Breakdown, cleaning, and reassembling, how long does it take you to do so?

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Mosin_Nagant_Fan, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Wolfrage

    Wolfrage New Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    Hah we used to see who could assemble their M4 or SAW blindfolded because we always saw that in movies. Helped when we were out in the field, cleaning them at night -- so as to not kill our nightvision batteries we would do it by touch.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2012
  2. aa1911

    aa1911 Active Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    at the range I'll do a quick 2 minute wipe down and bore swab on pistols when I'm finished; 1911 gets the slide removed and everything wiped, bore snaked with solvent, earl on the slide/rails. Glock gets cleaned once a year whether it needs it or not, hahaha

    After I get home, I probably spend about 40 minutes detailing every part (if I take down the entire thing; I usually only do that about once a month lately. If I'm just doing the slide and assembled frame, about 10 minutes or so I guess.
  3. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I spent somewhere between 45 min and an hour cleaning one for the first time today, but I have always been slow with such things. In this case I wanted to make sure I got all the factory oil off then coated everything with SBGO before going to the range.

    Field stripping a 1911 takes me 15-30 sec. Reassembly maybe takes me 2-3 min on a good day.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    About 20 seconds to field strip, 4-5 minutes to detail strip. Cleaning time depends on the amount of crud and where it is. Reassembly 1 min from field strip, 7-8 from detail strip. More time if blindfolded. But I have cleaned at least two or three 1911s.

    (Field strip times assume GI pistol with standard guide rod. Detail times assume GI pistol with no firing pin block or target type sear.)

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2012
  5. HAGEN442

    HAGEN442 New Member

    Aug 4, 2010
    The Dodge House, NC
    The Shortest Cycle on the Dish Washer is about 20 Minutes

  6. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    2-3 hours, depends how long I can be in the garage before the wife pops her head in wondering why I disappeared
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