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I prefer a 1911 where I remove the guide plug and spring prior to removing the slide. This from m1911.org says the RIA Tactical does not work that way. Can any RIA Tactical owner weigh in on this?

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The field stripping procedure to be followed with the RIA Tactical .45 ACP is different than for other, full length guide rod equipped full size 1911 type pistols. Making sure that the pistol is completely unloaded, and with the magazine removed, the slide must be moved to the rear (under tension from the recoil spring) so that the slide take-down notch is over the slide stop, at which time the right side of the slide stop pin is pushed, and the slide stop is removed. The slide is then moved forward, off the frame, taking care that the guide rod, recoil spring, and recoil spring plug remain in position with the slide. Allow the guide rod to move back slightly toward the rear of the barrel, so that the barrel bushing can be moved, carefully, clockwise, to release the recoil spring plug and spring, toward the muzzle. The recoil spring plug must be pushed in with a non-marring tool (such as the handle of a nylon toothbrush) in order to be able to turn the barrel bushing. Then the full length guide rod can be removed from the slide, toward the chamber end of the barrel. The barrel bushing is then moved counter-clockwise, lining up its notch with the recoil spring tunnel, and removing to the front. The barrel link can then be lowered onto the barrel, and the barrel can be removed from the slide, from back-to-front, toward the muzzle. (This rather complex disassembly procedure is required, because the FLGR is not compressible with the pistol in battery, or, with the slide slightly pushed to the rear.)
 

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I think that was just the first batch they sent over.. Since then they have made it so you push in the plug and turn the bushing.

The rod was a touch long so they shorted it.

Mine is one of the first and it is no problem to disassemble at all. By the third time I had it down.

You can install a G.I. type rod and plug but I see no need..

Hope this helps..
 
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