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Thread: Kimber Eclipse Custom 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakota1911 View Post
    I wonder if Kimbers uses Titanium firing pins on their new pistols without their mechanical firing pin safety. I know Colt does on their new "Series 70" and Colt/Talo Clapp pistols, or at least the ones I have. Also S&W is using them on their new E series and Perf Center models without their mechanical firing pin safety or again the ones I have.
    I believe that my Baer and Wilson 1911’s have 9mm/38 Super sized firing pins, which have less weight/mass than standard 45acp firing pins, for the same reason. Both now offer titanium firing pins, as well.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick
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    Last edited by Rick McC.; 9th December 2017 at 21:18.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick McC. View Post
    I believe that my Baer and Wilson 1911’s have 9mm/38 Super sized firing pins, which have less weight/mass than standard 45acp firing pins, for the same reason. Both now offer titanium firing pins, as well.
    It is only the narrow tip of the firing pin that is smaller with the 9mm/38 Super pins. The remaining bulk of the two firing pins, excluding the tip, are the same.

    The difference in mass is insignificant.

    Many gun makers seem to be standardizing their firing pins to the smaller 9mm/38 Super pins for all their calibers. Springfield has their own intermediate sized pin.

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