Originally Posted by HOSSFLY
But they're not
I just mean that you can't pick one particular design change and say that is the reason it's not a 1911. Internal or external, the gun still operates the same way.
Not the case with the Series 80. I can think of at least 3, maybe 4 new parts that were added because of that change. That's a pretty significant design change compared to an external extractor, not to mention it changed the operation of the gun slightly.
I just see to many people get hung up on the external extractors while Colt and others tend to get a pass on the Series 80 safety. And throwing around incorrect comments about what is supposedly not a "real" 1911 is something that needs to be corrected. We don't want to be spreading misinformation on here if we can help it.