Help with putting my STI 1911 back together
Every time I take the STI RangeMaster apart to clean it, I "tremble" thinking about how I am going to put it together.
Once the slide is on, I have to line up the notch marks so I can place the slide stop in the correct position to slip it in. However, as I hold the slide in place (under pressure from the spring) I set the slide stop in place only to find that the spring pin to the right of the slide stop will not budge, and so the slide stop will not drop in.
Somehow I am able to hold the slide in the proper position with my left hand, and with my right hand use a plastic knife to push the spring pin in so I can drop the slide stop in all the way.
There has got to be an easier way. STI has a video on their site of how to reassemble the RangeMaster with the bull barrel, but their slide stop just drops right in without any problem from the pin spring that locks the slide stop in place.
I hate to tell you how I have scratched the frame of the gun, but I am at my wits end.
Can you offer assistance?