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Old 07-29-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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Is the 1911 Take Down Tool worth it?

I'm wondering if it's worth buying this:

1911 Kimber Ultra 2012 Takedown Tool

or just buy a pack of the wire take down tools when I break/lose the one that came with my Ultra?

Any experience/thoughts?
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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I've been using these for a couple of years, not had any problems. Easy to use.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:41 PM   #3
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I use the NDZ tool and a plastic guide rod tool to disassemble the guide rod...

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Originally Posted by Longhorn View Post
I'm wondering if it's worth buying this:

1911 Kimber Ultra 2012 Takedown Tool

or just buy a pack of the wire take down tools when I break/lose the one that came with my Ultra?

Any experience/thoughts?
That tool will make breaking down an Ultra easier, as for the L tool, a standard paper clip is a perfect substitute. But it's entirely possible to break down any 1911 without any tools other then your two bare hands, it just takes a little practice.
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Is the 1911 Take Down Tool worth it?

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I use the NDZ tool and a plastic guide rod tool to disassemble the guide rod...

https://www.kimbertalk.com/forums/gun...down-tool.html

http://www.pistolaccents.com/Kimber-...wn_p_1131.html


I use the NDZ but that other one looks like a piece if cake to make on your own.

PS: Chuck, I tried without tools and lost my patience. Fingers hurt too much at times.


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Originally Posted by bhunted View Post
I use the NDZ but that other one looks like a piece if cake to make on your own.

PS: Chuck, I tried without tools and lost my patience. Fingers hurt too much at times.
I agree and if someone had the tools to do it they could make money at $10-$15 a pop..
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Originally Posted by bhunted View Post
I use the NDZ but that other one looks like a piece if cake to make on your own.

PS: Chuck, I tried without tools and lost my patience. Fingers hurt too much at times.


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It's not easy but I learned to do it just to show my son the old bull still had it. He was wanting one of my Ultra's and I said if he could break it down without any tools I'd give it to him. He tried and said it couldn't be done, I showed him it could and still have all my Ultra's.
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It's not easy but I learned to do it just to show my son the old bull still had it. He was wanting one of my Ultra's and I said if he could break it down without any tools I'd give it to him. He tried and said it couldn't be done, I showed him it could and still have all my Ultra's.
If you remember Chuck, about a year or so ago I did it after reading about it from you many times and I did it, but it was a bear to do.

I about put an idiot scratch on my frame when I put it back together and from that moment on I said "Awe hell no"...That's why they make tools to make it easier to take apart and that's what I will always do from here on out....
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
If you remember Chuck, about a year or so ago I did it after reading about it from you many times and I did it, but it was a bear to do.

I about put an idiot scratch on my frame when I put it back together and from that moment on I said "Awe hell no"...That's why they make tools to make it easier to take apart and that's what I will always do from here on out....
I remember that Marshall, you almost earned your man badge that day but there was no excuse for the idiot scratch. Idiot scratch = no man badge.
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Originally Posted by jms-stlou View Post
If you remember Chuck, about a year or so ago I did it after reading about it from you many times and I did it, but it was a bear to do.

I about put an idiot scratch on my frame when I put it back together and from that moment on I said "Awe hell no"...That's why they make tools to make it easier to take apart and that's what I will always do from here on out....
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I remember that Marshall, you almost earned your man badge that day but there was no excuse for the idiot scratch. Idiot scratch = no man badge.
Hey now, I said about as in almost....Send me my man card...
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