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Firing Pin Block on Auto Ord. 1911

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

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  1. War Squirrel

    War Squirrel Member

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    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?
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Many 1911s w/ a FPB run fine. I prefer them without.
     
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    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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