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Palouse
03-21-2011, 08:31
And all is well, but getting the slide stop back in over the detent is difficult on my TRP. I used a screwdriver to push the detent in so the slide stop could slide over it and managed not to scratch the pistol, but there will come a time when that happens if I continue to use that method. Is there a trick to getting the stop over that detent without using some kind of tool that could potentially scratch my TRP?

thecableguy
03-21-2011, 08:36
I use an old credit card or drivers license or something similar.

DLL9mm
03-21-2011, 15:21
I use an old credit card or drivers license or something similar.

+1. I have been using an old gift card(with no $$ on it) Works great.

Quack
03-21-2011, 15:25
tools?!?!?!? we don't need no stinking tools!!!!

R0CKETMAN
03-21-2011, 19:34
Is there a trick to getting the stop over that detent without using some kind of tool that could potentially scratch my TRP?


Note logman posts

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=305893

rsxr22
03-21-2011, 19:43
I use a glock tool with some electrical tape on it. The TRP are tough

BryGuy
03-21-2011, 21:35
I use an old butter knife with a flat tip.

BryGuy
03-21-2011, 21:39
Note logman posts

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=305893

Genius!:thumbsup:

COLDSTEEL165
03-22-2011, 01:53
Any thing made of either plastic or nylon is what I use on all of my pistols for cleaning & field stripping, to keep from scratching the blueing off of them & they all work great.

Palouse
03-22-2011, 11:33
Thanks, guys. Most helpful.

JBnTX
03-22-2011, 12:00
Thanks, guys. Most helpful.

Whatever method you use, be sure to lay the pistol on a level, solid
surface so you can use both hands to install the slide stop.

This method greatly reduces your chances of scratching your pistol.

zincab
03-22-2011, 19:22
Let me show both my confidence (for asking) and my ignorance (for having to ask) at the same time. How exactly does one use a credit card (for example) to aid with inserting the slide stop? I just can't seem to get it.

skipsan
03-22-2011, 19:42
Let me show both my confidence (for asking) and my ignorance (for having to ask) at the same time. How exactly does one use a credit card (for example) to aid with inserting the slide stop? I just can't seem to get it.

Good question. The amount the plunger extends out of the plunger tube is greater than the thickness of a cc. Therefore, you can use the cc to push the plunger flush into the plunger tube and have room to push the slide stop into place.

zincab
03-22-2011, 19:50
Thank you.

quantico
03-23-2011, 20:47
Let me show both my confidence (for asking) and my ignorance (for having to ask) at the same time. How exactly does one use a credit card (for example) to aid with inserting the slide stop? I just can't seem to get it.
I have thirty plus years of 1911 experience. Many others here with higher level skills than I have. There are no dumb questions.... smart people ask many questions, dump people never ask.
The other thing I can add is that oil makes everything move easier .

knedrgr
03-23-2011, 21:17
spit will also work, if you're out of lube...

HAIL CAESAR
03-23-2011, 22:49
Or puppy dog tears.....

iLift45's
03-25-2011, 15:57
And all is well, but getting the slide stop back in over the detent is difficult on my TRP. I used a screwdriver to push the detent in so the slide stop could slide over it and managed not to scratch the pistol, but there will come a time when that happens if I continue to use that method. Is there a trick to getting the stop over that detent without using some kind of tool that could potentially scratch my TRP?

Im with you on this! It's the last thing I want to do to my TRP also. I was real careful putting mine back together. Hopefully with time it will get easier. I'm real picky about my stuff looking good. I saw on 10-8's website they have a tool that looks like it would work pretty good. I'm going to order it.