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Old February 24th, 2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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Whats the correct way to push in the slide lock pin if you are in the field?
On the bench I give it a light tap with a rubber hammer. Does it loosen up with repetition enabling you to pop it in with your finger? or is there a trick to it?

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Whats the correct way to push in the slide lock pin if you are in the field?
On the bench I give it a light tap with a rubber hammer. Does it loosen up with repetition enabling you to pop it in with your finger? or is there a trick to it?
Yea there is a trick, gently put the slide stop in frame while touching the detent at about 4 o'clock. The slide stop has a beveled facet on the inside of the frame, with the facet touching the detent now press upward with quick firm thumb pressure and she should snap in without ever getting the idiot scratch.

Or you could go over too the 1911forum and look up what is now called the LogMan mod, if your handy with a Dremil tool its a 5min job. I recommend this too all 1911's (except USGI 1911's) and if your detent spring is super stiff it will snick in super easy. The LogMan mod is 100% idiot scratch proof and there are plenty of pic's over there too show you where too place the little groove inside of the slide stop.

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Yea there is a trick, gently put the slide stop in frame while touching the detent at about 4 o'clock. The slide stop has a beveled facet on the inside of the frame, with the facet touching the detent now press upward with quick firm thumb pressure and she should snap in without ever getting the idiot scratch.

Or you could go over too the 1911forum and look up what is now called the LogMan mod, if your handy with a Dremil tool its a 5min job. I recommend this too all 1911's and if your detent spring is super stiff it will snick in super easy. The LogMan mod is 100% idiot scratch proof and there are plenty of pic's over there too show you where too place the little groove inside of the slide stop.
Thanks Phil, I'll do the log man mod over the weekend. Looks like a piece of cake.


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This mod is fantastic! You'll want it on every 1911 you ever own. My wife really appreciates the language improvement when I'm cleaning the pistol.

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This mod is fantastic! You'll want it on every 1911 you ever own. My wife really appreciates the language improvement when I'm cleaning the pistol.
What is a good dreamer bit for this? Not sure if it's hardened metal.
One of the round stone bits?

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What is a good dreamer bit for this? Not sure if it's hardened metal.
One of the round stone bits?
I did mine the easy way. When John Harrison was replacing the sights and fitting the barrel bushing I had him make this cut on the slide stop. Best $10 I ever spent!

"EZ-In Option"

The EZ-In option adds a slot to the rear inside edge of the slide stop's lug that engages the plunger pin and guides the slide stop straight into the frame as you install the slide stop. Greatly reduces the possibility of "Idiot" scratches on your frame. https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/about-us

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Thanks Phil and High!

That has to be the easiest mod I've ever done for the benefit it returns.
I don't think it took me more than a few minutes with a small diamond dremel bit..

I didn't have to go as deep or wide as some of the photos I've seen. Just enough to grab the attention of that pin it all it needed.

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Thanks Phil, I'll do the log man mod over the weekend. Looks like a piece of cake.
Watch out, its the little things that builds 1911 tweeking confidence. And this is one of them something small tweeks that shows a good result. So now your headed down the I gotta diddle this next road.


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What is a good dreamer bit for this? Not sure if it's hardened metal.
One of the round stone bits?
I use a long thinish diamond incrusted thing in my Dremil tool, with some light thumb pressure on the slide stop it makes a nice clean groove that looks like it was born there originally.


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Thanks Phil and High!

That has to be the easiest mod I've ever done for the benefit it returns.
I don't think it took me more than a few minutes with a small diamond dremel bit..

I didn't have to go as deep or wide as some of the photos I've seen. Just enough to grab the attention of that pin it all it needed.

Thanks again.
Yea, I told you so..... All you need it enough groove too do the job.

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I have not heard of this Logman thing so looked it up, interesting. I don't see where it would hurt anything but I have no problem with the 4 1911's I have getting the stop in without use of tools and issues as some on that other forum reported. Think I will leave mine alone.

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I used the same type of long thin diamond dermal tool. Taped it up and put it on the vice. Then just the good angle and a little pressure. Nice and clean.

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Watch out, its the little things that builds 1911 tweeking confidence. And this is one of them something small tweeks that shows a good result. So now your headed down the I gotta diddle this next road.




I use a long thinish diamond incrusted thing in my Dremil tool, with some light thumb pressure on the slide stop it makes a nice clean groove that looks like it was born there originally.




Yea, I told you so..... All you need it enough groove too do the job.

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I used the same type of long thin diamond dermal tool. Taped it up and put it on the vice. Then just the good angle and a little pressure. Nice and clean.

Thanks,


Next tip to tweak is....
Phil, I think we've released a monster on that new 1911. Should we tell him how careful he needs to be on the feed ramp with his dremel?

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Phil, I think we've released a monster on that new 1911. Should we tell him how careful he needs to be on the feed ramp with his dremel?
Yep y'all might have created a beast! Lol

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Phil, I think we've released a monster on that new 1911. Should we tell him how careful he needs to be on the feed ramp with his dremel?
Yeah, it's " fish on"
Reel him in.

I woukd liket to run hollow points so anything that makes that reliable feeding I would want to do.
Maybe polishing the feed ramp?


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Just poking fun buddy,

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