Range Officer Compact and Its Slide Stop From Hell

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1911' started by Willieboy, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Willieboy

    Willieboy Angry Old White Guy

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    Wow, it sure is tough to reinstall the slide stop lever on the RO Compact. I finally found a way to depress the plunger while pushing in the lever, but it sure wasn't easy. Hopefully, parts will wear in with use.
     
  2. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    Polishing the end of the stop will work better than waiting for it to wear, which may never happen. The old trick is to insert the corner of a credit card between the plunger and stop, which just sort of works. Adjusting a slide stop so that it just pops in is kind of an art.
     

  3. Willieboy

    Willieboy Angry Old White Guy

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    I've only owned Colts in the past so this side stop issue is new to me. On Colts, its just pops right in. I used the little gismo that snaps onto the recoil guide rod. Then, with the slide almost in the proper position, I used my thumb nail to depress the plunger until the slide stop engaged it. Then, with the plunger in its groove and the slide stop resting against the slide, I just had to move the slide a little to drive the slide stop home. Such an ordeal.
     
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  4. pokute

    pokute Sincere as a $5 funeral

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    You must have inherited Purdy Fallar's fingernails! I'm calling Dick Tracy!
     

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  5. Willieboy

    Willieboy Angry Old White Guy

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    I don't think I'm related to Purdy, but my nails are pretty tough.