ced,ced said:A friend of mine just recently purchased a feild grade EMS , the commander style. When i went to show him how to break it down i noticed the full length guide rod and spring had a bushing. Can anyone tell me the easiest way to remove it? I could not get it to budge. I thought about a bushing wrench but i can't see how you would get on it. I looked through the maual and it said to pull the spring back and rotate it clockwise. Geez i needed three hands to try and get it lol. Anyway and help would be greatly appreciated.
Check the end of the rod near the muzzel. If it requires a wrench then you know for sure it's a two piece rod instead of a one. If it's a two piece then remove the front section of the rod using a wrench and them proceed to remove the bushing in the conventional way. If it's a one piece then using your right hand retract the slide until the half moon slide stop remove notch is aligned andthen pull the slide stop straing out. After that verrrry slowly let the slide forward and make sure under tension put you thumb under the recoil spring and tension it and pull the slide straight off. To reassemble just do everything in reverse. It require allot of practice and sweat but it'll also strengthen you hands. Believe me if I can do it you can.