detail strip on a regular basis, but Hilton's recommendation of 1000-3000 rounds is a good place to start.
     
  9. PlasticGuy

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    I was a little intimidated before I detail stripped one of my 1911's for the first time, but it's really not bad. I detail strip and clean each of my 1911's once per year no matter what, and every 3,000 rounds or so if I get there before the year is over.

    I don't agree 100% with Yam's opinions on magazines, but the rest of that article is very good stuff.
     
  10. Cobra64

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    Quack,

    Thanks for the link. It was interesting, informative, and educational. :)
     
  11. AC45ACP

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    I detail strip when New and once a month on my Carry gun.
     
  12. I don't think you needed to file down the sight for my DW CCO neither.
     
  13. Quack

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    nope, didn't need to do anything for your CCO.

    on a side note, i didn't even need a sight pusher to take the sight off of my Guardian, just loosened the screw and pushed it off with my hand. installed the 10-8 the same way, but used the pusher to get it centered.
     
  14. rsxr22

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    Well too bad all the ones you listed were NOT my TRP LOL
     
  15. Cerebrus

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    Thanks Quack.. that is deffnly a great link... altho it does raise a question.. just how similar is the series 80 in comparison to the Swartz safety in a Kimber?