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Firing Pin Block on Auto Ord. 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by War Squirrel, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. War Squirrel

    War Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Is a firing pin block desirable on a carry gun or is it extraneous?

    I was looking at an Auto Ordinance M1911a1, but I'm seeing mixed reviews. Any opinions on it?
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    As long as it times correctly, it's good to go. You'll never know it's there until you detail strip it. I prefer my carry pistols not have them because Murphy made me his personal project.
  3. War Squirrel

    War Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tuner. It'd probably be better to just follow the K.I.S.S principle and go without it. Besides, I can get a Rock Island for way cheaper than the Auto Ordinance and put the arched MSH on myself.
  4. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Well...There's the matter of removing or disabling a designed-in safety device. It could be used to show reckless disregard. I wouldn't do it. Not on a carry gun anyway.
  5. coalman

    coalman Well-Known Member

    Many 1911s w/ a FPB run fine. I prefer them without.
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The original design is highly resistant to an impact discharge, if you don't let the firing pin spring turn to mush. It would have to impact directly "nose first" from a fairly considerable height. Falling from your hand to the floor isn't going to do it.

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