I want to stone the hammer and sear on my 1911. It will be my first time stoning a critical part. Is this something I can do without a jig, or should I spend the money to get a Power Custom Series I jig. Any tips or techniques would be appreciated.
I have the power series I fixture. I think it was money very well spent. I know there are other fixtures for a bit less but I have always had great results with the Power fixture - it seems almost idiot-proof, which has come in handy for me more then a couple of times...
Yes, the jig does come with instructions, but practice will do you more good. Go to a gun shop and see if the 'smith has any old useless sears he might let you have for practice. Who knows, maybe an old beatup hammer or two as well. And, Byrd gave you some good advice...get good 1/2X6" stones...one fine and one extra fine is what I use mostly...and a medium once in a while to take down the hammer hooks initially.
BTW, you can buy a good trigger job for much less than the cost of the Powers jig and a set of stones so if you only plan to do one job, I'd give it some thought.