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It would be nice if gun manufacturers would include a video on how to strip, clean, maintain and put it back together your gun with it. Optionally they can posti it on line. The basics are the same for each gun but it varies so that what applies for one may not for another. There are little tricks for each gun that the manual leaves out and causes problems expecially on new guns.
For instance on my Taurus PT-111:
1. Unload the #@$%^# thing.
2. Lock the slide back
3. Rotate the takedown pin
4. Release the slide and let it move forward a hair then lock it back and the pin will pop out to a point it can easily be removed.
5. Remove the takedown pin
6. Release the slide, pulle the trigger and remove the slide.
I post this as the manual doesn't tell you about step 4. and as you break it in this step won't really be needed. Little things like this are waht drive people crazy. I saw a post by one person that was having all kinds of trouble with his because he didn't know to pull the trigger before removing the slide.
On some guns pulling the trigger will cause problems. Then there is the matter of over of under lubricating and whether to use grease or oil.
A class would be nice but the manufacturers need to do a better job with their instructions instead of including so much fine print like do not dry-fire Kel-Tec's.
Holdcard beat me by a few seconds.
No for me. I've always been a "RTFM" kind of guy. Been taking stuff apart and putting it back together since I was a kid. It drove my folks nuts, but I make a pretty decent living doing it now.
I do field service on tons of different systems. The "training" we get is a joke, and we work alone. If you can't figure it out on your own, you (and the customer) are SOL.
With it missing it usually causes no problems except sometimes the last round of a magazine will not be ejected properly. Or at least is my understanding.
It broke my heart when I put an "idiot mark" on my SS Kimber Ultra Carry II the first time I cleaned it. I had read the manual, online instructions, nearly memorized the exploded 1911 diagram and still managed to scar the finish. I remember thinking at the time that I wish I had someone to walk me through the process. I'm only glad it didn't happen with Kobra Carry!