.22 Conversion for SW1911PD - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-09-2019, 06:37 PM
Indynick Indynick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 166
.22 Conversion for SW1911PD

I purchased a SW1911PD (no box or papers) with the intent of putting on my Colt 22 conversion, that I currently use on a Colt Government. When I got it installed, I could not pull the trigger. The only difference between the PD and my other 1911 is in the below picture. What is that part?
Attached Thumbnails
SW1911PD Receiver Pic Mod.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-09-2019, 08:57 PM
tgt_usa's Avatar
tgt_usa tgt_usa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,650
Firing pin safety

Quote:
Originally Posted by Indynick View Post
I purchased a SW1911PD (no box or papers) with the intent of putting on my Colt 22 conversion, that I currently use on a Colt Government. When I got it installed, I could not pull the trigger. The only difference between the PD and my other 1911 is in the below picture. What is that part?
Looks to be a part of the firing-pin safety. The S&W design is operated by the grip safety. Does the trigger operate when the center-fire upper is mounted and the grip safety is disengaged?
__________________
NRA Benefactor; D.E. Handgun; Certified RSO and Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, PPItH, PPOtH, HFS
USAA: Level I Archery Instructor
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.-J.S.Mill
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Indynick Indynick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 166
When I first got the gun, I sent 200 rounds down range, with the original slide, with no problems. I can also put the trigger, with no slide installed.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 05-09-2019, 09:43 PM
Indynick Indynick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 166
You are correct. It is a firing pin safety. I found this thread.
https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=286924

Don't know what I am going to do now. I got the SW1911PD to use the 22 on.

My Colt was build in 1928, so no firing pin safety. My other SW1911 E-Series does not have it either.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-09-2019, 09:48 PM
824tsv 824tsv is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 307
Thats unfortunate. I was one of the members saying that a Colt .22 Conversion Unit will work on a S&W when you were asking originally. I've not seen that firing pin safety on a S&W before and as you can see my SW1911PC doesn't have one either.
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_2005.JPG  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-10-2019, 06:39 AM
Indynick Indynick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 166
The PD is a very nice shooter, so all is not lost. I will just put the 22 on my E-Series, and keep an eye out for something else.

Do you know the year your PD was built? Also, I see you are using a shock-buffer. Is that because of the Alloy frame?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-10-2019, 11:40 AM
824tsv 824tsv is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Indynick View Post
The PD is a very nice shooter, so all is not lost. I will just put the 22 on my E-Series, and keep an eye out for something else.

Do you know the year your PD was built? Also, I see you are using a shock-buffer. Is that because of the Alloy frame?
My pistol is from the Performance Centre and its a full size all stainless pistol. I use the shock buffers on all my 1911's. Cheap insurance in my mind. We can't carry up here so I have no reliability concerns using them, although it's been 100% reliable with them.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-10-2019, 09:43 PM
tgt_usa's Avatar
tgt_usa tgt_usa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,650
Short side-track

Quote:
Originally Posted by 824tsv View Post
...
I've not seen that firing pin safety on a S&W before and as you can see my SW1911PC doesn't have one either.
Is that frame in the white? In any case, it looks nice. The softness of the factory finish was a minor nuisance as I was using kydex holsters at the time I puchased mine. } -;

[ed. Ah ... NVM ... steel, so yes, it’s in the white.]
__________________
NRA Benefactor; D.E. Handgun; Certified RSO and Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, PPItH, PPOtH, HFS
USAA: Level I Archery Instructor
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.-J.S.Mill

Last edited by tgt_usa; 05-10-2019 at 10:48 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-10-2019, 10:03 PM
tgt_usa's Avatar
tgt_usa tgt_usa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,650
Since you didnt recognize it ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Indynick View Post
You are correct. It is a firing pin safety. I found this thread.
https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=286924

Don't know what I am going to do now. I got the SW1911PD to use the 22 on.

My Colt was build in 1928, so no firing pin safety. My other SW1911 E-Series does not have it either.
Since you didnt recognize it, youíve likely not previously re-assembled a 1911-pattern with a FPS. And Iíve certainly re-assembled 1911-pattern pistols such that the FPS would not disengage; taken it back apart and, paying more attention, re-assembled it correctly as indicated by the action now working. Thatíd be my -guess- here. Never used a Coltsí .22 conversion ... but lots of other .22 conversions. So itís -possible- thereís an incompatibility with the FPS ... but Iíd be pretty surprised.

S&W has given me ownerís manuals for the asking. If theyíve had a policy change, itís likely still worthwhile to get one. Ah ha! Is your S&W a government? Or a commander? That model I understand to be a commander ... and this might explain an incompatibility:

https://forums.1911forum.com/showpos...84&postcount=6
__________________
NRA Benefactor; D.E. Handgun; Certified RSO and Instructor: Pistol, Rifle, PPItH, PPOtH, HFS
USAA: Level I Archery Instructor
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.-J.S.Mill

Last edited by tgt_usa; 05-10-2019 at 10:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-11-2019, 12:55 AM
Indynick Indynick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 166
It is a government. I will examine the 22 slide and the PD Slide, and look for the differences. I assume the PD will have a firing pin plunger in the slide, for the upper sear to press on.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved