Going all in for the 1911

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911247 View Post
    Yes it has no firing pin safety like the glock, but it has a manual safety that i can see if its on or off.
    Taurus PT1911s do have a firing pin safety. Part No.s 1.12, 1.13, 4.16, and 4.17. http://www.taurususa.com/pdf/1911manual.pdf
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    You know, the Series 80 firing pin safety is a non issue for me. After some wearing in, it's not bad at all.

    But trying to depress that little bugger and the firing pin at the same time to put the pin plate cover back on with my big clumsy fingers is a trying experience and test of my patience.
    But the added safety is an acceptable trade off.
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    They're not a concern for me either.
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    You know, what you did is the best way to determine what you want to carry....take it out and shoot it, try it, and put it through the paces....got me antsy now to see if I want to do a little switching up when i get home off the boat, my combat commander has been in he safe a long time now, maybe a little too long.....gonna dig it out and just have another look and evaluation, of course the little airweight will always be out of the safe......but it might be time for a reckoning with the rest of my aresanl, or at least trading some places in the safe.......no argument here over what you, or anyone else chooses to carry, as long as you carry it and are proficient, that is the name of the game. Good luck, but are ya gonna be changing your name to [ coltman45 ] ..... anyhow, i have always loved the feel of the 45 in my hands, and i think i started going the other way over weight, but now i have a nice holster n belt maker that might make me look at things differently......
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    Whether you disagree or agree with the conclusion, this has got to be one of the best posts I've read on any forum anywhere.

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    Gman, a good read. I came to your conclusion a number of years ago although I must say I can't compare a Glock since I have never owned one and only pulled the trigger on a couple belonging to friends. Nothing wrong with them they just don't suit me. I started with Colt 1911's and have never left that brand. Thousands of rounds down range with not a single gun related malfunction. I carry a Colt LW Government Model but have several other all steel Colts to increase the pleasure of my range time. I've also carried a j frame off and on for years but settled on a Colt Agent revolver for pocket carry when the big gun is a no-no. Friends laugh when I draw the Agent at the range because I "sweep" the thumb safety on it as I am coming on target just as if there was one. You came to the right decision for you and that's what counts in the long run.

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