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Both my Colt Defender and Springfield EMP are barrel-bushing-less 1911 designs. This makes take-down, and particularly re-assembly, difficult. My hands aren't as strong as they once were, nor is my manual dexterity what it once was.

I can do it, but it's a challenge.

I'm wondering if anybody makes a jig or tool that can be employed to hold the slide back against the recoil spring to aid in this?




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https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...005701386?pid=213581


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Thanks, Chris, but that little hole doesn't appear to exist in the spring assembly for the EMP. (Or the Defender?)

Found there are 1911 Ultra Tool take-down tools for both the Colt Defender and Springfield EMP, though. They're kind of spendy, but, if they end the wrestling match with the slide, they'll be worth it Smile




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"The dominant media is no more ``mainstream`` than leftists are liberals." -- me
 
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My wife had an EMP for a while, and I could have sworn it had a hole in the guide rod.


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My wife had an EMP for a while, and I could have sworn it had a hole in the guide rod.

<dons a pair of readers, turns lights up, grabs EMP, locks slide back, looks closely...>

Not that I can see.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living." -- Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher
"The dominant media is no more ``mainstream`` than leftists are liberals." -- me
 
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Ah...the EMP4 has the hole. The standard EMP uses a short piece of plastic that snaps over the guide rod. I might have one of these lying around if you'd like it.


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Ah...the EMP4 has the hole. The standard EMP uses a short piece of plastic that snaps over the guide rod. I might have one of these lying around if you'd like it.

Heh... "RTFM, ensigmatic." Looked in the box. I already have that little piece of plastic.

I betcha a similar little piece of half-round plastic will work on my Defender, too.

Thanks for the offer, though, Chris! And the help Smile




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
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It's small and black and kinda hard to find in that big ol' box Big Grin


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It's small and black and kinda hard to find in that big ol' box Big Grin

Yeah... yeah, that's what happened




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