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Tim151515
02-17-2012, 21:18
What does the 80s style safety actually do? :dunno:

bac1023
02-17-2012, 21:36
Its supposed to prevent the gun from discharging in the case its dropped or something by blocking the firing pin unless the trigger is depressed.

bac1023
02-17-2012, 21:37
Another thing it does is cause the Colt to lose value on the used market. :animlol:

Bodyarmorguy
02-17-2012, 21:39
Series 80 guns have a firing pin block incorporated into the slide assembly. The block is in the form of a spring loaded plunger and prevents the firing pin from traveling forward under inertia should the pistol be dropped muzzle first onto a hard object, ie; ground. The plunger is pushed up and out of the way by a cam in the frame. The cam is actuated by the pressing of the trigger.

I hope I explained that correctly.
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bac1023
02-17-2012, 22:05
S&W uses a similar design, but its activated by the grip safety instead of the trigger.

fnfalman
02-18-2012, 09:42
It does what all newer pistol's firing pin safeties do. Helps prevent discharge when it's dropped or knocked against that causes the sear t0 somehow tripped and the hammer falls down.