10-8 Duty 1911 Classes
10-8 Performance's sister company, 10-8 Consulting, conducts 2-day Duty 1911 Courses throughout the country. This course is based on a comprehensive transition course taught to law enforcement personnel intending to carry the 1911 for duty use. The course is open enrollment, and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about their 1911.
The 1911 platform requires a more sophisticated end user to properly operate and maintain than typical modern service pistols. With that in mind, this course is specifically designed educate the student on operational theory of the 1911, helping the student avoid reliability pitfalls of the 1911, as well as diagnose and rectify problems as they appear.
The live fire portion of the course will focus on 1911 specific manipulations, such as proper usage of the mechanical safety, slide stop, and malfunction clearances.
Topics covered include (but are not limited to):
•Basic care and feeding
•Full detail stripping and reassembly
•Proper maintenance, lubrication
•Pros and Cons of firing pin safeties
•The cycle of operation as it pertains to the 1911
•Diagnosing reliability issues
•Extractor issues, basic tensioning and head geometry
•Inspection points for reliability
•Basic modifications that can be done by the end user to maximize reliability
•Test fire protocols to ensure that your 1911 is fit for duty
•Pros and cons of current commercially available 1911s
•Pros and cons of popular modifications and aftermarket parts
•Other equipment selection
•Grip and Recoil Management as it pertains to the 1911
•Support Gear Selection
•Tactical vs. Emergency Reloads
•Drills specifically tailored to address controls of the 1911
Hilton Yam of 10-8 Performance will be on site to help diagnose pistol problems and perform minor gunsmithing work as needed.