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New Springfield TRP

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Palouse, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Palouse

    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    I'm picking up a NIB Springfield TRP today, and it's really my first 1911. I recently sold a G21SF and was without a .45, and I've hemmed and hawed over whether to buy a 1911 for over a year, but I've finally gotten my dealer to a price where we're both satisfied.

    Most of my pistol shooting life I've done the polymer thing, so I really don't know much about the 1911 other than I've really wanted one. Ergo, a few questions. Is break-in any different than any other pistol? Is there any initial maintenance I should do that's unique to the 1911? At what break-in round count should I be comfortable trusting the pistol? Any special tools I should buy? Where and how often should I be lubricating the pistol? Any tips are appreciated.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Nevermind,........
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    Thanks, guys. I got your replies via email.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Not worth getting into.

    No special tools needed to maintain a 1911.
     
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    i run a slurry of JB Bore Compound and oil on the frame/slide rails and work it by hand.
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    Thanks for the links, FAA. Very helpful. Disassembly of a 1911 is not quite like a Glock. I don't think I'd have gotten the thing apart or back together on my own.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    While you need to take some with a bit of humor, there are MANY good videos on YouTube as well!
     
  11. Palouse

    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    :shocked: Seriously? JB Bore Compound at the junction of the slide/frame? I only use JB when breaking in a rifle bore. How long do you do this? And why, exactly?

    Not questioning you at all, BTW. Just ignorant.
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I can not really answer for Quack,.....he's 10 times more knowledgeable than I
    However, I would assume the slurry acts as a very fine polishing compound for breaking in the slide to frame rail fit
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    that would be it. does the same thing as shooting the mythical 500rds to break it in. i got the info from 1911Tuner, who is more knowledgeable than me.

    i rack the slide a few hundred times and cleaning and re-applying the slurry along the way.

    i do this on production guns, the only production gun i didn't do this to was the Remington 1911-R1 so i can give an accurate range report for an out of the box gun.


    some manufacturers will say not to clean it until after 500rds. the reasoning behind that is that the unburnt powder will mix with the gun oil and provide final lapping
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    from Wilson Combat

     
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    Check out the big brain on Quack!

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    congrats on the TRP. Im sure you will enjoy this gun very much!
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    Sigh.

    Well, I took off lunch to buy this thing, and the manager reneged on what I thought was the negotiated the price. Now I'm back to square-flippin'-one.
     
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    That SUX!

    Guess it was meant to be,.......find another shop!
     
  20. Palouse

    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    They're the only one in town.

    I just called and spoke to the guy, expressed my disappointment, and he's working on it...needs to talk to the owner.

    Good grief, I feel like I'm buying a used car.