do you actually use a bushing wrench ???

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  1. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.

    My current two 1911s are still stock outta da box.
    My SA tu-tone has a fairly tight bushing but I can remove it without a wrench.
    My new-to-me PT1911's slide/bushing/barrel fit is very sloppy and targets from the range reflect that too. It needs help...time for a rebuild!
  2. Hardballer

    Hardballer New Member

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    Vice Grip works just fine thank you.

































    I am just kidding. Never had to use one. I have a few in the bottom of the tool box.
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I have to use one on my taurus. I fitted an ED BROWN match barrel and bushing to it, and that bushing fits tight. too tight to turn with your bare hands.
  4. sabre03

    sabre03 New Member

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    On my RRA I ruined a polymer wrench and didn't even budge the bushing; I had to buy a steel wrench to get it to move.
  5. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    I never needed one on mine.
  6. s+w1911

    s+w1911 New Member

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    I never use one. I use my thumb or a dime.

    And no dings in my ceiling
  7. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    my Para needs the wrench to come apart right now,but maybe with more use.
  8. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

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    I know that the 1911 style 45's that I have, that I use a bushing wrench on is because the bushing itself is good and tight. The one on my series 70 I fitted my self and got rid of the finger type bushing for a solid one. It is my understanding that this will make for better accuracy for the pistol. So I believe that a tight fitting bushing is better, that I have to use a wrench on, than a loose one that I can take off by hand.
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