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Old 10-29-2009, 7:58 PM
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Default 1911 Slide Stop Install

My first 1911 is the PM7 10mm. I could not be happier with the gun and power of the 10MM.
My question is this - Is there any special technique in getting the slide stop to drop completly into place without using an object to compress the compression pin on the right? Instead of pushing hard the last 2/10ths of an inch on the slide stop to the frame, I use a small flat screw driver to push in on the compression pin and then the slide stop falls in its final place. Excuse my lack of experience here as I'm new to the 1911 take down and re-assembly process.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:09 PM
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wiggling the slide stop just a little bit usually does the trick. Don't start low and slide it up, as you'll end up with the classic "idiot mark" on the frame from the stop scratching it's way up. Line it up straight like you are doing, but just kind of rock it up back and forth a little bit and it will slide right in. As the gun breaks in a bit, it gets a tad easier too.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:40 PM
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Default Idiot mark?

Armorer Tool (non-marking tool)

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Old 10-30-2009, 5:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg-Dawg View Post
+1 or a thin plastic card.
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Old 10-30-2009, 6:13 AM
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The plastic tool will be nice to have.
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