The Colt/Browning 1911 auto pistol is extremely popular because of it’s appearance and possible accuracy however it is not that easy to field strip or disassemble and clean. The 1911 auto pistol has many parts and some have to be removed and replaced in a certain way. Sometimes this can be difficult. Videos are sometimes the easiest way to learn how to field strip a firearm and then practice, practice, practice.
Here is a Remington representative disassembling and cleaning the Remington 1911R1 auto pistol.