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August 6, 2000, 08:06 AM
What is the best way to disconnect the firing pin safety on a series 80 officer model to put on a commander slide which has no firing pin safety?
August 6, 2000, 11:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ak9:
What is the best way to disconnect the firing pin safety on a series 80 officer model to put on a commander slide which has no firing pin safety? [/quote]
The 70 series commander slide will work without doing anything to a 80 series frame. Its a 80 series slide on a 70 series frame which will not work without removing the 80 series parts. If you want to remove the 80 series parts from the frame you can, but I wouldn't then use this pistol for self-defense because it'll probably come back to haunt you in court.
August 6, 2000, 05:16 PM
Brownells sells a plate to replace the frame levers www.brownells.com (http://www.brownells.com)
They stock two equivalent plates, from different vendors.
876-011-780 TJ's Custom frame slot blank $3.00
010-103-100 A&B Custom frame slot filler $3.25
As to legalities, the Series 80 firing pin lock is a "drop" safety device. I can't see how it would become an issue in a criminal or civil action arising from an intentional self-defense shooting.
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