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Old 01-15-2020, 04:05 PM
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TRS....8500 rds between cleaning

I've mentioned this gun several times in various threads. My 2007 TRS that has roughly 10k rounds on it.....and right at 8500 rounds since it was last field stripped.

So what does such a gun look like??? Here's the chamber and feed ramp. Lots of caked on goo. Yet you see the feed ramp looks like a driveway that's been shoveled free of snow. The 200 gr SWC's that I shoot, evidently keep it plowed. All I do is oil it every time out. If and when it pukes, I'll break it down and clean it. I wipe it down externally after each session.

This is a std 3" gun that is every bit as accurate as my 1.5" PII.

Happy shooting!!!!
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Old 01-15-2020, 04:08 PM
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Another shot to show the breech and ejector.
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:27 PM
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Dang, that's impressive. I brake mine down every 1,000 rounds.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:38 PM
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Wow! That looks well seasoned...thanks for sharing..
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:42 PM
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Not surprised that she continues to run and is a testament to the durability of the 1911 design. It does pain me a wee bit to see it so caked up and gooey though. Might be time to treat the old girl to a night out and a bath though...
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:44 PM
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Just curious, what oil are you using?
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:22 PM
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That’s awesome!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:54 PM
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Just curious, what oil are you using?
Mobile 1. For no other reason than I have cases of it out in the garage. Six vehicles. I can change oil and filters in my sleep.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:59 PM
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FWIW......

I ran a similar test on my 9mm 1911"s. None of them will run much past 1000 rounds without cleaning. That's an Ed Brown, a Colt GCT, and a Colt Competition gun. They all croaked around 1100 rounds. I have a Baer Mono Heavyweight in 9mm that has about 250 through it....waiting to see how long it will run.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:55 PM
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That’s just plain out pistol abuse.
I’m reporting you to PECoG, People for the Ethical Cleaning of Guns.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:15 PM
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Given that generally speaking, cleaning is overated.

I still manage to clean one of mine every once in a while.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:55 PM
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Wow...

Do you snake the barrel or anything like that?
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:05 AM
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FWIW......

I ran a similar test on my 9mm 1911"s. None of them will run much past 1000 rounds without cleaning. That's an Ed Brown, a Colt GCT, and a Colt Competition gun. They all croaked around 1100 rounds. I have a Baer Mono Heavyweight in 9mm that has about 250 through it....waiting to see how long it will run.
Although ive not tested the limits or counted My 9mm 1911s are more ‘round conscious’ also. Just as 9mm wont let you ride the slide, 45 acp spoils us in several ways i suppose...
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:14 AM
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Nice....
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:35 AM
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Wow...

Do you snake the barrel or anything like that?
I haven't. I'm shooting lead SWC at around 750 fps. The barrel stays pretty clean on its own.

This is why I believe cleaning a gun simply is not a necessity. We clean guns because we want to.....or because we BELIEVE it needs to in order to reliably function. In the case of a 45 ACP 1911....I don't think they need cleaned at all in order to keep running. At least in the case of THIS gun....that's simply not so. If this gun is lubed....it WILL run.

I'll clean it someday. But not today.

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Old 01-16-2020, 09:18 AM
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TRS....8500 rds between cleaning

Thanks for sharing, please keep us updated on when it reaches the point of needing a cleaning or other maintenance like new springs.

Last month I had a gun that started having feeding issues because it needed a new recoil spring. It was a S&W with less than 8,500 rounds on it so I wonder if the 18lbs spring LB puts in gives one a bit more “room” between replacement intervals versus a standard 16lbs.
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Dirty guns are like fingernails on the blackboard to me. I clean mine after each range session once they are broken-in.
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I ran a similar test on my 9mm 1911"s. None of them will run much past 1000 rounds without cleaning.
I have a 5" Springfield in 9mm that made it 10K. But it was always lubed.

45 ACP is so much more forgiving; more power on the back stroke, stronger spring to go back into battery.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:14 AM
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The only time my baer was that dirty was during the break in process. I enjoy cleaning my guns whether they're fired 50 rounds, or 5000.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:33 AM
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My concern would be corrosion......carbon and gunk trapping it and creating pits.
A dirty, well lubed gun will work, a dry clean gun won’t.
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