Reason behind Colt still putting out Series 80 firing mechanism

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  1. Master Guns

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    That was a good one
     
  2. 0311INF

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    It comes with the territory. Never once saw a Master Gunnery Sergeant who wasn't in the middle of ruining some younger Marine's day, officers included.
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  3. George Kaplan

    George Kaplan emeritus

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    I understand the Colts and the Swartz FPS but my question is for the customs. What does (for example) Wilson or Baer use? To broad? Model specific? I checked those two sites just going off the top of my head and neither site mentioned what was used.
     
  4. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Wilson, Baer, etc don’t use any stop per-say. The use of a strong firing pin spring and lightweight titanium firing pin accomplish a pretty drop safe solution.
     
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  5. MGGLOCK9

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    I know few police departments allow 1911s...but I wonder if the FPS might not be required by some/most of those that do allow it. And it certainly might help sway a reluctant administrator...
     
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    Are the new 70 series competition models safe to dry fire eith the titanium firing pins?
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

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    Yep....no issues at all
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

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    Colt and Kimber are the only major 1911 manufacturers to use a firing pin safety.
     
  9. Bradd D

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    S&W and Sig?
     
  10. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

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    It really does not matter
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

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    Hmmm,......forgot those.

    thanks
     
  12. 0311INF

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    Auto Ordinance
    Para
    Remington
    Taurus

    All use a firing pin block akin to the series 80 fps, though not in all their pistols.
     
  13. CAcop

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    That's how we got 1911s. I think it was because of all the guns we issued or allowed they had FPS. SIG, Glock, Smith, HK, etc.
     
  14. Nutty Professor 188

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    When my department allowed 1911s for on-duty carry they required models with FPS.


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