Tools used in the 1911 Series 70 Videos

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Tools used in the 1911 Series 70 Videos

There are several tools used in the 1911 Series 70 videos and I figured that I would share what was used for each step in this post. There are affiliate links in this posting to get you to the exact product that I own and used in the video series. Not all links are affiliate links. 

When purchasing tools I try to buy them from Brownells since they have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. I have roll pin punches that have been replaced with no hassle because I broke one. Yes, I do have a couple of Harbor Freight tools that I used in this video. They serve their purpose. 

Tools used in the 1911 Series 70 Videos:

Field Strip:

Tactical Paperclip

Slide Disassembly and Reassembly:

1911 Extractor Removal Tool – to remove and install the Firing Pin Retainer as well as remove the extractor 

Frame Disassembly:

Grip Removal:

3/32″ Allen Wrench – To Remove Grip Screws

Removing the Safety and Slide Stop Plungers and Plunger Spring:

1/16″ Punch – To push out the plungers and spring

Removing the Mainspring Housing:

3/32″ Punch – Removing the Mainspring Housing Pin

20g calibration weight – I have several from reloading scales I use (don’t trust them after using them this way) – Compress the Mainspring

1/16″ Punch – Removing the Mainspring Cap Pin

Removing the Hammer, Sear and Disconnector:

1/16″ Punch – Removing Hammer and Sear Pin

Removing The Magazine Catch and Trigger:

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with the 150-4 tip – For turning the Magazine Catch Lock

Frame Reassembly:

Installing the Magazine Catch:

Brownells Magna Tip Magnetic Law Enforcement Handle with the 150-4 tip – For turning the Magazine Catch Lock

Installing the Sear and Disconnector:

Tweezers – Putting Sear onto Disconnector and installing them into the Frame

1/16″ Punch – For holding the Sear and Disconnector in the frame to test for movement

Assembling the Mainspring Housing:

4 1/2″ Vice – To compress spring and cap in Mainspring Housing

Vice Jaws – To protect the finish of Mainspring Housing

20g calibration weight – To compress spring and cap below the surface of the Mainspring Housing enough to install Cap Pin (don’t trust them for calibrating a scale after using them this way)

Installing the Mainspring Housing and Grip Safety:

Brownells Universal Pistol Armorers Block – (you can use a piece of 2X4 with holes drilled into it as well)

3/32″ Punch – To install Mainspring Housing Pin

8 oz Ball Peen Hammer – To install Mainspring Housing Pin

Installing the Thumb Safety:

Precision Screw Driver Set – To compress the Safety Plunger

Installing the Grip Panel:

3/32″ Allen Wrench – To Remove Grip Screws

 

Jason Schaller

Jason is a gun enthusiast and has been shooting since he was 10 years old. Jason is the founder of The Rogue Banshee and is an Information Security Expert in his professional career as well as being the owner of Eagle Eye Shooters Supply (a Type 1 FFL holder) in his spare time.

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