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Old 01-11-2020, 10:33 AM
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I remove the 80's FP blocks on my 1911s and use the spacer to fill the void. What I don't care for is that darned hole in the slide left by the vacated plunger. To remedy that I use a 70s series firing pin, remove the plunger spring and drop the plunger back in. The plunger simply rides the FP and doesn't interfere with function.
For a range gun maybe, but I would be very leery of such a setup in a defense gun because you never know when that plunger is somehow going to end up getting jammed with the firing pin.

Honestly folks, if for some reason you really can't stand the Series 80 system Colt makes nearly every model in a "Series 70" format as well.
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