What is a Series 80 1911?

The Series 80 1911 Pistol The Series 80 is/was the term used to refer to a number of modifications made to the firing mechanism of the Colt 1911 pistol. These updates were added in 1983 and were dubbed the “Series 80” since the previous revision to the base model gun was similarly dubbed the Series 70.

When did the series 80 1911 come out?

In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. This firing pin safety block had a safety plunger and was a spring-loaded pin operated by the trigger, and its purpose was to prevent dropped-gun negligent and accidental discharges.

What is the difference between a Colt Series 70 and Series 80?

The safety is the most commonly discussed and noteworthy change, though. The Series 80 was created by changing the Series 1970 firing pin safety (or lack thereof). Those changes meant the gun wouldn’t fire until the trigger was completely pressed back.

What year did the Colt Series 80 come out?

In 1983 Colt introduced the Series 80 pistol going back with solid barrel bushing and a new firing pin safety. The Series 80 firing pin safety is actuated by pressing the trigger.

Is a Colt 1911 a good gun?

Modern pistol designs have made the 1911 obsolete in its role as a combat sidearm. It’s finicky and demands constant attention that a warfighter can’t afford to offer. But when it’s tuned and running well, it’s the most accurate pistol out there. Warnings aside, the pistol’s appeal is strong and romantic.

What is the difference between a 1911 and a 1911 a1?

The M1911A1 changes to the original design consisted of a shorter trigger, cutouts in the frame behind the trigger, an arched mainspring housing, a longer grip safety spur (to prevent hammer bite), a wider front sight, a shortened hammer spur, and simplified grip checkering (eliminating the “Double Diamond” reliefs).