Our sister company, 10-8 Consulting, will be conducting a 2-day Duty 1911 Course on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2011. This course is based on a comprehensive transition course taught to law enforcement personnel intending to carry the 1911 for duty use.
The 1911 platform requires a more sophisticated end user to properly operate and maintain than typical modern service pistols. With that in mind, this course is specifically designed educate the student on operational theory of the 1911, helping the student avoid reliability pitfalls of the 1911, as well as diagnose and rectify problems as they appear.
The live fire portion of the course will focus on 1911 specific manipulations, such as proper usage of the mechanical safety, slide stop, and malfunction clearances.
As time allows, minor reliability tuning of student’s pistols may be performed by instructional staff.
Topics covered include (but are not limited to):
Basic care and feeding
Full detail stripping and reassembly
Proper maintenance, lubrication
Pros and Cons of firing pin safeties
The cycle of operation as it pertains to the 1911
Diagnosing reliability issues
Extractor issues, basic tensioning and head geometry
Inspection points for reliability
Basic modifications that can be done by the end user to maximize reliability
Test fire protocols to ensure that your 1911 is fit for duty
Pros and cons of current commercially available 1911s
Pros and cons of popular modifications and aftermarket parts
Other equipment selection
Grip and Recoil Management as it pertains to the 1911
Support Gear Selection
Tactical vs. Emergency Reloads
Drills specifically tailored to address controls of the 1911
About the Instructor: Sgt. Dean Caputo (ret.) served with a municipal law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County for approximately 30 years, retiring as the supervising instructor for his agency’s Firearms Training Unit. He is a Colt Factory Armorer Instructor on the O-Frame (1911) and M16 family of weapons, and a Rangemaster at Gunsite.
In addition, Hilton Yam of 10-8 Performance will be on site to help diagnose pistol problems and perform minor gunsmithing work as needed.
WHEN: October 8-9, 2011 (8:30am-5pm)
WHERE: Best of the West Texas Shooting Range, 19500 W. SH 29, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
COST: $425 (Includes Range Fees, 10-8 Performance Armorer Block and Tool)
To register, download our REGISTRATION FORM and return with payment to the address listed on the form or email directly at TIM AT 10-8CONSULTING DOT COM
1911 Pistol with minimum 3 magazines (Preferably full sized, steel framed government model chambered in 45 ACP)
Belt Holster with Mag Pouch
Gun Belt such as Wilderness Instructor Belt
Minimum 300 rounds practice ammunition
Minimum 50 rounds duty/carry ammunition for test fire
Eye and Ear Protection
Baseball style cap is recommended
Screwdriver to remove grip screws
3/32″ pin punch (Brownells P/N 827-525-790)
Basic gun cleaning equipment (rod, brush, M16 cleaning toothbrush, etc.)
Rag or towel to place on table for gun maintenance