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Colt Series 80 firing pin blocking mechanism

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ddc, Oct 8, 2009.

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  1. ddc

    ddc Member

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    Hello,

    Which manufacturers use the Colt Series 80 firing pin blocking mechanism?

    I think Para does? Others?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JTQ

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    Kimber and S&W use a firing pin safety that is deactivated by the grip safety (the Colt series 80 is deactivated by the trigger), though the Kimber and S&W designs are slightly different from each other.
     
  3. X-Rap

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    I don't have any bad experience with the Colt but have had failures on 2 of 2 Para Limiteds. But yes they use the same mechanism.
     
  4. TeamPrecisionIT

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    So does the Para GI Expert use a Series 80 style as well? I am looking at getting a beavertail style grip safety for it but need to know which 'series' it is. Thanks in advance guys.

    Damian
     
  5. tipoc

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    TeamPrecisionIT,

    ParaOrd can give you a definitive answer.

    tipoc
     
  6. MICHAEL T

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    try a Wilson drop in.
     
  7. outerlimit

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    I think the Series 80 system is well proven and works good. It give me a bit more piece of mind while carrying a 1911 and the trigger pull is not really affected, in my opinion.

    The Schwartz system used by the S&W and Series II Kimber is crap.
     
  8. cyclopsshooter

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    i like an 80 for carry- lawyer guns and cc are a good combo
     
  9. JTQ

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    Yes, the ParaUSA GI Expert uses a Series 80 style firing pin safety.
     
  10. Hk Dan

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    If you really just can't stand it, Brownells sells a little plug kit that will fill up the plunger hole and the gap where the two levers go.

    It absolutely DOES effect trigger pull, but it's pretty slight.
     
  11. xXxplosive

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    Don't want no stinkin firing pin block on my Colts...........that's why my
    1911's are all Series 70.
     
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