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1911 Field Stripping for Dummies

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Amsdorf, Jun 10, 2012.

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  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf

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    When I got my first 1911, the thought of disassembling and reassembling it was a bit intimidating. So, I decided to make this video, shot in a well lit interior studio type setting, with clear, close ups and explanations. Respectfully offered for your use and consideration and sharing with others.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD_g-o2H8us"]How to Field Strip and Reassemble a 1911 .45ACP Pistol - Clear and Easy to Understand in High Def - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. glockin-45

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    Thanks for the video. I'm sure it will be very useful to some. Having been felt ridiculed
    over the idiot scratch in the past. I never knew it was an unpardonable offence to have a mark on a fighting weapon, to some 1911 snobes, no one on this forum ofcource.
     

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    Thank you for posting! Very useful.
     
  4. Amsdorf

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    Thanks, glad you liked it.
     
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    Good video. Thanks. First time i had to do it was way before Youtube. LOL.
     
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    Thanks, glad you liked it. It's being well received. I plan on doing a "Part II" demonstrating a full set of function tests.
     
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    If everyone who owns a 1911 would watch this, there would be no such thing as an idiot scratch!
     
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    Always, not sure about that, and frankly, I would not sweat the "idiot mark" too much...I mean, these things are meant to be used, not simply treated like museum pieces, if they are not that.
     
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    There was a day I my feel that way, but not anymore. With the cheapest manufacturing, and imported costing more than Glocks, for example. Not to mention most of Kimber, and Colt offerings costing a grand, no, I don't want an idiot scratch, and they can, and should, be avoided. I shoot my 1911's, that's why I bought them. If I am buying a $1000 1911, it had better not have an idiot scratch, no matter the age. Of everyone who has a 1911 watched this video, again, there would be no idiot scratches!!!!
     
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    Agreed. The only one I am careful with when putting back together is my TRP because I love it :supergrin: The rest of my 1911s--eh, I just get it in there.
     
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    Thats a good idea. I learned a lot from them. My Kimber started to stove pipe. Yup. Went to the mags. Wasted some money before checking function of the extractor.
     
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    +1, I'm getting an TRP, and i sure don't want a scratch on it!:wavey:
     
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    I wish I saw this video sooner lol. Thanks.


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  14. Amsdorf

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    Better late than never?
     
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    Touché. My next 1911 will thank you.


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    Great video, thanks. I spent the whole time wondering if your fingernails were painful down to the quick like that.
     
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    Happy to help.
    :wavey:
     
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    I like the video. You did a great job, and I'll forward it to my buddies. Thanks for posting.
     
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