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Looking to build a 2011 parts bin/tool kit for matches and seeking opinions on the best kit for the job.  Would like a segmented style flat tool kit so i can separate pins, screws, batteries, firing pins, springs, etc in a single container.  Any ideas to fit the bill that works well for a small/standard range bag?  Thanks.

 

 

 

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For a 1911, I've broken;

 

Bushing

Full length recoil spring guide

Sights (front, rear and optic)

thumb safety

Had a plunger tube pull out of the frame

Bent firing pin

Extractor

Recoil spring plug

Slide stop

Barrel

 

That I recall at the moment.

 

My dry fire gun has a broken firing pin stop.

 

The best procedure is to have a backup gun.  Then you can explore the problem at greater leisure for the gun that broke.

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7 minutes ago, Guy Neill said:

For a 1911, I've broken;

 

Bushing

Full length recoil spring guide

Sights (front, rear and optic)

thumb safety

Had a plunger tube pull out of the frame

Bent firing pin

Extractor

Recoil spring plug

Slide stop

Barrel

 

That I recall at the moment.

 

My dry fire gun has a broken firing pin stop.

 

The best procedure is to have a backup gun.  Then you can explore the problem at greater leisure for the gun that broke.

Ive got a complete backup gun and the parts for both.  Looking for the tool kit/container to carry the parts/kit in...

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Generally, any tools required to field strip the gun.  Rags to wipe it down and oil

 

So, if any Allen wrenches are needed, include them.  A bushing wrench, if needed.  Paper clips if a one piece full length spring guide needing to capture the recoil spring for field stripping.

 

Whatever wrench/screwdriver to tighten grip screws or adjust sights.

 

If you have any anticipation of removing the firing pin, a punch or small screwdriver for that.

 

A cleaning kit

 

That should cover most needs.

 

 

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Hmm - a container.  I've used zipper bags - like a bank bag.  I've seen such at Walmart.  Either Walmart or an office supply should have utility boxes of various sizes that may serve.

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If you're going to carry them, then maybe some sort of clear-top tackle tray or camera case.

They're small, (mostly) watertight, and you can what you have or need quickly.

 

But you would have to pick out the right one.

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43 minutes ago, ima45dv8 said:

If you're going to carry them, then maybe some sort of clear-top tackle tray or camera case.

They're small, (mostly) watertight, and you can what you have or need quickly.

 

But you would have to pick out the right one.

Yeah, i have looked at a couple clear top, tackle box style containers from Plano that are small enough to fit into a bag, but big enough to carry some small necessities.  

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Yeah. I think you maybe answered your own question. 

 

You're already bringing a full back-up gun, right, so if you have a bad enough equipment day to need even more spare parts, you may as well start laughing because the gun gods got your a$$ that day! No amount of spare parts will save your match score then, so grin and shoot it out. It's still fun.

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