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. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    after 100 rounds, about 30 minutes to strip, clean,and reassemble plus admire my work. this includes removing firing pin and extractor.
  2. Python

    Python Former Guest

    Apr 9, 2011

  3. mintaka

    mintaka New Member

    Feb 18, 2012
    Cleaning my guns is like cleaning the house...bahhh
    But cleaning my 1911s is an intimate almost religeous experience..I guess its love,respect and the worship of a piece of history...the guys on iwo Jim a and at the bulge..old JMB at the drawing can't get this stuff everyday in 2012...
    So to answer your question, I can do it in 10 or less minutes like most of my guns...but when I'm with anjolina Jolie, I want the night to last my old slabsides gets some extra petting, gazing and just, just respect with a smile..
  4. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2009
    Move between WA and points south
    "It takes me about 1-3 minutes to detail clean my XD9, 2 hours to clean my PC, 3 hours to clean a 30 year old game console and 1 hour and a box of band-aids to clean my dog."

    Sounds like you never tried to clean a cat :D

    After a generous lubing with SBGO and a good wipe down, it doesn't take but about 20 minutes for the Colt and a little longer for the Kimber after a day at the range.
  5. Kenley

    Kenley New Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    A little off the course, but when I was a hard charging Marine..(1958)We were setting around after a day on the pistol range, and the subject came up. About 8 of us put up $2.00 apiece.We field stripped about a dozen 1911's and piled the parts in a heap on a table. The Marine that assembled a complete pistol and held it in the air with the slide locked back won the pot. Probably another 10 or so Marines were the cheering section and made side bets. I won the pot with 38 seconds. The trick was fishing out the correct parts from the pile.
  6. 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
  7. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. HAGEN442

    HAGEN442 New Member

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

  11. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known 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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