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1911 Class

Some pics and a report. And some truth: If you are going to treat your gun like your lawnmower get a Glock

9 Responses to “1911 Class”

  1. Matt in AZ Says:

    I love that I can watch a 5 min vid on Youtube and learn to completely disassemble my Glock and some OFWG takes a class on 1911 disassembly. Makes sense as a 1911 has 70 parts and a Glock 17 has (IIRC) 33 parts.

  2. chris Says:

    I would really, really like to take this class one day.

  3. comatus Says:

    My Gravely and Wheel Horse, both older than most here, function perfectly. I don’t complain about basic maintenance, but that’s an attitude I had to grow into.

    “Most people treat their cars like a refrigerator” is that it’s an insult — to refrigerators.

    Il faut que jeunesse se passe.

  4. mikee Says:

    I treat my Glock much better than I treat my my lawnmower. Does that make me an overly fussy Glock owner or a poor excuse for a lawn owner? Or both?

    And that class looks really fantastic.

  5. Sid Says:

    Not to get off topic, too much…

    The 1911-Glock issue sort of parallels the AR-AK issue. The hyperbole from both sides can get thick. The one issue that makes me giggle is when someone buries an AK in the sand and then digs it up to shoot it. I know what they meant to demonstrate. But my 5 year-old son was watching a similar display (gun stress test IIRC) and asked “why did they bury the gun?”

    Some guns require more maintenance than others. Some guns owners perform far too much maintenance compared to what is actually necessary to keep the gun in good working order. For each weapon, the gun owner has to accept the balance.

  6. Jack Says:

    You don’t need a class to learn to take apart a 1911.

    A 5min youtube vid can do it too. That’s how I learned to full disassemble mine.

    Still, a 1911 takes more care, but not much more really.

    Also my lawnmower is a Simplicity that’s over 40 years old and runs like a champ and hardly needs any maintinance. Still original tires too.

  7. Cargosquid Says:

    Well, I do seem to cut a lot of grass when I use an outdoor range…so my Glock IS a lawnmower…..

  8. Bat Chain Puller Says:

    I believe the 1911 has ~41 removable parts if you include 4 for the mag catch, 3 for the plunger assembly, 3 for the hammer and 3 for the mainspring housing; none of which are usually broken down. A GI 1911 can be detail stripped in less than a minute with no tools.
    My Sears mower is 31 years old and I’ve never changed the oil (just added)or spark plug. I have filed the blade. It’s mowed lawns in OK, WA, CA and VA.

  9. Brad Says:

    http://ambivalentskeptic.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/m1911-history-on-this-day-15-march-1911/

    What is the problem with the contemporary 1911? The US Army didn’t seem to have such problems.