Colt New Agent 45 takedown


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Rod4277
September 25, 2010, 05:06 PM
I just received my Colt New Agent. I haven't even fired it yet and can't wait. The takedown is somewhat different than my 1911 A1. I have been browsing the internet and happen to see a new "gizmo" to aid in the takedown of the Kimber 1911 Ultra. See the attached link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4abQiOpEnA

Also I see another similar STI takedown tool listed for different barrel lengths. Please see the second link.

http://www.1911store.com/recoilmastersti-takedowntool.aspx

The question is would any of these work on the New Agent?

Please advise!

Have a great day!

Regards,
Rod

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Jimineer
September 25, 2010, 08:33 PM
I have a Defender and I have seen these doo-hickies. But after a few times of practice you can get it done without one IMO. To me, just another little thing to keep track of. I can't even keep up with my dang knives.

Anyhow, contrats on the New Agent and happy shooting.

<<<sorry I'm just in a crappy mood today>>>:cuss:

eagle45
September 25, 2010, 11:10 PM
I use a thin aluminum open end wrench to take pressure off the recoil spring so I can get the slide stop back in. I put it on the end of the recoil spring, pointing up toward the front sight. Works great and falls out once you rack the slide. It's about 1/8" thick.

ghitch75
September 25, 2010, 11:49 PM
with my defender and my bushing less bull gun.....i just grab them with my right thumb behind the GS and stick my fore finger in slide port and pull the slide stop....no tools needed....

Rod4277
October 1, 2010, 11:56 AM
I want to thank you all for you replies!

I do have to disagree with some of you that don’t think any tools are needed to take-down and reassembly the Colt New Agent. Before I describe the issue I do have one weak hand do to nerve damage from chemotherapy for cancer. So this may be a factor.

Disassembly went okay without any tool but reassembly was another story. Without any tool I found that with full pressure on the guide rod the barrel lug would slip from the forward position and the guide rod would cock when attempting reinstall the slide on the frame preventing the slide from sliding to the reassembly position. The colt manual states that the barrel lug must be in the forward position for reassembly. After several tries I used a small pair of visegrips with padded jaws to take full pressure off and center the guide rod. Reassembly went smooth after that.

This morning I ordered a take down tool from NDZ Performance http://www.ndzperformance.com/Kimber%20Accessories.htm that is intended for the Kimber Ultra II series (short). From the picture the guide rod assembly appears to be identical to the Colt New Agent. I will let you all know later how the tool works.

I also have on hand some scratch prevention devices available from ISPT http://1911-ispt.com/buy-now.shtml the ISPT - Elite Custom model is the right size for the Colt New Agent and my Springfield Armory NM 1911A1. I can tell you they work great especially protecting a new pistol that is still very tight.

Have a great day!

……. Rod

MICHAEL T
October 2, 2010, 12:27 AM
I just use the cue tip I been using during cleaning to hold the guide rod forward a little. Slip Slide-stop in. Pull back on slide it falls away . I made a tool out of a piece of thin plastic when first got the Defender. It got lost. Cue tips get tossed and always their when I am cleaning. This way Defender and Agent both get cleaned and no tools needed.

Rod4277
October 2, 2010, 10:04 AM
Your technique won't work on re-assembly off New Agent because it would cause the guide rod to cock and any movement off center will cause (1) the barrel lug to slip from the full forward position and (2) the small guide plate on the end of the guide rod to missalign and not clear the frame preventing the slide from moving all the way to the re-assembly position. This may have worked before the re-design of the guide rod. Colt recalled serial numbered pistols with serial numbers GTO1001 - GTO4505 mine is much newer with Serial number GTO6509. Colt also recalled Combat Elite, Defender and Night Defenders. Here is the link to Colts website and recall info. http://www.coltsmfg.com/recall.aspx

Have a great day!

Regards,
Rod

sturmgewehr70
October 2, 2010, 10:34 AM
with my defender and my bushing less bull gun.....i just grab them with my right thumb behind the GS and stick my fore finger in slide port and pull the slide stop....no tools needed....
I agree on the simple method of no tools needed other than my fingers. I break my New Agent down and reassemble it just as easily.

Rod4277
October 16, 2010, 03:45 PM
Okay after having much difficulty taking down my new Colt New Agent 45ACP I found something that makes the job easy. I also recommend the scratch pevention tool from ISPT. See the product information attached below. After taking down and reassembling my New Agent several times today I highly recommedn thes items. They make it easy to take down and reassemble your New Agent easily.

1. Ultra II serices takedown tool for Kimber (short)
Available from NDZ Performance Accessories for $4.99 + S&H.
http://ndzperformance.com/Kimber%20Accessories.htm

2. ISPT - Elite customer the customer has the right size for the stock mag. release on the Colt New Agent. http://1911-ispt.com/buy-now.shtml

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