What is the difference between a Series 70 and 80 1911?

What is the difference between a Series 70 and 80 1911?

In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. Series 70 1911s have no safety plunger in the slide. The shooter must press the trigger to unblock the firing pin for Series 80 1911s.

What is Series 70 firing system?

Series 70 is in this context just refers to the original GI system, without the Series 80 firing pin safety. The FP safety keeps the firing pin fron contacting the primer for a possible AD when the pistol is dropped, muzzle down, on a hard surface. Series 70 up side is a cleaner trigger pull.

What is a Colt 1911 Series 70?

The Colt® 1911 Series 70 Competition Stainless Steel Semi-Auto Pistol is a performance-enhanced, competition-ready 1911, designed specifically for competitive shooting. Featuring a corrosion-resistant stainless steel slide with aggressive rear slide serrations, this pistol offers superior durability and performance.

What’s the difference between a 70 series and 80 series Colt?

My name is Justin Baldini, director of marketing for Colt on this week on topic, Tuesday, we’re, going to talk about the difference between a 70 Series 1911 and an 80 series. 1911 stick around. You’re gonna learn something so what you’ll notice on your left is this is a this happens to be a gold cup pistol?

What’s the difference between a 1911 Series 70 and 80?

While we already know that not all 1911s are the same, there are a few differences that stand out. The biggest questions come in the form of “What is the difference between series 70 and series 80?” First a small bit of history.

Is the 1911 Series 70 without the collet bushing?

Present day you can get reproduction series 70 (without the collet bushing) as well as series 80.

What makes a 1911 Series 80 drop safe?

Basically, when the trigger is pressed a slim metal lift in the frame of the Series 80 1911 raises up and presses a safety plunger located in the slide, deactivating the firing pin block and allowing the gun to fire. The change was a good way to make the guns drop safe.