How to: 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 … Read more

1911 Recoil Spring Replacement Chart- For Better Pistol Performance

Colt, Rock Island, Springfield and 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

How to: Kimber Pro Carry II 1911 Disassembly Quick and Easy

How to Disassemble a Kimber Pro Carry 2, 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 … Read more

How to Disassemble a Kimber 1911 5″ Barrel Custom Models

How to take apart a Kimber 1911 .45 with a 5″ Barrel. Complete Disassembly, Takedown and Field Strip Video and 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 … Read more

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

How to Disassemble, Clean and Lubricate 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 lube and reassembly, this tutorial will allow you how to quickly and confidently perform this task in … Read more

How to Field Strip, Clean and Reassemble a Kimber 1911 .45 ACP

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 … Read more

How To Clean a Kimber 1911 – Cleaning a 1911 .45 ACP Pistol

Cleaning Instructions for a 1911 .45 ACP Pistol 1911 Cleaning Instructions In this article, I am going to show you, step by step, how to properly field strip and clean a 1911. I will use a Kimber Pro Carry II pistol for the demonstration.  You will see the gun cleaning tools and supplies that I … Read more