Which one do you feel is more safe? Is the 70 more reliable than the 80?
Quite an interesting story , one I've never heard before , however the firing pin block wasn't added to prevent a weapon in "Condition One" from going off it was added because of all the stories of the guns with the safety off being dropped and firing and if I recall the state of California instituting their first list of "Legal guns" with a requirement of having to pass a drop test with the safety off .I don't know which is more safe but I can tell that the military took an original 1911 and set up a bullet proof barrier as I recall about 20 feet high. They had a series of soldiers throw the loaded cocked and lock gun over the barrier several hundred times until the grips were gone as well as the rear and front sights were beat round. The stayed on safety and when they were done the last solider doing the throwing knock the gun off safety and shot it until the magazine was empty without a hitch. I know that all of my Kimbers are original 1911 style and I would assume most if not all other clones would be the same.