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How To Build a 1911

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Heinie 1911 Sight Installation
Heinie 1911 Sight Installation

Installation instructions for fixed cross dovetail front sight

Armscor M1911 Pistol Sight Installation
Armscor M1911 Pistol Sight Installation

Front dovetail sight and rear sight how to

Accessorize Your 1911: Mainspring Housing
Accessorize Your 1911: Mainspring Housing

In this Series by Brownells, we'll show you the different styles of Mainspring Housings available for the 1911 as well as how to install a new one on your pistol.

Accessorize Your 1911: Magazine Release
Accessorize Your 1911: Magazine Release

In this Series by Brownells, we'll show you the different styles of Magazine Releases available for the 1911 as well as how to install a new one on your pistol.

Accessorize Your 1911: Hammer
Accessorize Your 1911: Hammer

In this Series by Brownells, we'll show you the different styles of Hammers available for the 1911 as well as how to install a new one on your pistol.

Accessorize Your 1911: Slide Stop
Accessorize Your 1911: Slide Stop

In this Series by Brownells, we'll show you how install an extended Slide Stop on your 1911.

Accessorize Your 1911: Full Length Guide Rod
Accessorize Your 1911: Full Length Guide Rod

In this Series by Brownells, we'll show you the differences between the 1 and 2 piece Full Length Guide Rods available for the 1911 as well as how to install both in your pistol.

Accessorize Your 1911: Wilson Group Gripper
Accessorize Your 1911: Wilson Group Gripper

In this Series by Brownells, we'll show you step by step how to install a Wilson Group Gripper in your 1911.

Basic 1911 FAQs
Basic 1911 FAQs

Basic 1911 questions answered by our Brownells GunTechs

How to: Prevent spent cases from hitting ejector opening on Colt 1911
How to: Prevent spent cases from hitting ejector opening on Colt 1911

Easy steps to alleviate brass cases from hitting ejector opening

Installing a 1911 Drop-in Trigger Kit
Installing a 1911 Drop-in Trigger Kit

This clip demonstrates step by step how to install a drop in trigger kit for a 1911 pistol.

Installation of the Cylinder & Slide 1911 Auto Safety Fast Shooting System
Installation of the Cylinder & Slide 1911 Auto Safety Fast Shooting System

How to install the Cylinder & Slide 1911 Auto Safety Fast Shooting System in a series 70 and 80 1911 pistol.