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Old 03-05-2015, 09:25 PM   #1
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Three questions: 1) Where to order this tool?, and

NOTE: I found the answer to my 1st question (the tool seems to only be offered by one company and it costs a whopping $25 from Pistol Accents: http://www.pistolaccents.com/Kimber-...wn_p_1131.html I'm going to make my own tool rather than pay that outrageous price and then another $6 for the shipping of a piece of plastic with a hold in its center. Crazy.). But still wondering about the 2nd and 3rd questions below?

Some help would be appreciated.

First, I'm trying to locate the tool that this guy used in the video to disassemble the guide rod. It's some type of takedown tool, but different from what most tools are which go by that name. Typically, a "takedown" tool is used on the front/barrel of a 1911 .

This tool has a hole in its center to help take apart the tight spring on the guide rod.


See at 3:31 for disassembly and at 9:07 for reassembly.



My 2nd and 3rd question is, how often do you guys take apart the firing pin and extractor assembly to clean after you shoot, and what is the name of the tool used to take this assembly apart? See the same video at 4:30.

Much appreciated if anybody can help.

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Old 03-05-2015, 10:32 PM   #2
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Got mine off ebay. Ordered it from this seller http://myworld.ebay.com/hotitemsales2011 It was $8.00 & $1.95 shipping.

The other tool, they use a punch, but you can get one from Brownell's
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1911 FIRING PIN STOP TOOL
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1911 Firing Pin Stop Tool
Mfr Part: 11464SR
$10.99

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Old 03-06-2015, 04:35 AM   #3
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To remove the firing pin and extractor, all you need is a small punch or other similar sized item. Insert the punch onto/in the firing pin. Depress the firing pin safety so the firing pin will fully depress. Tilt the punch so that the firing pin block starts to slide out. Remove the punch, slide the block out (taking care not to allow the firing pin to eject itself.) Then everything just slides out. It's easy. I generally clean the firing pin channel and the extractor channel once a month.
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Before I would buy that tool I would put in a Wilson combat flat spring then you not need the tool and don't have to change the spring as often.
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:03 AM   #5
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NOTE: I found the answer to my 1st question (the tool seems to only be offered by one company and it costs a whopping $25 from Pistol Accents: 1911 Guide Rod Tool Kimber Pro, Compact, Ultra I'm going to make my own tool rather than pay that outrageous price and then another $6 for the shipping of a piece of plastic with a hold in its center. Crazy.). But still wondering about the 2nd and 3rd questions below?

Some help would be appreciated.

First, I'm trying to locate the tool that this guy used in the video to disassemble the guide rod. It's some type of takedown tool, but different from what most tools are which go by that name. Typically, a "takedown" tool is used on the front/barrel of a 1911 .

This tool has a hole in its center to help take apart the tight spring on the guide rod.









Much appreciated if anybody can help.
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You could make one yourself if you're handy with tools. Any piece of plastic, metal, or wood would work. No way would I pay 24.95 for that piece of junk unless it was 24 carat gold.
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I can do everything the guy in that video just did on a Pro size Kimber using nothing but my 2 hands, it just takes a little practice. If the gun has a Wilson Flat Wire Spring Kit installed it's twice as easy.
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KSPCIILG, welcome to the forum from northern Illinois. How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership.
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Too bad the video doesn't play any more. I was going to offer to make as many as anyone wanted for only twenty bucks apiece, out of plastic, aluminum, ironwood... it doesn't matter. But MrWicked hosed me out of a lucrative gig by providing the link to the place you can get them for eight. Oh well.
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As far as the tool to help take the spring & guide rod apart. I saw a video from NDZ Performance that shows the guy just using the slide as a tool to take it apart. Not sure this link will work but 1 of the videos shows the spring breakdown using the slide

http://www.ndzperformance.com/Kimber...-4-pro-kit.htm

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