If you're using lead bullets, maybe consider cleaning a bit earlier, at around rounds. Regardless of your shooting style, after firing 5, rounds, we suggest doing a thorough cleaning. But you may still be wondering how to tell when your pistol needs a cleaning. Others only clean after putting 1, rounds down-range. Check out this video for help taking apart your Enter your email address to be the first to know….
Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical FS II 10mm Pistol
Originally Posted by hundojoe. The most important part to clean is the barrel. The adjustable rear sight is dovetailed into the slide and is radically dehorned. Remove the slide stop and set it aside. Your involvement with the frame is now complete, as far as field-stripping is concerned. Just my 2 cents.
Disassembly: Field Strip
Great info in this thread, I also have a RIA 45 and love the way it shoots, seems that I can get away with just oiling it with some Remington oil and the gun just runs and runs. Generally, a gun with simple engineering and fewer parts will be easier to take apart to clean. Put both drops of oil so they soak into the clearance between upper and lower receiver. Removing the bushing can be done one of two ways. Release upper receiver so the weapon goes into battery and locks.
TAC Ultra: Rock Island Armory’s 10mm 1911 Pistol
Description: With the bushing twisted clear, carefully let the plug out. When the pistol is in battery, the flared bull barrel locks up at the muzzle with a tight fit in the slide, and rear locking lugs lock into the inside of the slide like a typical , making the pistol bank-vault tight. Put both drops of oil so they soak into the clearance between upper and lower receiver. Turn it one one side and put another drop of oil by the safety, turn it over and put another drop of oil on the opposite side from the safety. They are often bushingless.