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Old 04-27-2016, 06:18 PM
Gil Martin Gil Martin is offline
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Remington Rand 1911A1

At the range today, I helped a new shooter with his WWII .45 ACP pistol. It was a mint condition Remington rand 1911A1 that belonged to his grandfather. I admired the handgun and then looked at the ammo he was shooting. There was a new box of factory PMC 230 grain FMJ ammo. Then I looked at the spent cases and several were RA 45 and obviously corrosive. I asked the shooter if he knew the ammo he just fired was corrosive and he did not. I pointed out the need for proper cleaning after firing corrosive ammo. he picked up a bottle of Hoppes No. 9 solvent and my response was that it was not good enough and suggested hot soapy water patches, hot water patches, dry patches and oil patches. His shooting buddy was shooting a .44 caliber blackpowder revolving carbine and he said he knew how to properly clean a firearm after shooting corrosive ammo.

When I asked if the shooter knew how to field strip a 1911A1, he shrugged his shoulders and shook his head "no". So I showed him several times how to do it. Thus, he could easily clean the barrel with hot soapy water, dry patches and oil patches. It was a good day. All the best...
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