I'm not sure if this is the correct location for this post, but it seems like a good fit. I just got done detail stripping my Officer's 1911. That was easier than I thought it would be thanks to You Tube. It started out as a mainspring replacement. When I slid out the mainspring housing, I noticed how much crud was built up under the grip safety. So I said, what the heck and stripped her all the way down. I must admit, there is a certain feeling of satisfaction knowing my gun is completely clean now and that I can disassemble the whole thing myself.:thumbup: I guess I just felt like bragging a little bit, but also to encourage anyone else who might have been on the fence about detail stripping their own 1911. If I can do it, so can you.