Everything you say is 100% correct. I am not insinuating that you are wrong in anything you say and I have no doubt that you do great work at a reasonable price. I also agree that not checking out a gun thoroughly after someone "tinkered with it" is not smart. I guess we differ in I do not feel that detail stripping and cleaning a 1911 is any form of backwoods gunsmithing. I would also not drop what I am doing and run to the guy who brings in a box of parts and you have no idea what he did to the parts. That is foolish. If you have a counter man who is not doing a thing, knows how to assemble a 1911 and a regular walks in and says he needs help reassembling his 1911 and you determine no files and Dremels were used then in less than 15 minutes he can walk out with his 1911 assembled. I stopped working on guns about 5 years ago when my hands started to get arthritic. I used to work gun shows and charge $35 for a detail clean/function check while they walked around the show. They were assembled when handed over and that makes a difference but you know and I know that a detail strip is not time consuming nor difficult. Of course, experience helps a lot. I can tell by feel and/or sound if something isn't right but that comes with years of experience and hundreds and hundreds of strips and assembly. We aren't talking replacing parts, fitting parts, doing trigger jobs or anything requiring the next level of experience. We are talking a detail strip, something every 1911 owner should understand. I'm not saying every 1911 owner needs to know how to do it just understand it. I guess you don't like that I feel that anyone with a decent understanding of working with tools and how things go together can easily learn to detail strip, clean and reassemble a 1911 if they follow instructions. My tips above were for nuances in the process and are usually not covered in the online videos. I'm not trying to write a tutorial on 1911s on a gun forum. Also, the mag lock looks like a tiny screw to the uninformed. The reference, in parenthesis, was to clarify it to someone who does not know what to look for. When I say "mag catch lock" he can visualize it. If that was my "not correct or accurate" then understand it was meant to help someone who may not know what to look for. The truth is it does look like a screw to the uninformed. I may be understating how easy it is and you may be overstating how difficult it is. If you are not swapping out parts, polishing anything, refining the trigger or action, etc and all you are doing is wiping and oiling parts then you do not need a gunsmith to do this if you can follow directions and know how to use a screw driver and have some common sense. You know that there are guys who like to work with their hands. I'll stand by my statement that if you can do a detail strip you can see how wonderfully simple the 1911 is and how all the parts work together. There is nothing wrong with learning how your gun works if you stay within your limitations.