In the parts of my life where I have been a supervisor, I have learned to delegate authority to the best people for the job. I don’t customize my own handguns – I assign top professionals who specialize with those particular tools. My lovely wife is, thank goodness, mechanically inclined, and is a self-proclaimed “pulling chick.” Princess of polymer guns, she started with GLOCKs and still wears them. When she asked if I could send her to the nearest GLOCK gunsmith school, I was enthusiastically positive. When she asked if she could go to the Mother Ship in Smyrna, Georgia for GLOCK Advanced Armory School, I happily paid her way. When she started shooting Springfield Armory XD pistols, I sent her to their gunsmith school and she was grateful.
Then I put my hands on her shoulders and said solemnly, “Darling, beloved, I think you are ready for the armory school of 1911!”
And – shit, shit, shit – she finally understood me…
But, regardless, I still have a resident GLOCK nurse, which is one of the reasons I carry this brand of gun so often.
So now I always clean my own 1911s and most other pistols and revolvers. If I pull them hard, well, that’s why I keep all those extra springs and such handy. I guess those guns are there to take care of me more than I’m there to take care of them. Corn …
Ultimately, if we don’t take care of these weapons, we can’t expect them to take care of us.