CED Reverse Plug Retention Clip

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Recoil Parts/Springs

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This unique Steel clip is designed to capture the recoil spring plug on 1911s & 2011s which use the reverse plug system. Replaces bent paper clips or small nails which are cumbersome to use. Slip the loop portion of this clip over the guide rod and slide until the end is positivity engaged with the retention hole in the rod. This allows for a controlled release of the slide in disassembling a pistol by capturing the recoil spring until it is purposely removed. Dis-assembly becomes smoother, easier, and prevents mishaps. A perfect addition to the workbench, range bag, and cleaning kit. Buy several and always be prepared when the need arises!


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  1. The reverse plug retention clip is, by far, the easiest and most reliable of any disassembly I've used. The foot of this tool and guide rod retention design eliminate slippage along the length of the guide rod and misalignment with the front of the r

    Posted by Stan Babiarz on Dec 21st 2018

    I have several CED Reverse Plug Retention Clips to preclude having to resort to less effective tools because of any memory issues.

  2. Outa sight

    Posted by Louis on Feb 13th 2018

    Yes it's outa sight. But hopefully it will show up in my mailbox soon.

  3. CED Reverse Plug Retention Clip

    Posted by Jim on Jan 17th 2018

    This item is better than the L-shaped retention clip that comes with the gun. After retracting the slide, the loop in the clip fits over the end of the guide rod, and the end of the clip goes in the hole in the guide rod. This holds the recoil spring in a retracted position for removal of the recoil assembly from the gun.

  4. Great product!

    Posted by Michael K Spear on Nov 4th 2016

    Beats trying to get a paper clip bent and then held in place. This item stays in place and is easy to use. Highly recommended!

  5. It's a bent paperclip...

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 5th 2016

    Part works as advertised, but how many stars can you give a reverse plug retention clip? It snapped on with minimal effort and held. I would buy again if I didn't have one. It does make teardown easier... However I would suggest just ponying up and buying Dawson tool less guide rods.

  6. Works like a charm

    Posted by Ken H. on Oct 24th 2015

    Should have purchased one of these little bad boys a long time ago. Makes breaking done my Trubor and Aegis so much easier. Thanks Dawson.