Here's How to Clean a Kimber 1911 Custom II

Here's How to Clean a Kimber 1911 Custom II

Ever wonder how you should clean and disassemble a Kimber 1911 Custom II handgun? This video has simple and easy to follow instructions showing exactly how do to it.  

The 1911 is one of the world's most famous handguns and various models have been used by the military, for self-defense, for hunting, and general target shooting for well over a century.

Though they're also known for their reliability and performance under demanding conditions, it's still important to properly clean and maintain your 1911 so it won't let you down when you need it. Fortunately, this handgun is very well designed and disassembly is a relatively simple matter, especially the Kimber 1911 Custom II.

After you disassemble the handgun, it only takes a couple of minutes to cleaning and lubricate the important parts of the 1911 to ensure proper function the next time you shoot it.

Watch the video to see exactly how to disassemble and clean a Kimber 1911 after a trip to the shooting range.

Other than the bushing wrench Kimber provides and your gun cleaning supplies, you don't need any tools to disassemble and clean the Kimber 1911 Custom II handgun. Additionally, while the bushing wrench certainly makes it easier to disassemble the handgun, it's not required and you can do the job without it.

Unfortunately, while disassembly is pretty easy for most people, some run into trouble with the reassembly process for 1911 handguns. However, if you pay close attention to what you're doing, keep track of all your parts, and are really careful to put the handgun back together exactly the way you took it apart, reassembly isn't very hard either.

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