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Cleaned A Few Guns Today

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sawgrass, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. sawgrass

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    So of the 3 guns that I cleaned today:

    One has GI guide rod. (Springfield Pro)

    One has a full length guide rod. (Baer SRP)

    One has a two piece full length guide rod. (Springfield TRP)

    I couldn't clean any of them without either an allen wrench or a plastic bushing wrench. All tight.

    I'm not really one to make a lot of changes if I buy something that I consider 'good' out of the box.

    The GI seems the simplest.

    Discuss.
     
  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Over the past couple of years, all of my new guns have been built with the GI setup and most of my FLGR guns have been converted. I personally can't see the reason for a FLGR. I haven't lost any accuracy or reliability and things are simplified IMO. Hey Sawgrass, why don't you post up a pic of that SRP. I'd like to check it out. And what are your thoughts on racking the slide on the Pro? :cool:
     


  3. sawgrass

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    Racking the Pro goes like this: Grab the slide with my left hand, take a deep breath, push gun forward with my right hand.

    Here's a pic of the SRP.
     
  4. sawgrass

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    I'm not really a fan of FCS. The Baer would look better without them IMO. I don't really like external extractors either, because of the additional lines. To me it's like a 1911 is so graceful and beautiful, less is truly more.

    That said, does anyone know why FN put external extractors on Browning Hi Powers after like 30 years or something without them?

    Glock2740 you are the last guy that I thought would want to see my only other 'black' gun. :rofl:
     
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  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Great looking gun. :thumbsup:
    :rofl:Good point. :rofl:

    You know I love the hardchrome/stainless/NP3+ guns, but I do like the black one's too. :cool:
     
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  6. sawgrass

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    Maybe you should post a pic of your GI CCO. I look at the pic on addicts more than I care to admit. :embarassed:
     
  7. bac1023

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    I actually like the 2-piece guide rods for whatever reason. :dunno:
     
  8. 20South

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    The only FLGR I had was in my TRP. It has since been converted along with the grip screws to make them slotted. I have no need for the FLGR and having to go get a special tool to break it down is just hassle to me.
     
  9. You should throw a TRP operator into the mix. You need a paperclip to take it apart.

    The GI setup is much easier.
     
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  10. buckhorn_cortez

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    You don't need a tool or a paper clip to take the slide off of a pistol with a full length guide rod. You hold the pistol in one hand with your fingers over the top of the slide and your thumb behind the beaver tail.

    Push the slide back with your free hand to line up the take down notch and hold the gun in place with the grip over the top and behind the beaver tail. Pull out the slide release and then let the slide move forward from the recoil spring pressure. Pull the slide off of the frame with one hand with the fingers wrapped under the slide to retain the recoil spring and guide rod in place.

    Reassemble the gun the reverse of taking it apart. I have an EMP, a Wilson Supergrade Elite Tactical, and a Bob Marvel custom - all with full length guide rods and have no problem taking them apart using the method I've described.
     
  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Here you go. :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ca survivor

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    I convert every 1911 I own to GI set up, specially for the weight of the FLGR.
     
  13. sawgrass

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    That is a beautiful gun. Clean lines and no smudges.
     
  14. sawgrass

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    Have you ever had one come loose while shooting?
    I've read something about that. But it could just be internet talk.

    Do you change your guns to two piece?
     
  15. sawgrass

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    Thank you.
     
  16. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The two piece in my Loaded project would come loose, unless I
    Used thread locker. I changed to a GI set-up.
     
  17. vtducrider

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    I forgot to put the guide rod back in when I re-assembled my 1911. The gun still shot fine, so I decided to leave the rod out. In fact, I think I shoot more accurately without it.

    Not sure if there is much to discuss. Do you like red hose better or blue hose?
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  18. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If JMB were to want his gun to have a full length guide rod, he would have designed one in.

    It wasn't like the full length guide rod is an unknown design back in the early 1900s. The Colt 1903 has one.
     
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