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    Quote Originally Posted by rocsteady View Post
    So letting the bolt close on an empty chamber is a bad thing? Asking as our night crew that do the weapons check each day probably do that on our safe full of work SBRs.
    You have 1911 SBRs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple View Post
    You have 1911 SBRs?
    Ha ha ha ha...1911, 1912, whatever it takes...
    "Why "zombies"? Because calling it 'training to stop a rioting, starving, panicking, desperate mob after a complete governmental financial collapse apocalypse' is just too wordy." or in light of current events: training to stop a rioting, looting, molotov cocktail throwing, skinny jeans wearing, uneducated bunch of lemmings duped by, or working directly for, a marxist organization attempting to tear down America while hiding behind a race-based name

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    I hard to imagine common sense doesn't come in and say, dont do that it can't be good. Great write up Ned, thank you and "Disciple" of Christ Christian church came through too with the save.

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    Closing slide on empty chamber thread is gone

    @nedchristiansen any pics of altered bow?
    "Bones Heal, Chics Dig Scars, Pain Goes Away"

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    Site is being goofy and wont let me add the video with a set start time. Fast forward to 5:15

    Last edited by themonk; 04-28-23 at 10:18.
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    Just now got back to this! Thanks disciple and thanks forum guys for trying. I'll get all caught up on this and post a pic or three of lightened triggers.

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    Sorry for the poor photo. Top, a WWI trigger, you can maybe make out that it does have some cuts to take weight out-- that is standard. Second from top, a commercial Colt from maybe three decades ago-- not sure if a Colt bought new today would be the same, but, the shoe is steel, the bow is steel, and they are silver-brazed together. This one has an overtravel stop laser-welded in and lightening measures taken with the shoe and the bow. Then, two current aftermarket triggers-- steel bow and aluminum shoe. The bow fits into the trigger same as the Colt commercial one but gets staked in rather than silver soldered. Some makers also put a little epoxy in there-- I've not seen one ever come loose (nor a Colt come unsoldered). Second from bottom will get a few cuts in the shoe. The bottom one has holes in the shoe. One is from top through to the bottom, the OT stop is built-in in the form of extra aluminum that must be file-trimmed, an idea I proposed to EGW some years ago.

    Yes, drilling the bow weakens it. Most trigger bows are already weak thanks to whatever steel they use, some of it is soft and dead almost like copper. "Dead" meaning, not springy. But inside the gun, all are adequate. You just have to be careful when it's out of the gun, if you drop it and step on it, it will get bent.


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    Not sure if the Series 70 or newer are different, but I have a WWI vintage 1911 and I'm sure it's been done millions of times over the course of it's life and everything still works, even on original parts as far as I can tell.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

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