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Old 11-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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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?



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Old 11-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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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.



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

Have you looked into getting a new spring?

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Replace the spring-

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

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Put your thumb on top of the safety. Leave it there. Fire.
Yeah--That'll fix it
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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.

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



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