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Advanced 1911 Diagnostic

WITH JASON BURTON


Advanced 1911 Diagnostic

with Jason Burton

Advanced 1911 Diagnostic with Jason Burton

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO IN THE CLASS

The Advanced 1911 Diagnostic Course is a 2-day class that guides the student through the operation and functional details of the 1911 pistol as well as the steps to properly fit key reliability components to the gun.


The first day is spent in the classroom studying the operating cycle of the 1911 pistol while identifying key functional aspects and learning the basics of how a properly set-up 1911 should be.


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Topics covered will include:

Complete disassembly of pistol

Detail discussion of each part with explanation of proper fit and function

Firing cycle of 1911

Common parts breakages and what to look for

Malfunction diagnosis

Understanding basic extractor tuning and geometry

Proper spring weights for various calibers and sizes

Safety checks

Firing pin safeties pros and cons

Functional differences between Government Model / Commander Model / O-ACP

Magazines – what works and why


Reassembly of pistol

Proper maintenance and lubrication

Building on the topics covered during day one, the second day continues in the classroom with the

students learning to replace/modify components of the gun that are often encountered as sub-par or

with a higher than normal failure rate.

Fit and tune extractor

Fit and tune slide stop

Fit and modify firing pin stop

Overall reliability inspection


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WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE CLASS

  • 1911 pistol – 5” steel framed Government Model chambered in 45ACP and using the standard
  • Browning designed barrel/bushing configuration and internal extractor
  • NOMINAL 50 rounds of 230gr FMJ
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Pin punch for removing MSH pin (Brownells P/N: 080-850-000 is recommended)
  • 1/16” punch (Brownells P/N: 827-525-780)
  • Bench block (Brownells P/N: 080-000-493)
  • #3 cut square needle file (Brownells P/N: 249-214-231)
  • #2 cut 4” standard pillar file (Brownells P/N: 191-398-730)
  • #2 cut 6” standard pillar file (Brownells P/N: 191-399-110)
  • Screwdriver or Allen-wrench (as appropriate for your gun) for stock screws
  • Screwdriver or Allen-wrench (as appropriate for your gun) for mag-catch lock
  • Bushing wrench (as appropriate for your gun)
  • Cleaning mat or towel
  • Basic cleaning tools – rod, bore brush, patches, cleaning brush, etc
  • Pen/Pencil & notebook Recommended Optional Tools
  • #1 cut square needle file (Brownells P/N: 249-214-212)
  • #0 cut 4” standard pillar file (Brownells P/N: 191-398-610)
  • #0 cut 6” standard pillar file (Brownells P/N: 191-398-990)
  • Hammer (Brownells P/N: 818-600-100 is recommended)
  • Cleaning mat (Brownells P/N: 084-280-001)

Ammunition Requirements: NOMINAL 50 rounds of 230gr FMJ

All Tuitions for Courses and Tutorials are to be paid in full at the time of registration. Please be sure of the class you want. There are NO REFUNDS and NO TRANSFERS.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

CLINT SMITH

Clint Smith, President, and Director of Thunder Ranch® is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.


He left law enforcement to serve as Operations Officer for the American Pistol Institute where he was Dean of instruction and was instrumental in range and curriculum development for A.P

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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

CLINT SMITH

Clint Smith, President, and Director of Thunder Ranch® is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.


He left law enforcement to serve as Operations Officer for the American Pistol Institute where he was Dean of instruction and was instrumental in range and curriculum development for A.P


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