MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD
I received the MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD for Christmas and with all the chaos of the holidays I forgot about it and never sat down and watched it. Fast forward to March 2012 while working on an AR-15 going through a box of new hardware I stumbled across the DVD and made it a point to stop what I was doing on watch it. at that moment.
MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD is nearly 3 hours and very nicely done. I didn’t nod off once. Video is high quality not like those damn AGI VHS transfers.
The start is a bit slow as the narrator discusses 1911 history. He is obviously reading. Once the tech gets underway it flows much smoother. This DVD is NOT about building and gunsmithing a 1911. It truly is an armorers approach to safety, maintenance, reliability and the fitting of drop in parts.
They go through great detail of explaining and displaying part interaction, fits and safety function tests and common mistakes. A ton of practical information for folks not well versed in 1911 function. They also include discussion and use of the proper tools albeit from the DVD sponsors. Not an infomercial though like many DVD’s
The last few chapters of the DVD covers the installation of drop in parts like ambi safeties, grip safeties, triggers.
All in all a very refreshing approach. Ill put this as a must have in your 1911 media collection along with the JERRY KUHNHAUSEN Heritage Gun books.
From the Panteo Website
The M1911 Pistol Armorer’s Course will give you a detailed understanding of the model 1911 pistol. The course covers design, model variations, disassembly, assembly, lubrication, parts fitting, trigger pull adjustments, maintenance, and troubleshooting. After-market parts and modifications are reviewed. Dean Caputo, a law enforcement officer and factory armorer instructor for the 1911 platform, will teach you how to keep your 1911 running properly and how to do limited custom work on your pistol.