just wondering

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by rjgnwdc, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Has anybody converted their Series 80 to a Series 70 with the TJ's Frame Filler Shim? The shim replaces the part you see in the picture right of the package

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  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Nope- I've never owned or ever plan on owning a series 80 ;)
    Nice looking weapon tho :cool:
     

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I have known several people who have done that. No real difference in the trigger to me. The series 80s triggers are as good as any 70 series or can for minimal money make it feel the same. Anybody who says different has no experience with them and listens to the internet BS. The only thing I hate about the 80 series is putting those pieces back in. What a pain.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    No advantage and a large liability if you use the gun in a PD action.

    Why not just buy the gun you want?
     
  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Thank you sir. I hear the opposite way to often. It usually comes from people who don't have a clue.
     
  6. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Do tell... so you're saying if I have a PD action that not having my hammer safety is going to be a problem?:confused:
     
  7. Bidah

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    What they are saying is you *could* have a problem, as some lawyer could say you had a negligent discharge due to your pistol being unsafe. I have yet to hear of or see a case where this was used, but I certainly don't know everything.
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Not the hammer safety, the firing pin safety.

    If it is removed you can bet your butt a wrongful death action will be forthcoming (from any competent lawyer) because of your "less-than-safe" modified gun.
     
  9. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Yeah I knew that's where he was going with it, and I guess it "Could" happen but like you I have never heard of this ever happening but I guess I could be carrying one day "Cocked and Unlocked" which I never do and I could drop my 1911 and because I removed the series 80 safety it could go off :confused: I'll take my chances, I have always been accused of living on the edge:p
     
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  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Famous last words :(
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    why modify it? what is the purpose or gain? IMO, buy a pistol without it in the first place as there are many out there without it. if it's strictly a range gun or target pistol, then go for it. if it's a carry pistol either leave it alone, or buy a pistol without the safety. any mods you do to a pistol, could be used by a lawyer to show that you are negligiable and unsafe if something were to happen.
     
  12. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    It is pretty much a range pistol (all my 1911's) I don't know where you live but round here series 70's are hard to find, the one I do have was custom built out of all the models available on the Colt website they only offer 2 Series 70 and none in the Commander model so I'm building another here in a month or two. Makes it a whole lot easier to break down well really easier to re assemble.
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have one handgun with the serie 80 setup and do not plan to change it.

    I don't know where you have searched for the serie 70 Colt, but I come across them all the time on the used market.

    That may be the way to go if you really want to get away from the serie 80.
    And it sounds like you want to modify anyway, so why buy new and possibly ruin a good working gun?

    (Have you ever seen a slide that was a series 80 changed to series 70? The earlier Delta Elites had some problems with the hammer bouncing and peening the area where the firing pin plunger was at. With that being near the cut out for the disconnector, some gave thier owners a little surprise after a while. That did happen to me and that is why I do not have the DE any more.)
     
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