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DIY Gun Cleaning Station | Gun Cleaning Supplies List

Homemade Gun Cleaning Station This article will show you how to make a universal gun cleaning station and give you a list of gun cleaning supplies that you will need to perform your necessary firearm maintenance. Cleaning a gun is not difficult and anyone can do a good job with very little in the way of supplies and tools. I will list the necessary supplies and tools, as well as some optional ones that will make the job a bit…

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1911 Quick Clean and Lube with No Disassembly

1911 quick clean and lubrication without taking the gun apart Sometimes you just don’t want to take the time to take your 1911 apart to do a thorough cleaning. This article is going to be about how to quickly clean and lube your 1911 pistol without performing a field strip. Use this method when you do not have the time to do a thorough job, but still need your 1911 to function. I do not recommend this method as your…

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How to Reassemble a 1911- Step By Step Pictures and Instructions

How to put a 1911 back together What to do next after field stripping for cleaning, recoil spring replacement, repair or upgrade. The 1911 is my preferred gun and I like to keep it clean. It works best when it is clean and lubricated. If you need to know how to disassemble your 1911, see my tutorial: How to disassemble a Kimber Pro Carry 1911. 1911 Reassembly Instructions. Putting a 1911 Back together. This article will show you step-by-step how…

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1911 Function Check and Safety Check

How to Perform a 1911 function check and safety check. Anytime you disassemble or field strip your 1911 for cleaning purposes, recoil spring replacement, plunger tube replacement, upgrade, etc. it is necessary to perform a function check and safety check. This is simply a series of steps to be sure that the gun has been assembled properly and the firearm safeties are working normally.. This tutorial will walk you step-by-step through a thorough mechanical function check. The checks in this…

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1911 Recoil Spring Replacement Chart

Kimber 1911 Recoil Spring Replacement Guide The recoil spring on any semi-automatic gun is critical to the proper performance of the firearm. Each spring has a particular rating relating to how many pounds of force it takes to compress it by one inch. When a spring undergoes many compressions over time, it will become weaker. Springs wear out and need to be replaced at a particular interval to avoid issues with the recoil operation of your gun. When a recoil…

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How and When to Replace the Recoil Spring on a Kimber Pro Carry 1911

Kimber 1911 Recoil Spring Replacement. The recoil spring on your Kimber 1911 or any 1911 is critical to the proper functioning and performance of your firearm. However, just like any other spring, it eventually wears out and becomes weaker. When this happens, your firearm will not cycle properly and you will start to experience malfunctions such as a failure to completely load a new round into the chamber. When the spring gets weak, the slide may not move at the…

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Kimber Pro Carry II Disassembly- Pro CDP, Pro TLE II Disassembly

How to Disassemble a Kimber Pro Carry II, Pro Raptor II, Aegis Elite Pro or Ultra Carry 1911 pistol This article will tell and show you all you need to know about the Kimber Pro Carry 2 disassembly and take down procedure for cleaning purposes, or to replace the recoil spring. The method also works for all Kimber Pro models and Ultra Series pistols. The Kimber Pro Carry II is a 1911 with a 4″ “bull” barrel. The bull barrel…

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How to Disassemble a Kimber 1911 45 ACP- 5″ Barrel Custom Models

How to take apart a Kimber 1911 .45 with a 5″ Barrel. Complete Disassembly, Takedown and Field Strip Instructions This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to disassemble, break down or Field Strip a 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol in .45 ACP. Specifically I will be showing the disassembly of a Kimber Aegis Elite Custom 1911 in 45 ACP. Removing the slide on a 1911 is not hard once you have done it a couple times. Kimber 4″ barrel models such as…

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How To Clean a Bodyguard 380- Disassembly Instructions for M & P Bodyguard 380

How to Disassemble and Clean a Smith & Wesson M&P Bodyguard 380 I am going to show you step-by-step how to disassemble and clean a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 pistol. From the field stripping to complete reassembly, this tutorial will allow you how to quickly and confidently perform this task in 15-20 minutes. After you have done this once, you will be able to do it even quicker the next time without instructions. If you have never tried to…

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Field Stripping and Reassembling a Kimber 1911 .45 ACP for Cleaning

Kimber 1911 Field Strip- Disassembly & Reassembly Instructions This article will show you step-by-step how to disassemble (Field Strip) and reassemble a Kimber Aegis Elite Custom 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol in .45 ACP.  You will need to know how to perform a 1911 field strip for cleaning purposes. For just the Disassembly, see How to Disassemble a Kimber 1911. Here is some information on setting up a Homemade Gun Cleaning Station. Which 1911 models does this Procedure Work For? This 1911…

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