The legacy of the Colt Model 1911 style pistol is written across the pages of history around the globe. With the longevity of the 1911 come modifications and add-ons, which can effect reliability. The American Gunsmithing Institute DVD, Troubleshooting 1911 Style Auto Pistols, discusses how to troubleshoot issues with the pistol that has left such an indelible mark on history. Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey goes through, in great detail, the common reliability issues and shows what can be the cause of the problems. Shuey has over 50 years of experience shooting, customizing and repairing 1911s and their clones. Over 50 problems and their cures are discussed in the Troubleshooting DVD.

The Troubleshooting 1911 Style Auto Pistols DVD addresses all types of mis-feeds and jams, problems with the hammer, extractor, ejector, slide stop, frame ramp, barrel ramp, accuracy, the sights, springs, slide, thumb safety, grip safety, trigger, mag release, barrel, grips and magazines (including the follower, springs, feed lips and the mag box itself). Once the course is completed the viewer will have gained immeasurable insight into the workings of the 1911, be able to fix the pistol problems and understand how to keep it running smoothly.

The course also features a Quick-Cure Menu which is designed to guide the viewer straight to the type of problem being experienced. Shuey demonstrates the cause of each problem and then presents all of the options to solve it. Each solution is presented in an easy to understand, step-by-step format.

The AGI Troubleshooting 1911 Style Auto Pistols is available at www.americangunsmith.com for only $79.95 (Product ID#341DVD).

If you are interested in looking into becoming a Professional Gunsmith, then check out our basic AGI Professional Gunsmith course where in 108 hours of your own time, you can become a certified gunsmith and start making money at the hobby you love.

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