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ALS11 11-06-2012 11:26 PM

Colt 45 Auto, Safety Question
I have a Series 70 Gold Cup 45 that the safety starts to engage when it is fired. I tried to increase the conical cutout where the coil spring plunger contacts the safety. It still does not remain completely off when firing. Should I continue to deepen the cutout? Do I need to replace the safety lever? If the detent is to deep then it becomes difficult to engage. Replace the coil spring?

03Armory 11-07-2012 09:10 AM

just curious. is it an amdi safety. and id switch out the safety lever before you do anything thats permanent. sometimes the solution is easier then we expect.

danf_fl 11-07-2012 10:09 AM

How new is the gun?
If new, and you are modifying, you could void the warranty.

Have you looked into getting a new spring?

HOSSFLY 11-07-2012 11:42 AM

Replace the spring-

BillM 11-07-2012 12:28 PM

Put your thumb on top of the safety. Leave it there. Fire.

HOSSFLY 11-07-2012 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by BillM (Post 1005049)
Put your thumb on top of the safety. Leave it there. Fire.

Yeah--That'll fix it :rolleyes:

trip286 11-07-2012 01:10 PM

Replace the spring and the safety. Really, unless you're an accomplished gunsmith, don't be trusting your safety mods. That's not real smart man.

ALS11 11-07-2012 04:16 PM

Guess I'll try replacing the coil spring first. That's the easiest thing to do.

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