Shot a classifier match today and came back home to clean the gun, decided to detail strip it for a thorough cleaning. I haven’t done this since I bought the gun 10months ago.
OMG! That thing is frigging dirty! Why haven’t I done this before? I’ve clean by gun after every time I shoot it and look at how dirty it is on the inside:
The extractor, firing pin, firing pin spring and slide:
Under the grips :
The Sear and disconnector:
After removing the Sear, Disconnector and Firing pin block lifter:
The trigger is super dirty. eesh!
Look how grimy the inside is :
Even the small area under the leaf spring is full of lint :
Gross. I’ve since cleaned the entire gun and feel so much better. If you haven’t detailed stripped your 1911, you should do it right now!