Armorer Block Use the block to tension the extractor - insert into the hole and apply the necessary tension. You can also drop the extractor all the way through the block as a quick fixture for filing claw geometry.  The extractor hole makes it easier to work on the part when you are out at the range, where test firing and extractor tension adjustment tends to take place. A stripped frame can be laid flat on the block, facing either way.  Relief cuts at the bottom accommodate common weld-on magazine wells. The block is relieved for the plunger tube, so a complete frame can be laid on the block on either side. Two blocks can be used together to clamp the frame for slide/frame fitting. The center channel fits the barrel for link pin removal or staking.  Use the holes to capture your link pin. Use the included pins to observe the relationship between the hammer and sear. Use the included pins to observe the relationship between the hammer and sear. Also use this area to stake or remove the hammer strut pin. Turn your mainspring housing upside down to depress the mainspring cap and punch out the retainer pin. Insert a thumb safety for fitting the engagement surface of the sear stop stud. Simply insert the safety and file parallel to the top of the block.  What is normally a tricky clamping setup and difficult angle to set is now a simple task. Insert a thumb safety for adjusting the engagement surface of the detent face.

Armorer Block

$54.95

Our 1911 Armorer Block is the culmination of years of tinkering on the 1911 and getting by with a box of tools and fixtures that didn't quite do what we wanted.  

This 4"x4"x1.25" block is CNC machined from super tough nylon, and will give years of service.  Whatever you might wish to do to your 1911 using hand tools, this block will help you do it. The block comes with hammer and sear fixture pins.

Some of the built in features of the block (see photo gallery):

  • extractor tensioning
  • extractor claw profiling
  • holding the frame flat
  • 2 blocks can hold the frame for slide/frame fitting
  • hold the barrel for link removal/installation
  • hammer/sear pin fixture, included
  • mainspring housing assembly/disassembly
  • thumb safety fitting

This block is so handy it is even used by Colt in their 1911 armorer courses!

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  • Description

    Our 1911 Armorer Block is the culmination of years of tinkering on the 1911 and getting by with a box of tools and fixtures that didn't quite do what we wanted.  

    This 4"x4"x1.25" block is CNC machined from super tough nylon, and will give years of service.  Whatever you might wish to do to your 1911 using hand tools, this block will help you do it. The block comes with hammer and sear fixture pins.

    Some of the built in features of the block (see photo gallery):

    • extractor tensioning
    • extractor claw profiling
    • holding the frame flat
    • 2 blocks can hold the frame for slide/frame fitting
    • hold the barrel for link removal/installation
    • hammer/sear pin fixture, included
    • mainspring housing assembly/disassembly
    • thumb safety fitting

    This block is so handy it is even used by Colt in their 1911 armorer courses!

  • Reviews

    Reviews

    Tom

    1911 Armorer Block

    Anyone who works on a 1911 should have this. It is an awsome product!
    David Fontenot

    Armors Block

    No more impressive than Avid or the like.. it's a breakdown cleaning block. An Armors Block is a misrepresentation. But if you are a super fan of 2011 I guess it's worth it.
    Brent Henry

    1911 Armorers block

    Block is crafted quite nicely. Excellent design which allows one to correctly perform quite a number of functions.
    Zak Gutmann

    Very nice part

    As a CNC programmer\machinist, it's really nice looking as well as robust. Very highly recommended.
    James Henderson

    Armorer’s block

    I originally purchased this 1911 armorer’s block because it had a jig to adjust the thumb safety on a 1911. But I have found every part of the armorer’s block extremely useful. This is a great product!
    Lum Barrett

    1911 Armorers Block

    I just received the new Armorers Block and I'm impressed! It is well made with a TON of built-in features; I ordered it primarily for the fixture to hold the thumb safety at the correct angle for fitting it and it works like a champ! I'm waiting for the rest of my parts to arrive to move forward on my second 1911 double-stack build, I'll be using the Armorers Block for just about every step of the build!
    Darrell

    could use a small improvement

    This block is what is needed for building or working on a 1911. All the special cuts are there to make it indispensable. The only thing I would add is to mill a pocket in the side (with a cover) to hold the pins (or 2 sets of them). Having the pins loose and nowhere to store them onboard is an invitation to aggravation when they are lost.

    VERY HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL AND MACHINING

    This is a well designed item. The machining is perfect and it works just as well. I highly recommend it! I also ordered a couple for my friends to enjoy ......

    Great tool

    Works just as advertised. Very nice tool! Everyone should have one.
    Krypt Racer

    Block Rocks..!!

    How did I ever get by without one of these..?? Had/made a couple of bench blocks to work on 1911s thru the years but the 10-8 version puts them to shame. Should be the first item purchased for any 1911 when the "must have" list is started.....It will be put to use !
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