Colt 1911 70 Series

This is a discussion on Colt 1911 70 Series within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by marcclarke Do you personally own a Model 80 tuned by this guy? If you do, what comparison do you make between a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcclarke View Post
    Do you personally own a Model 80 tuned by this guy? If you do, what comparison do you make between a well-tuned Model 70's trigger and your Model 80's trigger tuned by this chap?
    I've never needed Mr. Jacobsen's services on the Series 80's I own, so I don't personally own one of Teddy's pistols, but a friend has (or had) two of them. I have/and have had, both Series 70's and Series 80's since 1984, and from personal experience, both can be tuned to the point of not knowing which is which without looking (by any competent 'smith, not just Mr. Jacobsen). As Mr. Jacobsen has stated in the past, and my gunsmith and many other smith's agree, the problems of tuning a Series 80, begin when attempting to go below 3.5#s. Most all of my 1911s serve as carry weapons, so I've never needed, nor wanted to go below 4.5#.

    The factory trigger pulls on my current Series 80s are;

    1984 - 4.75lbs.
    1987 - 5.5lbs.
    1988 - 4.0lbs.
    2002 - 4.5lbs.
    2003 - 5.25lbs.
    2005 - 4.75lbs.
    2011- 4.75lbs.
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    I have a Series 80 sitting on Chuck Rogers' bench that will undoubtedly come back with a break as crisp as a finely tuned Series 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    I have a Series 80 sitting on Chuck Rogers' bench that will undoubtedly come back with a break as crisp as a finely tuned Series 70.
    I don't doubt that for a second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I don't doubt that for a second.
    Matter of fact he says it will be 3-3/4 lbs.
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