This unique Steel clip designed to capture the recoil spring plug on 1911’s using 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.