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Old 03-02-2016, 07:18 PM   #1
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I've seen a plastic wedge tool on some youtube videos. It can be used to compress a magazine spring and has a hole that can aide in compressing a recoil spring onto a guide rod. Does anyone know where these can be ordered from or the dimensions? I probably can make one easily enough if I know the dimensions and hole diameter? Thanks
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Old 03-02-2016, 08:39 PM   #3
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Is that tool home made or a commercially available product? If commercially available where can you get one?
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...Thanks Marshall :-)

...and there you have it.
I received a link from Mr Marshall for the gizmo. I can never get web links to attach to my posts? It's called a "Kimber 1911 guide rod tool" and is available from Pistol Accents for $24.99. Looks to be the same thing as in the video glokrok posted (thanks Rok). It seems like it would be handy when running the stock set up if you want to take things down beyond what the manual suggests.
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I've seen a plastic wedge tool on some youtube videos. It can be used to compress a magazine spring and has a hole that can aide in compressing a recoil spring onto a guide rod. Does anyone know where these can be ordered from or the dimensions? I probably can make one easily enough if I know the dimensions and hole diameter? Thanks
Spend the money if you want to, but I used a blunt stick or a punch to push the follower down to disassemble magazines. To compress a spring, I drilled a couple of holes in my Kimber bushing tool (3/8" and 1/2" I believe) so I can compress the spring and remove/install on a guide rod as needed.
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While I respect Insta-Gator's very common sense, and parsimonious philosophy, I'll have to admit that I am a sucker for clever, specialized tools and I tend to buy them.
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Mr. McLintok, what do parsimonious mean?

Well, Gator, I was called parsimonious once. Looked it up. It's best you don't know what it means.

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