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Posted: 8/11/2005 5:22:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:44:22 AM EDT
That would be great! I just bought my first 1911 two days ago & I've been digging around trying to find as much info as possible. A FAQ would be really beneficial.

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:22:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
in this thread ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=49&t=19809
I found these links



Would it be possible and/or desireable to have some kind of faq posted with some basic info for those new to 1911s?

Very wise idea
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:03:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:15:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 8:43:16 AM EDT
Sounds good. I can't remember how many times I've seen these:

-What's a good add on rail for a 1911?
-How do you fit an extractor?
-How do you fit an ejector?
-What's the best mag for a 1911?
-How do you change a mainspring housing?
-What parts are MIM in a Springfield/Kimber?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:59:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:26:10 PM EDT
Dont forget the classic "Why carry condition 1?"
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:36:30 PM EDT
i think its a great idea...booyah
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:16:32 PM EDT
That FAQ will cut down on some of the e-mails I have to answer each day.

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 6:37:57 PM EDT

How about this one (because I do want to know myself): How can you tell if a part is MIM?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:15:59 PM EDT
Which known parts manufacturers do not make MIM parts?

This was a very helpful diagram for me, might come in handy for others, although permission will probably be needed. http://www.m1911.org/loader.swf
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:01:52 AM EDT
It seems like I see these at least once a week.

"Kimber vs. Springfield"
"Rock Island or Springfield"
"Internal vs. External Extractor"
"Why doesn't Colt have a website?"
"Should I get a Loaded or Milspec?"
"Is it cheaper to build my own 1911?" usually followed by
"How do I build my own 1911?"
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:03:41 AM EDT
"I took apart my SA 1911 with the 2 piece FL guide rod and can't get it back together"
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:02:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:08:04 AM EDT
"What's ORM and NRM?"
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:28:36 PM EDT
cast vs forged
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:06:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
"What's ORM and NRM?"

Old roll mark, new roll mark:

Colt NRM or ORM
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:46:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:31:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 8:51:40 PM EDT by Shooter_Doug]
How about "Why should I replace my ILS with a standard MSH etc?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:53:10 PM EDT
How about a link to a exploded disassembly pic of a 1911? I have seen a lot of people ask for it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 4:44:29 AM EDT
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