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Deal breaker?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by okie, Jul 10, 2010.


  1. okie

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    A comment Brian made about his new Rem 1911 got me to thinkin. He said he preferred the series 70, but the series 80 wasn't a deal breaker for him. That Kimber Covert was the only 1911 I ever owned that had the firing pin block, and I had no trouble with it, but I have decided that from here on out only series 70 for me. Call me petty if you want:tease::supergrin:
     

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    which Petty, Kyle or Richard? :rofl:
     

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    Richard for sure:supergrin::rofl:
     
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    Okie, the Kimber is neither 70 or 80. Its uses a totally different sort of FP safety.

    While I don't like any of them, I think I actually prefer how Kimber does it. :dunno:

    I just don't care for the series 80 design. That said, it obviously doesn't stop me from buying them. I am surprised Remington decided to use it though.
     
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    I hoped that the R1 would be a series 70, It is a deal breaker for me, I would have owned one already if it was not a series 80:crying:
     
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    Fixed it for you :rofl:

    i don't care for 80 Series either, but i bought one anyway.

    the 80 series works off the trigger bow, while the Schwartz works off of the grip safety.

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    Yeah, all the other new 1911s on the market are series 70, such as Iver Johnson, Regent, ATI, EMF, and Magnum Research.

    I guess Remington, being a HUGE American Firearms manufacturer, decided to be "politically" correct. :dunno: Either way, it sucks. :upeyes:

    I think Colt should give it a rest too. I think if they did, the rest would follow.

    I have this Special Combat, which is Colt's top of the line 1911 these days, and its a series 80. People who shell out the money that Colt charges for this model, DON'T want that nonsense in their gun. That's the one thing I don't like about it.

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    I guess I didn't know there was a difference. What is the difference between the series 80 and Kimber's:headscratch:
     
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    NEWSFLASH!!!!

    You can strip out the Series 80 parts on true Colt style as well as some others. C&S used to make a part for this.
     
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    Never mind I saw Quacks thread:embarassed:
     
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    Kimber's is activated by the grip safety, while Colt's is designed around the trigger pull.

    Kimber's just seems like a cleaner design. I hate working around a series 80 safety.

    Once again, I don't like either.









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    Yeah, I just realized that he beat me to it. :embarassed:
     
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    Yeah, I was gonna buy one of these til I found out its a series 80. Oh well, I didn't want target sights anyways. Im much happier with my TRP.
     
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    I actually like it slight better than my TRP, but there's no way the Special Combat should be a series 80 gun. It should be based off their new series 70 guns.

    If Colt wants to use it for their XSE series or even the Gold Cup Trophy, fine, but not the Special Combat.
     
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    May the Schwartz be wit' you!,..........or not. :whistling:

    I perfer not.
     
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    Me too :)

    That said, all my Kimbers are series II. :upeyes: Oh well :sigh:
     
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    Along these same lines, I wanted to also mention that I feel even stronger that Smith & Wesson uses the series 80 in their Performance Center 1911s. Once again, if they want to use it in their standard SW1911s and everything in between, fine, but I feel its ridiculous they use it at the Performance Center. These are 1911s priced right at the beginning of semi custom 1911 territory. As I said before, people buying $2000 1911s DON'T want that crap. :upeyes:

    Springfield uses the goofy key lock on the mainspring housing, which I don't like anymore than the firing pin safeties, but at least they have enough sense to keep it off their custom guns.







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    I am also against fpb, not even consider buying a gun with one unless it is a very good deal and I can send it to a good gunsmith for a series 70 conversion.