I've been training and carrying a springfield 1911 A1 and love it, well it is a bit heavy at times. Was at the Gun Store friday and picked up a Colt 1911 series 80, little bit lighter weight and 4.25" barrel.
Today cleaning off the factory lube I saw what I remembered people talking about as the "firing pin safety." So are they reliable? As not to *prevent* an intententional fire. If I carry this pistol I don't want anything to hang when its intended to fire.
It looks like if I wanted to disable it I could just take the post and spring totally out. It is a nice feature when cleaning the firing pin though, holds it in place till the back plate is off... no flying parts!