Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Happiness is a dirty gun
Field stripped, dirty guns. Actually, cleaning them isn't really so much fun; it just means that you shot them. Yay, me!
It's actually pretty scary how fast the 1911 gets dirty. The barrel is grungy on the outside as well as the inside. The SIG, of course, has a fixed barrel, so the outside is spotless. The 1911's barrel pivots down into the grungy innards ...
And while the 1911 is pretty easy to take apart, I have to say that the SIG is a marvel of industrial design. It's dead easy to break down. The 1911 needs a paperclip (!) to take the slide off - you can see the blue paper clip attached to the recoil spring. Pretty standard for Rock Island Armory designs, but I wonder if the hole would fill with dirt and mud in hard field use.