Springfield Armory 1911 Question

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    Springfield Armory 1911 Question

    I have been looking to add a 1911 to my assortment of pistols and the Sprinfield has been recommended by many people. The question is about the key operated safety on the MSH. Has anyone had any issue with this on a Springfield 1911? When I first saw this safety feature I immediately took Springfield off of my list. Am I being irrational? I am curious because I haven't found any other 1911s with this feature.
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    I have not heard of any issues, but it's an east thing to get rid of with a simple main spring housing (MSH) replacement.

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    I've been shooting Springfield 1911s for over a decade. I've never had a problem with their MSH's. You'll probably never know the lock system is even there. As JD said, if for whatever reason you don't care for it the MSH can be swapped out easily. Springfield makes one of the best 1911s out there, so I wouldn't take them off my list.
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    I never use mine/ never had a problem with it .
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    Never had a problem with it and as JD said easy to swap out.
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    Three years and roughly 6000 rounds through my TRP, no issues with that safety on the MSH whatsoever.
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    just unlock the gun and put the key back in the box and never lock it again. I know some that actually throw the key away.....but I always keep mine.....I really don't know why.
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    I never had a problem with mine. If it concerns you that it might malfunction. Change out the MSH.
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I wasn't sure if it would be as easy as changing out the MSH.
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    I think the concern about the locks causing a malfunction is more a case of a a problem looking for a place to happen. Yes, it could, but any other part of a firearm can fail also. If soneone did an "accurate" search, the number of lock problems would probably be much, much smaller than suspected, far less than extractor, slide lock, and trigger problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    just unlock the gun and put the key back in the box and never lock it again. I know some that actually throw the key away.....but I always keep mine.....I really don't know why.
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    No problems here with either a Loaded Micro Compact or a Range Officer. I like 'em as well as any mid-grade 1911, in fact, I like 'em better than most.
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    No issue on my Loaded Champion. I have never taken the key out of the case.
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    I actually have a Springfield 1911 locking MSH on a Kimber. The Kimber came with a plastic MSH and I wanted to replace it with a checkered steel one. I found a nice one at a gun show, and noticed the tiny 1/16 inch hole indicating a Springfield unit with locking safety. I bought it anyway and installed it on the Kimber, and it has worked well for 5 years in the "off" position. I wish S&W revolvers had such a low profile locking safety as the Springfield 1911s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeter64 View Post
    I have been looking to add a 1911 to my assortment of pistols and the Sprinfield has been recommended by many people. The question is about the key operated safety on the MSH. Has anyone had any issue with this on a Springfield 1911? When I first saw this safety feature I immediately took Springfield off of my list. Am I being irrational? I am curious because I haven't found any other 1911s with this feature.
    I swapped out the parts on mine for standard parts and a Flat MSH = just as a hedge.
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