Instructional Materials

More detailed instructions can be found in our FAQ section and Videos section.

CAUTIONS and INSTALLATION TEST PROCEDURE
**ALWAYS BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR FIREARM IS UNLOADED BEFORE WORKING ON OR CLEANING IT**

 

Immediately after installing any Ingenious Gun Works products, in any type of firearm that imparts power to a hammer(s), striker(s), or firing pin(s), as the case may be, with the firearm UNLOADED and without any trigger contact, actuate the firearm several times in a vigorous manner to make certain that the hammer(s), striker(s), or firing pin(s) are securely retained in the cocked position prior to let-off. Also, actuate the safety to determine that it is working properly. If during these tests, the hammer(s), striker(s), or firing pin(s) should fall or be released without trigger contact, or the safety does not work properly, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOAD OR FIRE THE FIREARM until corrective repairs are made. If any doubts ever exist concerning the safe operation of your firearm(s), consult your local Gunsmith.


NOTE: Always wear high-quality safety eyeglasses when  installing  any  Ingenious Gun Works products to prevent eye injury. High-quality safety eyeglasses should be used when shooting any firearm. DO NOT use ammunition exceeding standard factory pressure levels.


WARNING: Failure to follow this procedure may result in accidental discharge, firearm damage and serious bodily injury. Always be certain your firearm is functioning properly before use. Always use firearms in a safe, responsible manner.
 

 

1911 FUNCTION CHECK WEBSITE (MUST READ)
This web site is critical for customers to safely check their pistol for function and safety.
http://www.m1911.org/technic25.htm

OWNER'S MANUALS
This site is owned by a friend and lists owners manuals for dozens of firearms.
http://doeverythingmanual.com/products

1911 D & A WEBSITE
This link goes to a site with good detailed pictures of step by step instructions for disassembly and assembly.
http://how-i-did-it.org/detail-1911/index.html

1911 DISASSEMBLY VIDEO (MUST WATCH)
This is the Gold Standard for disassembly as it is from Brownells.
http://www.brownells.com/GunTech/Brownells-Firearm-Maintenance-1911-Disassembly-Part-1-4/detail.htm?lid=15886