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Not really a fanboy of the 5.7. In a carbine? Maybe.
The PS90 has been on my wish list a long time. It's just such a COOL gun. I've got several of the 50-rd mags for it already (bought a long time ago). Just haven't picked up the rifle, yet. Some day. Some day.
 
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OF COURSE….because S&W has such a well deserved and widely know reputation for building guns that blow up because of design flaws
LOL
That was the S&W Model 61 Escort, it didn't blow up, just shed parts and failed with many brands of .22LR.
The S&W Model 59, until the 59-1 would not get through a full magazine without problems.
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That was the S&W Model 61 Escort, it didn't blow up, just shed parts and failed with many brands of .22LR.
The S&W Model 59, until the 59-1 would not get through a full magazine without problems.
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Oh well I that case we should worry about colts…how long was it before colt figured out how to make 1911’s reliable lol
 

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Oh well I that case we should worry about colts…how long was it before colt figured out how to make 1911’s reliable lol
Colt 1911's were always reliable, with the ammo they were designed to shoot, 230 ball. Over time with more people carrying HP's and whining about the guns won't feed that type of bullet, they opened the throat up and instant presto, back to as reliable with HP's as ball ammo :rolleyes:
 

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Colt 1911's were always reliable, with the ammo they were designed to shoot, 230 ball. Over time with more people carrying HP's and whining about the guns won't feed that type of bullet, they opened the throat up and instant presto, back to as reliable with HP's as ball ammo :rolleyes:
Bear me to it! (y)(y)
 
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Colt 1911's were always reliable, with the ammo they were designed to shoot, 230 ball. Over time with more people carrying HP's and whining about the guns won't feed that type of bullet, they opened the throat up and instant presto, back to as reliable with HP's as ball ammo :rolleyes:
Colt made them better with Hollow point ammo it took them a long time to get them what is considered “reliable”
Love my 1911’s and especially my colts but colts have never been at the top of the heap for reliable 1911’s…. with basic knowledge and a little work they are but not straight from colt
 

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The only unreliable 1911 I ever owned was a Colt Double Eagle. If I'da kept it I'd be sitting on some cash
 

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Well, I own a few Wilsons, a Bear, and assorted other 1911s.
Strangely enough; I own more Colts than any other brand, and, apparently even more strangely (to some) the Colts, along with everything else; function reliably, and shoot very well. Most of the Colts are from 2011 forward, and one is a 1985 Colt.
 

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My MILSPEC Colt 1911 has never missed a beat, but I don't shoot that one an awful lot. 🤠
 

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I’ve had a couple of Kimbers and a Tisas that never missed a beat. Currently have two STI 1911s that have never missed a beat and a Dan Wesson that needed “break in”. It currently runs flawless now. Never owned a Colt.


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My MILSPEC Colt 1911 has never missed a beat, but I don't shoot that one an awful lot. 🤠
My milspec s/s Colt gov model bought in 1984 made in 81 [ 70's series ] ran flawless with HP's, and of course 230 ball as well. That 70's series blued Gold Cup ran the same, but that being a target gun, I never carried it.

I preferred 2 Springer gov models that were parked for the streets during the 80's-90's and that's what I carried for over 2 decades after they both had a reliability package performed by my armorer [ former Navy armorer who at one time held the high score at Camp Perry ].

Today I still prefer the parked milspecs, and several years ago had an AO gutted for high dollar internals making it a mutt on the outside and a race car internally. It's a sleeper.
 

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My milspec s/s Colt gov model bought in 1984 made in 81 [ 70's series ] ran flawless with HP's, and of course 230 ball as well. That 70's series blued Gold Cup ran the same, but that being a target gun, I never carried it.

I preferred 2 Springer gov models that were parked for the streets during the 80's-90's and that's what I carried for over 2 decades after they both had a reliability package performed by my armorer [ former Navy armorer who at one time held the high score at Camp Perry ].

Today I still prefer the parked milspecs, and several years ago had an AO gutted for high dollar internals making it a mutt on the outside and a race car internally. It's a sleeper.
I really liked that gun!
 

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I really liked that gun!
Do you remember the maker of the parts you replaced oem with? I can never remember but they were top of the top of the line IIRC
 

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I really liked that gun!
Me too and not long after he got that A.O. MILSPEC, I was trying to get one myself, but waited too long and they were OOS. So I lost out. When I looked again a lot later, they were no longer available anywhere. In fact, I later bought the RIA MILSPEC Officer model as a close (enough) facilime. Love that 1911 and it's a great shooter for me, so much so that it's in my EDC rotation! 🤠
 

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Do you remember the maker of the parts you replaced oem with? I can never remember but they were top of the top of the line IIRC
The hammer (retro style), sear (true-radius), disco, trigger, hammer strut and strut pin were all Extreme Service parts from Harrison Custom Design, by custom 1911 builder John Harrison of Kennesaw, Ga. The light pull sear spring was from Cylinder and Slide.
I’d initially ordered a Colt sear spring from John; but the pull was a little heavier than you (and I) wanted; so I went with the C&S sear spring.

I don’t remember if you had me change out the thumb safety or not. Either way, I’d have had to fit the existing one to the new hammer and sear, same as I’d have had to fit a new one (which is probably why I don’t remember).

I know I gave you the Harrison invoice for the new parts, and gave you all the old parts that were replaced. 👍
 

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It looks like I just re-fit your thumb safety to the new parts.

Here you go:

Product(s)
NamePriceQuantityTotal
HD-101-B Extreme Service 1911 triggerPrice: $31.55Quantity: 1Total: $31.55
HD-125-B Extreme Service Hammer Strut & pin, blackPrice: $24.95Quantity: 1Total: $24.95
1005-W-26133 Plunger Tube SpringPrice: $2.95Quantity: 1Total: $2.95
HD-126 Sear springPrice: $6.50Quantity: 1Total: $6.50
HD-130-B-TR Retro ignition setPrice: $188.95Quantity: 1Total: $188.95
thanks Rick
 
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