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.