Citadel Compact observations
I bought a Citadel Compact after handling Time2Shoot's at the Texas get-together. My only previous experience with the 1911 was in the Army and it never felt right in my hand and I would have been more lethal throwing rocks at the enemy than trying to hit them with the 1911's I handled. So I have avoided them. I was really impressed with the feel of the Citadel Dale let me handle and I bought one and have been impressed with the way it's put together. Have not shot it yet, but did strip it for it's first cleaning. Pretty simple disassembly, though the front bushing set up was a surprise. My difficulty came trying to reinsert the guide rod and spring. Very frustrating. Looked at some videos on Youtube and found folks using paperclips to hold the spring assembly. That's a new one for me. I am anxious to get it to the range. Any ammo recommendations or reassembly tips would be appreciated.
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