Monday, August 15, 2011

How to: Field strip a M1911 pistol

Learn to disassemble a model 1911 style pistol.

Required equipment:
  • M1911 Pistol (unloaded)
  • Bushing wrench (as required)
  • Padded bench
  • Well illuminated work area
  • Eye protection

The first step to field stripping your 1911 is to ensure that you have an unloaded firearm. Remove the magazine, both visually and physically inspect the chamber and magazine well. Then clear your work area of stray rounds of ammunition.