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    Surprise phone call

    Gun shop called this morning to tell me my Micro Compact Operator was in. Holy cow!!!! Was supposed to take 12-16 weeks and it's here in less then a month!!!

    I'll post some pics tomorrow. Until then I have a question. I proceeded to disassemble to clean. Sheesh just trying to get the disassembly pin out was a bear. Once I got it out, I honestly thought I would have to take it to my gunsmith for reassembly. Couldn't get the pin back in.

    Talk about tight. Please tell me this is going to loosen up a bit. I plan to take it apart tomorrow, do a good cleaning, and head to the range on Thursday. Figure I'll run out to Wally World and see if I can buy a box or two of WWB.

    Will keep ya'll posted. In the meantime if anyone has any hints/tips to remove and replace the disassembly pin I'd appreciate it.

    Any recommendations on magazines for it?

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    All I can do is tell you congratulations and I hope you enjoy the new toy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    All I can do is tell you congratulations and I hope you enjoy the new toy.

    Hey! Awesome!!!

    I guess I was wrong!

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    im no pro but a couple ins and outs and a dab or teflon lube and you should be in there like swim wear, from my experience,congrats on the new piece

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    Ozark10 is offline Junior Member
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    Bought one Saturday and had difficulty removing the pin too. Difficult removing and reinserting. A bit of lubricant , time and patience and it will be less of an effort !

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    Ozark10 is offline Junior Member
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    One other thing I might add. I have a Colt Defender and always liked the feel of the rubber grips with the finger grooves. I purchased and installed the" Pierce Grip Enhancement for Officer Mode / 1911 Compact and equivalents " . I think it improves the "feel" , especially it being a small handgun. www.pearcegrip.com. 1-800-390-9420. I bought the grip quite a while ago anticipating the purchase of the pistol and I think I purchased thru The Officers Store ?
    The Defender was returned to Colt twice because of feeding issues, FTF. I'm hoping this Springfield will be reliable. I could never carry the Colt and feel secure. Accuracy on the Colt was terrific, I haven't fired the Springfield yet.........................maybe get to the range later this week. I have three other Springfield handguns and have "0" issues with them................ great factory support with lifetime warranty, no more Colts for me .

    Russ
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